Thursday, September 27, 2012

.buffalo chicken nachos.

hello football season. hello any reason to get together with friends and munch on snack food. party food is my favorite.

when my friend decided to host a football game party at her house, i started searching for a dish that would be a perfect crowd pleaser. (well, and a personal pleaser too).

although i'm vegetarian, i just love the taste of anything with buffalo wing sauce. so when i ran across this recipe for buffalo chicken nachos, i knew i'd struck food gold.

not only would my friends enjoy this unique, layered appetizer, but i could selfishly make my own little dish sans the chicken to enjoy! that's just what i did. the recipe below was followed to a t; besides the actual tortilla chips.

my eye guy has a reputation for making awesome chips by deep frying tortillas and adding a little seasoning. so, i asked him to do that for the chips for this recipe to give it that extra edge. he wasn't thrilled that i had wheat tortillas for him to use and said he refused to claim this as his chips if they weren't good. luckily for him, they were still delish.

the dish was a hit and one assuredly worth making the next time you get together with friends. or, just divide the recipe and make a smaller portion for a fun at-home treat.

buffalo chicken nachos
adapted from how sweet eats

what you need
8 whole wheat tortillas

4-5 ounces of shredded chicken

1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese

1- 2 ounces crumbled gorgonzola

1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (or more)

1/4 cup chopped scallions

avocado for garnish

olive oil for spritzing

what you do
Preheat oven to 450.
Cut the tortillas into wedges and spritz with olive oil then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
(Although the original recipe calls for baking, my eye guy fried our tortilla wedges and boy were they good).
You can also skip this step and use tortilla chips.
Once finished, add a layer to the bottom of a baking dish, then top with chicken, cheese, buffalo wing sauce and your other toppings. Continue layering until chips and ingredients are gone. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until cheese melts. Drizzle additional wing sauce over top and garnish with more scallions and avocado.

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