Wondering what to do with that leftover Costco rotisserie chicken? I bought one the other day and in 3 days, we barely made a dent in it. They are so inexpensive, so it’s hard not to grab one when I’m at Costco, but it was such a busy weekend that we didn’t even have time to sit down and eat. One of our family favorite uses for left over chicken is BBQ chicken nacho’s. They are easy and delicious!
I’m one of those “crazy” people that likes to make my own nacho chips. It’s a great way to use that already opened corn tortillas, and it only takes a few minutes. Heat up a pan with an inch of canola or other vegetable oil. Cut the corn tortillas into 4 or 6 inch pieces and fry on each side until lightly browned. I usually sprinkle them with a little salt at the end and place them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. You can also use your favorite gluten-free corn chips as well. I’ve used blue corn chips and scoops and they work great too.
Next, shred the rotisserie chicken and cover with your favorite BBQ sauce. I like to use a combination of several kinds to give it spice and sweet flavors. My favorite combination is Kraft BBQ sauce and Bullseye brand. Make sure you read the ingredient list for any hidden gluten (i.e. soy sauce, malt flavoring, etc.). Heat BBQ coated chicken on a stove top in a cooking spray covered pan until warmed completely.
I’ve used different pans to assemble my nacho’s, but found that using one with sides works the best. Coat pan with non-stick spray and begin layering chips, chicken and sharp cheddar cheese. Top with a layer of cheese and heat in a broiler until the cheese is melted. After it comes out of the oven, put a bit more BBQ sauce on and top with whatever Mexican fixings you like; onions, black beans, cilantro, corn, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, re-fried beans, jalapeno peppers, etc.
The list is endless of what you can serve on them.
Try it and let me know what you think!
BBQ Chicken Nacho Recipe
- Shredded Chicken
- Bag of Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- Bag of Gluten-Free Tortilla Chips
- Mexican Fixings (Guacamole, Sour Cream, Sweet Corn, Salsa, Chopped Onions, Chopped Cilantro)