Super Bowl party food is supposed to be indulgently heavy and satisfying. It should be rich and savory and totally over the top.
So to satisfying all of those criteria, I created a mega mashup that draws on two classic party foods — Buffalo chicken wings and nachos. The resulting buffalo chicken nachos are easy to assemble, but pack tons of big, bold flavor to get you through the big game. And because they are nachos, it’s easy to make enough to feed a crowd.
To keep things as easy as possible, I start with the meat from a rotisserie chicken. But if you’d prefer to grill or roast your own, have at it. The meat from the chicken then gets tossed with a killer Buffalo sauce, then spread over a thick bed of tortilla chips. Add cheese and the rest of the toppings, then pop them in the oven until melted.
BUFFALO CHICKEN NACHOS
Start to finish: 30 minutes
Makes 8 servings
1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Sauce (original)
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
1/4 cup butter
2-pound rotisserie chicken
7 1/2 ounces tortilla chips
8 ounces grated cheddar cheese
8 ounces Mexican-style shredded cheese
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
3.8-ounce can sliced black olives
1 bunch scallions, sliced
Salsa, to serve
Sour cream, to serve
Nutrition information per serving: 710 calories; 400 calories from fat (56 percent of total calories); 45 g fat (21 g saturated; 1 g trans fats); 190 mg cholesterol; 27 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 51 g protein; 1560 mg sodium.
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