Ultimate Spicy Nachos

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 33 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 13 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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


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


  1. 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.
  2. 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.