This BBQ Chicken Nachos recipe is perfectly tangy and full of delicious flavor. It uses shredded chicken made in under 15 minutes using a Ninja Foodi pressure cooker.
So it can easily be adapted to other pressure cookers, such as an Instant Pot. Or set it and forget it with a Crockpot / slow cooker.
BBQ Chicken Nachos
This is such a perfect quick and easy weeknight meal. It is full of delicious flavor combinations.
One of my favorite things about putting together a nachos recipe – is how flexible they are.
They can be set up as a nacho bar and allow others to add whichever ingredients or toppings they desire.
Aside from cooking the shredded bbq chicken, the rest of the ingredient amounts are suggestions. It can be as little or as much as is preferred.
Preparing the Chicken
The chicken can be cooked in under 10 minutes time when using a Ninja Foodi or other pressure cooker, like the Instant Pot.
I follow my Shredded BBQ Chicken recipe by cooking it in the Ninja Foodi. Simply, add the chicken tenders, chicken broth, and salt.
Pressure cook for 8 minutes, drain & shred the chicken. And then add your favorite BBQ sauce.
We love this homemade honey bbq sauce recipe. Its so delicious and doesn’t use processed sugar!
If using a crockpot or slow cooker, add the chicken, broth, and salt. Slow cook for about 3 hours, or until fork tender.
Drain the liquid, shred the chicken and mix in the bbq sauce.
Assembling the Nachos
Baking Sheet Method:
I like to use parchment paper over my baking sheet for easy clean up. Who’s with me?? Hey…busy mama of four over here!
And then I’ll begin to layer my ingredients.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, F
- Add a layer of tortilla chips to the baking sheet
- Layer with the BBQ chicken and corn
- Evenly distribute the shredded cheddar cheese
- Bake for about 5-10 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted
- Layer on additional toppings
Nacho Bar Method:
- Prepare the chicken and keep in the pressure or slow cooker on warm until ready to serve.
- Add tortilla chips to favorite serving bowl or basket
- Prepare toppings into small serving bowls
- Allow everyone to prepare their nachos with favorite toppings
For this BBQ Chicken Nachos recipe, I have included our favorite topping combinations.
- shredded cheddar cheese
- sliced black olives
- chopped red onion
- jarred jalapeños (fermented jalapeños make a great choice!)
More Easy Comfort Recipes:
Easy BBQ Chicken Nachos
- 1 – 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 cup bbq sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup yellow corn frozen or canned
- 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup sliced jarred jalapeños
- 1/3 chopped purple onion
- chopped cilantro as garnish
- tortilla chips
- Add chicken breast tenders, chicken broth, and salt to the Ninja Foodi or Instant Pot. Set to pressure cook on high for 8 minutes. Quick release the pressure when finished. Drain liquid and then stir in bbq sauce.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, F.
- Place tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Line with parchment paper for easy clean up, if desired.
- Layer the shredded bbq chicken, corn, and then distribute the shredded cheddar cheese evenly over the top.
- Place in oven for about 5-10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
- Add the desired amount of black olives, red onions, and jalapeno slices. Followed with the cilantro if using.
- Serve and enjoy.