Buffalo Chicken Nachos (recipes)

27 April 2011 by Rachel Anderson Category: recipes
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For those who don’t follow the NHL, the Eastern Conference  Quarter Finals between the Buffalo Sabres and the Philadelphia Flyers was a heated battle. I happen to be from Western New York and Lee is from Philadelphia. So for two weeks, we’ve been silent to each other except when a brief peace was made over Buffalo Chicken Nachos and Philly Cheesesteak Nachos during the Sabres OT victory last Friday.

Below is the delicious recipe for Buffalo Chicken Nachos. What makes chicken so Buffalo-ey you might ask? Well, Franks Red Hot Sauce and some butter. I will skip a few steps for you guys because I made my own chips with pre-made corn tortillas. I highly recommend this; it makes the chips extra crispy and thick enough to hold all the hot sauce, blue cheese and chicken that soon smoother every single chip.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Serves approximately 4

12 Corn Tortillas – Makes 48 full chips or just use about a little over half bag of your favorite store bought chip.
1 Cooked Chicken Breast, shredded
1/2 Cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
1 C Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 celery stalk
2 scallions, chopped – white and green parts separated
Blue Cheese Sauce recipe below
Blue Cheese Crumbles (optional)
Cilantro, chopped (optional)

Buffalo Chicken Nachos before the oven

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees
Toss melted butter, Franks Red Hot Sauce and Chicken, and 1/4 C of Blue Cheese Sauce
Arrange a layer of chips in 9 X 9 pan. Cover chips with 1/4 C of cheddar cheese and 1/3 of chicken mixture and celery stalk and white scallions. Repeat for a second layer.
For the third layer evenly distribute remaining cheese, chicken mixture, celery and scallions.
Bake for 8 minutes or until cheese has melted.
Top with 1/2 C of Blue Cheese Sauce and green scallions. Sprinkle on some blue cheese crumbles and chopped cilantro. Serve!

Buffalo Chicken Nachos finished product

Blue Cheese Sauce - According to the internet this is the recipe of the Anchor Bar’s blue cheese sauce in Buffalo, NY. Anchor Bar is home to the original Buffalo wing so I don’t mess with success. This recipe will make extra sauce but that just means you have to order more wings right?

2 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup mayonnaise1 tbsp fresh-squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp white vinegar
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
Salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste

Just mix it all together and let it chill for a while. Easy!

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