Sweet + Savory BBQ Nachos

Filed under Appetizers and Dips Live Well Recipes on Feb 15 13 by

Barbeque Nachos
These sweet and spicy nachos are the perfect appetizer to serve at a dinner party—your guests wont be able to get enough! A pinch of brown sugar, a dash of paprika, a hint of BBQ sauce, and fresh parsley are among the flavors that make this such a savory snack.

You will need:

  • Package of flour tortillas
  • Pre-made grilled chicken strips (I always use Purdue)
  • 2 small white onions
  • Paprika
  • Garlic salt
  • Chili powder
  • Crushed red pepper flakes
  • Cayenne pepper powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Olive oil
  • Barbeque sauce
  • Fresh parsley


  1. Heat frying pan on med-low heat and coat pan with olive oil.
  2. Dice onions and chicken into small pieces. Add to pan.
  3. Add spices (paprika, garlic salt, chili powder, crushed red pepper, cayenne pepper) to taste. GO LIGHT on the cayenne pepper powder, unless you really like spice. Add about 4 pinches of brown sugar (by pinch, I mean that I grabbed one of those small clumps of sugar and crumbled it in the pan).
  4. Cook until chicken and onions are lightly browned. Stir in a small amount of BBQ sauce (just enough to give it a very light glaze—it’s meant to prevent the mixture from being too piece-y). Turn off the burner and cover.
  5. Using a culinary brush, lightly coat just one side of a flour tortilla with olive oil. Heat in toaster oven until it’s lightly crisped. The oil will prevent the tortilla from getting crunchy all the way through, so you’ll still have a bit of that soft texture. If you are using a whole box of Purdue chicken, you probably need about 4 tortillas.
  6. Cut tortilla with a pizza cutter and top with the chicken and onion mixture. Serve with a bit of fresh chopped parsley for a colorful garnish.

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