Ultimate Spicy Nachos

Total Time:
33 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
13 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Spicy Cheese Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 cups coarsely grated pepper jack
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard or whole-grain mustard
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Nachos:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 cup your favorite barbecue sauce
  • 8 cups tortilla chips (about 1 large bag)
  • 1 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup sour cream or nonfat Greek yogurt
Directions

For the sauce: In medium saucepan over medium heat, add the butter, garlic and jalapeno. Saute for 3 minutes, and then sprinkle in the flour. Cook, stirring frequently, until you create a blond roux, about 5 minutes. Add the milk, cheese and mustard and use a whisk to stir all together. Season with salt and pepper and let cook for 5 minutes on low.

For the nachos: Shred the chicken and place into a medium bowl. Pour in the barbecue sauce and mix well to combine. Arrange the tortilla chips on a platter and spread the chicken over the chips. Pour the warm cheese sauce over the top and sprinkle with the jalapenos and cilantro. Garnish with dollops of the sour cream.


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