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BBQ Chicken Nachos

Serves: 8
Prep Time: inutes
Cook Time: inutes
Total Time: inutes

What better way to use your left-over Bell & Evans Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken than coupling it with crunchy tortillas and creamy cheese sauce.  We added our favorite nacho toppings and ¡Olé! Instant party on a plate!

Ingredients

Cheese Sauce

  • 2 T Unsalted butter
  • 2 T All-purpose flour
  • 1 Can evaporated milk (12 fl oz.)
  • 1 Cup whole milk
  • 1 Cup light cream
  • 4 oz. Sharp Provolone cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. Sharp Yellow Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground mustard
  • Pinch, nutmeg
  • Pinch, cayenne pepper
  • Pinch, black pepper
  • Salt, to taste

To Serve

  • Tortilla chips
  • Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Jalapenos, seeds removed, thinly sliced
  • Red bell pepper, seeds removed, small diced
  • Tomato, small diced
  • Green onion, thinly sliced
  • Cilantro, roughly chopped

Preparation

Cheese Sauce

  1. In a large sauce pan melt butter. Add flour & cook the ‘roux’ over medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring continuously.
  2. Add evaporated milk, whole milk and light cream. Bring to a simmer whisking constantly until smooth & creamy.
  3. Add remaining ingredients, whisking to incorporate. Simmer 10 minutes until slightly thickened.
  4. Turn off heat. Add cheese & spices. Stir until completely melted. Add cooked elbow pasta.
  5. Blend with sauce and season with salt to taste.
  6. Cover and keep warm or reheat when nuggets are fully baked.
  7. NOTE: Add a splash of milk if need be to adjust desired consistency.

Finished Nachos

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment and place a layer of tortilla chips.
  3. Top with shredded cheddar cheese, jalapenos and red bell pepper.
  4. Bake until cheese is melted and golden brown, approximately 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven. Top with cheese sauce, tomato, green onion and cilantro.
  6. Serve with our Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken (on top or on the side).

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