recipe

BBQ Chicken Nachos

There are some things that I cook, that makes me think ‘If I ever had a restaurant, I’d serve this.  And people would love it.’

BBQ chicken nachos is one of these.  And it’s ridiculously easy.

I’m not going to ever open a restaurant, so, I’ll share my BBQ chicken nachos here with you.  At the end of this post is the official concoction of how to put these bad boys together.

First is my quick, must eat now version that I did today, no optional toppings, just a ‘Must eat food now’ version.

I used these chips:

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I bought them at Costco, and they are like a cross between a cracker and a tortilla chip to me, they worked with these nachos really well.

I had left over BBQ chicken breasts.  Use whatever type you like or have left over.  I really like the Kinders BBQ chicken breasts which are already marinated and vacuum sealed from Costco.  It’s a little lazy, but they come out perfect each time.

I used a mix of cheddar/jack cheese.  And drizzled some BBQ sauce over the top after it was all melted.

Now, how I did these today, is not the ultimate.  I was at the point of being so hungry that my mantra was ‘Must eat food now.’  So, my nachos weren’t fancy, but still really, really good.

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Tomorrow, my nachos will be even better, because I will add the following:

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Some corn,

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Fresh tomatoes,

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Black beans,

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And sprinkle some cilantro over the top of my creation.

I would definitely serve Cherry Margaritas at my pretend future restaurant.  Although unfortunately, I can’t hit the tequila mid day due to an unlimited amount of responsibilities that make up my lifestyle.

And for dessert at my pretend future restaurant, I would serve See’s on a silver platter, where everyone could choose their favorite one.  Thankfully, this is something I can, and did partake in midday:

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If you try the nachos, let me know how you liked them!

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When all else fails, make cherry margaritas!

At times, I will have a beer at night if I have had a migraine during the day. It just levels off the stress and pain, and makes the shoulders go down a bit.

I really enjoy wine, but wine and migraines just never sound good together for me.

With it being cherry season here now, I’m thinking the next time I get a migraine, a cherry margarita may just have to be in order.

Migraine or no migraine, pretty sure these will be in my near future again.

Here goes:

  • About 3 cups of fresh cherries, pitted.  (Use a pitter bought at a store, or if you don’t have a pitter, see here for an easy way to pit them)
  • 1 can of frozen limeade concentrate
  • 1 cup of tequila (more or less depending on your preference)
  • Triple Sec if you have it, about 1/2 cup (this will not make or break the drink, still make it if you don’t have it!)
  • 1 cup or so of water (lessen or add as you prefer the consistency of your margarita)
  • Lots of ice, about 2 cups at least

Blend well, pour in a cool glass, and enjoy!  Delicious, and cherries have the benefit of being an anti-inflammatory!

What migraine?  (ha ha, I wish!)