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Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos

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Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos | thefirstyearblog.com
Whether it’s summer, fall, winter or spring, I am always looking for simple dinner recipes to incorporate into our weekly menu plan. We keep a running list of our favorite budget friendly meals on our refrigerator, so when it comes to planning the grocery list, we have several (okay, maybe more than the average person since I write a food blog) go-to recipes to choose from. If you feel like your family can get stuck in a dinner rut from time to time we have a new delicious recipe for you that will sure to be a crowd pleaser – Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos.

Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos  | thefirstyearblog.com
Believe it or not, even food bloggers experience the dinner rut dilemma. Ryan and I can get into the pattern of buying and eating the same foods because we have a weekly grocery budget to stick to. But since starting this blog, I’ve realized that the key to creating delicious new meals is coming up with recipes that utilize our favorite foods in unique ways – not spending more money than we budgeted to buy filet mignon or prime rib.

Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos  | thefirstyearblog.com
As I am planning our grocery list for the week, I like to see what’s on sale at the store. I’ve learned that buying items that are on sale help us to stay within our budget. And like many families, we experience financial tight times around the 1st and 15th of the month, so whatever money we can save on groceries can be used elsewhere in the budget.

One of the easiest ways for me to see what’s on sale before I leave the house is to go to Walmart’s website. If you like to shop Walmart’s rollbacks, I have a secret tip for you! When I am on their site, I click on the “weekly ad” tab located at the top of the website and than click the red “rollbacks” tab. This will bring up all the rollbacks in your specific area for the week, and right now Kraft has a huge selection of items on rollback. I love being able to view the rollbacks online because it makes menu planning incredibly easy and budget friendly.

Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos  | thefirstyearblog.com
When I go to Walmart to do my shopping, I don’t have to go walking up and down the aisles to find the best deal because I’ve already done my research. The best part is that when I stick to my list, I get my shopping done quickly and I stay within my budget!

Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos  | thefirstyearblog.com
Look at all that cheesy goodness.

Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos  | thefirstyearblog.com
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Mexican BBQ Chicken Nachos

Total Time: 6 hours, 45 minutes


    BBQ Chicken
  • 1-2 pounds chicken breasts, frozen or fresh
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 1 & 1/2 to 2 & 1/2 cups Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ Sauce (depending on how saucy you like it)
  • Nachos
  • Tortilla chips
  • Black beans, 1/2 can
  • Tomatoes, diced
  • Peppers, diced
  • Avocado, diced
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • Onion, diced
  • Velveeta Shredded Cheddar Cheese, a handful to top the nachos


    BBQ Chicken
  1. Spray your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Place the chicken breasts in the crock pot.
  3. Mix the Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing and 1 & 1/2 to 2 cups of the Kraft Hickory Smoke BBQ sauce in a small bowl, then pour over the chicken.
  4. Cook on low for 5-6 hours, until the chicken naturally falls apart when you pick it up.
  5. Remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred using 2 forks. Return the shredded chicken to the crock pot with an additional 1/2 cup of bbq sauce, stir in the sauce and let the chicken cook on low for 30 more minutes.
  6. Assemble the Nachos
  7. Dice and prep all your desired toppings. Layer a large serving plate with tortilla chips. Spoon your desired amount of bbq chicken evenly onto the chips, you do not have to use all of the chicken. Add the black beans and the rest of your desired vegetable toppings, distributing evenly. Add your desired amount of Velveeta Shredded Cheddar Cheese on top of the nachos. If you would like the cheese to melt before serving, be sure to assemble the nachos on an oven safe tray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, once pre-heated place the nachos in the oven for 5-7 minutes, or until the cheese has melted. Serve and enjoy.

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  1. LOVE this – you can never have too many ways to enjoy BBQ chicken :)

  2. These remind me of our favorite nachos at local bar…BBQ Pulled Pork! My mouth is watering just looking at these. Can’t wait to make! Pinned!

  3. Yumm!! These look so good! I occasionally will do a “meatless Monday” meal and these would be great for that, minus the chicken. :)

    • You could substitute more beans for the chicken, and even mix some bbq sauce in with the beans to still get the bbq flavor!

  4. Simple and perfect, love these!

  5. I could totally devour this plate of nachos right now!!!! Grocery shopping with a list is so much better for the budget…every time I go without one, I come home with so many extra items!!!

  6. I just love nachos – these look fantastic! Look at all the gorgeous colour!

  7. I seriously LOVE recipes like this! Easy for a weeknight, but you know it’ll taste fabulous!

  8. What a great idea to shop before you even get there!! And the nachos look fantastic :)

  9. We love nachos like this! Such a great weeknight meal!

  10. These look absolutely amazing! I am definitely going to be making these soon. And these KRAFT products are on rollback which helps fit my budget even more? Perfect! #client

    • I should go back and buy more kraft products while they are still on rollback so I can make some more nachos! :-)

  11. I haven’t had nachos in foreverrrr, and these look amazing!

  12. I love BBQ sauce on nachos. One of my favorite quick night dinners.

  13. I love the BBQ twist on these nachos! I actually started my blog because we were in a rut with our meals too. The blog makes me try different things and that is one of my favorite parts about doing it :)

    • Having a blog has definitely pushed me beyond my comfort zone in terms of cooking!

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