Thinking of a super easy dinner option on a busy working day but still doesn’t want to compromise on taste and health? Well, using pre-cooked Urban Smoke BBQ Pulled Chicken, we have brought you another dynamic recipe: ‘BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos’ that will make your taste buds sizzle.
It could also be your next favourite movie night or game day snack because who doesn’t like fiery hot nachos with some action and thrill? It’s like doubling the excitement.
So, gear up to witness the glorious taste of cheesy and crunchy fully loaded nachos that are very straightforward and easy to prepare but splendid in taste. The best thing about this recipe is you don’t need to do any prior preparation; all you need to do is heat the pre-cooked Urban Smoke BBQ Pulled Chicken, cheese and get some basic veggies that are a must in any Mexican dish, like Jalapenos.
Serving Size: 2-3 | Prep Time: 10 minutes | Cook Time: 10 minute
- 1 pack of Urban Smokehouse BBQ Pulled Chicken
- 1 pack of your favourite tortilla chips (11-13 OZ)
- 2 cups of sliced jalapeños (can also use pickled jalapenos)
- 2 cups Shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 and ½ cups of sliced black olives
- 2 cups of diced tomatoes
- 1 cup of red onions sliced
- 1 cup of corn
- 1 cup of bell pepper (use all red, green and yellow for colour)
- 1 cup of black or pinto beans
- Prepare your baking tray with aluminium foil, cooking spray and preheat oven at 350°F.
- Heat the precooked Urban Smokehouse BBQ Pulled Chicken in a pan.
- Spread half of the tortilla chips on your baking tray.
- Put some shredded cheddar cheese on them.
- Now spread evenly heated Urban Smokehouse BBQ Pulled Chicken on tortilla chips.
- Layer it with half of the other ingredients; Jalapenos, olives, beans, corn, bell pepper, tomatoes, red onions.
- Now repeat the process by layering remaining half tortilla chips followed by BBQ pulled chicken, cheese and remaining veggies on to your baking tray for the well balanced outcome.
- Add lots of shredded cheese and jalapeños on top for ultimate cheesy and flavorful experience.
- Bake it for 7 to 10 minutes until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Relish your super easy and tantalizing Mexican Cuisine made in no time.
Nutritional Value: Calories: 710 Kcal | Carbohydrate: 70 g | Protein: 42 g | Fat: 32 g
Flaming Hot BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos:
Spice devotees can get the hot and electrifying experience by spicing up things according to their wish, so simply use hot flavoured tortilla chips, pepper cheddar cheese, more jalapenos or you can also add a pinch of paprika, some hot sauce. For dip, go for tantalizing salsa sauce for ultimate blazing experience.
Healthy Gluten-free BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos:
For health conscious and fitness freaks, we have got healthier version of this dish, you can opt gluten-free tortilla chips, fat-free cheese, veggies like avocado slices. Serve it with much-loved guacamole, as it is fully loaded with healthy nutrients like fibre and potassium and will also ensure complete Mexican experience. Guacamole is a Mexican dip made with avocados.
Honey BBQ Pulled Chicken Nachos:
Want flavourful experience without it being too spicy? No problem. You can have a fulfilling, sweet, and zesty experience by adding a generous dash of honey, ranch sauce or other dressings such as thousand Island. So dip it into your chipotle sauce making every bite worth dying for.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use fresh jalapeños instead of pickled ones for a milder flavour?
Yes, you can use fresh jalapeños if you prefer a milder flavour. Adjust the quantity based on your spice preference.
Is there a specific type of Cheddar cheese recommended for the recipe?
You can use any type of Cheddar cheese based on your taste preferences. Sharp, mild, or extra sharp Cheddar all work well.
Can I omit black olives if I'm not a fan of them?
Yes, you can omit black olives if you don't like them. Feel free to customize the recipe based on your preferences.
Can I prepare the ingredients ahead of time for easy assembly later?
Yes, you can prepare some ingredients in advance, such as slicing vegetables or opening packages, to streamline the assembly process later.
What can I use as a substitute for red onions if I find them too strong?
If you find red onions too strong, you can substitute them with milder options like sweet onions or green onions.
