Buffalo Chicken Nachos

posted in: Appetizers


Nacho ordinary nachos! I'm gonna go ahead and say that these are even more amazing than any nachos I've ever had before! Buffalo chicken strikes again, and it's full of so much flavor that you won't even miss the cheese! Want to make this incredibly easy and super fast? Buy plantain chips instead of making your own sweet potato chips, just be sure to check the ingredients! You could bake the sweet potato chips instead of frying them, whichever way works best for you! You could also slice up some avocado and use store bought pico de gallo (again, just check the ingredients), although I have to say the avocado salsa is really, really yummy! I made a double batch of the buffalo chicken; it makes amazing leftovers! Have fun with this recipe, if you love buffalo chicken like I do, you'll LOVE this! Happy cooking!

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos


Chips –

  • 1 large sweet potato or yam (I used Japanese yams), sliced thin with a mandolin or sharp knife (or store bought plantain chips)
  • coconut oil for frying (I used about ¼ cup)

Buffalo Chicken –

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cups of cooked chicken, shredded (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup clean hot sauce (I used Frank's Original)
  • 1/3 cup paleo mayo (recipe follows)
  • Salt to taste

Mayo –

  • 2/3 cup avocado oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Avocado Salsa –

  • 3 ripe avocados, pitted and diced
  • ½ small red onion, diced (about 1/3 cup)
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tsp)
  • ¾ tsp salt


Let's start with the chips –

1. Melt enough coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat to just cover the bottom of the pan. Once the pan is nice and hot, add one layer of sweet potatoes/yams. Cook each side for about 2-3 minutes, until they just start to brown, and then flip to cook the other side. Continue doing this until all the chips are made. Add more coconut oil to the pan if needed. Place them on paper towels to drain.

While the chips are cooking, let's make the simple mayo! –

2. Place all ingredients in a tall container (I use a 2 cup Pyrex measuring cup). Place an immersion blender at the bottom and turn on. Once the mixture starts to blend together and become thick, move the immersion blender towards the top, until it is well blended. This should take less than a minute!

Salsa time! –

3. Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl. That's it!

Time to make the buffalo chicken!

4. Melt the coconut oil in a medium pan over medium-low heat. Once the pan is hot, add the diced onion and cook until soft. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook just until heated through.

5. Turn off the heat and add the hot sauce and mayo to the pan. Season with salt and mix well.
*You can save the remaining mayo and store it in your fridge; the expiration date is whenever your egg expires! Use it to make ranch or chipotle aioli!

Nacho Time! –

6. Start with a layer of chips, top with buffalo chicken and then avocado salsa. Eat up!


19 Responses

  1. adashofmeg
    | Reply

    BABY 😀 I cannot wait to try! love you

  2. DetoxMama
    | Reply

    Oh…my…YUM! That looks fantastic and I can't wait to try it!

    • livinglovingpaleo
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      Thanks so much!! Hope you love it! Forgot to mention that you could bake the sweet potato chips as well if that's easier 🙂

  3. lauramacky
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  4. Coconut Contentment
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    Japanese yams are my favorite – so good!

  5. Colleen Stewart
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    I can't wait to try these! This is also a good excuse to finally make mayo. That way I can make the ranch too

    • livinglovingpaleo
      | Reply

      You will LOVE paleo mayo, Colleen! It's addicting! I know from experience 😉

  6. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    | Reply

    I would love to face plant into that delicious creation!

  7. Beth
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    Where do you find Japanese Yams?

    • livinglovingpaleo
      | Reply

      Hi Beth! I find them at Whole Foods or my farmers market. This is actually the first year I've seen them locally, hope you can find some, they're amazing! Not quite as sweet as a regular sweet potato, and they have less moisture, so they really crisp up 🙂

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  9. healthyleanfit
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    I cannot wait to have these!! Buffalo and avocado, and paleo mayo and Japanese sweet potato all in one meal…..gah!!!!

    • livinglovingpaleo
      | Reply

      You know I'll make them for you as soon as you're able to have them, Deanna!! 🙂

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