Firecracker Chicken Nachos pack a flavor punch with spicy buffalo sauce and sweet chili sauce. Slow cook the chicken a day in advance for quick, 15 minute meal on those busy evenings.
Firecracker Chicken Nachos Recipe
Today I have the honor of helping my friend Kelly from Life Made Sweeter celebrate the launch of her new cookbook, The Asian Slow Cooker. If you love Asian food, slow cooker recipes, or just enjoy browsing gorgeous food photography, this cookbook is for you!
It was hard to choose between the soups, take-out copycat recipes, and even dessert recipes, but these Firecracker Chicken Nachos won me over and I just had to share the with you. There’s something about the flavors of cheese, cilantro, tortillas, and sweet chili sauce that I just can’t resist.
To make these Firecracker Chicken Nachos a quick dinner recipe, I slow cooked the chicken a day in advance. You’ll love the sweet & fiery chicken flavored with buffalo sauce and Thai sweet chili sauce. Simply slow cook the chicken for 3-4 hours or until it is fork-tender. If you’re preparing it the day before, store the chicken and sauce in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the nachos.
And the chicken itself? It would be excellent with a side of rice or potatoes. My family LOVED the flavor of the firecracker chicken!
The firecracker chicken nachos reminded me of our tortilla chip pizza that we often make. While that nacho bake has more of a traditional taco flavor, these nachos have a sweet & spicy flavor. Think salty tortilla chips layered with melted cheese and sweet & spicy chicken.
And that marinated cabbage? It wouldn’t normally be a topping I’d normally think to put on chicken nachos, but don’t skip it. That sweet “pickled” flavor of the cabbage really punched up the flavor. The kids didn’t even pick off the cabbage.
That’s a win.
Be sure to drizzle the top of the nachos with the extra buffalo chili sauce that you cooked the chicken in.