Can I use canned corn instead of fresh corn?
Yes, you can use canned corn as a convenient alternative to fresh corn. Just make sure to drain and rinse the canned corn before use.
Can I use a different type of bell pepper if I don't have all three colors?
Yes, you can use any color of bell pepper you have available or prefer. Mixing colors adds visual appeal, but using one color is still delicious.
Do I need to cook the black or pinto beans before adding them to the nachos?
If using canned black or pinto beans, you can drain and rinse them before adding directly to the nachos. If using dried beans, it's recommended to cook them first.
Can I use a different type of cheese instead of cheddar?
Yes, you can use a different type of cheese based on your preference. Monterey Jack, Colby, or a Mexican cheese blend can be great alternatives.
Cooking Related Questions:
Can I prepare the nachos in advance and bake them later?
Yes, you can prepare the nachos in advance by assembling the layers and then bake them when ready to serve. However, it's recommended to add the shredded cheese and jalapenos just before baking for freshness.
What is the recommended size for the baking tray?
Use a baking tray that is large enough to accommodate the layers of nachos and ensure even cooking. A standard-sized baking tray is often sufficient.
Can I use canned beans instead of cooking them from scratch?
Yes, you can use canned black or pinto beans. Make sure to drain and rinse them before layering onto the nachos.
How can I prevent the nachos from becoming soggy during baking?
To prevent sogginess, make sure the ingredients are well-drained, especially if using canned items. Additionally, avoid overloading the nachos with wet ingredients.
What are some optional toppings or garnishes for the finished nachos?
Consider adding fresh cilantro, sour cream, guacamole, or a squeeze of lime juice as optional toppings for added flavor.
Can I make a smaller or larger batch of these nachos?
Yes, you can easily adjust the quantities of ingredients based on your serving size. Just ensure even layering for balanced flavors.
What side dishes pair well with these nachos?
These nachos can be served with sides like salsa, guacamole, or a simple green salad for a well-rounded meal.
Where can I find hot-flavored tortilla chips?
Hot-flavored tortilla chips are often available in the snack or chip aisle of most grocery stores. Look for varieties labeled as spicy or hot.
Is there a specific type of hot sauce recommended for the recipe?
You can use your favorite hot sauce for the recipe. Choose one that suits your spice tolerance and flavor preferences.
Can I make the salsa sauce at home, or is store-bought salsa fine?
You can make salsa sauce at home using fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and spices. However, store-bought salsa works well for convenience.
What's the recommended serving size for the blazing nachos?
The serving size can vary based on personal preference and whether it's an appetizer or a main dish. Adjust the quantities of ingredients accordingly.
Can I adjust the spice level of the nachos for a milder or hotter experience?
Yes, you can easily adjust the spice level by modifying the quantity of jalapenos, hot sauce, or opting for milder ingredients.
Are there alternatives to pepper cheddar cheese for a different flavor?
Certainly! You can use other cheese varieties like Monterey Jack, Colby Jack, or a Mexican blend to customize the flavor.
How can I ensure that the dish remains gluten-free throughout the preparation process?
To ensure the dish remains gluten-free, check the labels of all ingredients, including sauces and seasonings, to verify they are gluten-free.
Where can I find gluten-free tortilla chips?
Gluten-free tortilla chips are available in many grocery stores, often in the health food section or a dedicated gluten-free aisle.
Is fat-free cheese easily accessible, and what alternatives can I use?
Fat-free cheese is commonly available in grocery stores, typically in the dairy section. If preferred, you can also use reduced-fat cheese or a cheese alternative.
Are there specific health benefits of using avocado slices in the dish?
Avocado slices are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and potassium. They contribute to heart health, provide satiety, and add a creamy texture to the dish.
Are there alternatives to honey for sweetness?
Yes, you can use alternatives like maple syrup, agave nectar, or a fruit-based sweetener for a different flavor profile.
What other dressings can be used besides ranch sauce for a different flavor?
Besides ranch sauce, you can try dressings like Thousand Island, balsamic vinaigrette, or honey mustard dressing for a unique taste.
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