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These BBQ Chicken Nachos By Milo Fleming Of Top Chef Jr. Are To Die For

Top Chef Junior contestant, Milo, is cooking up his winning BBQ Chicken Nachos recipe in the Tasty kitchen. Watch new episodes Fridays at 8/7c only on Universal Kids!

BBQ Chicken Nachos by Top Chef Jr.'s Milo Fleming

What you need

BBQ Sauce

1½ teaspoons smoked paprika

1½ teaspoons ancho chile powder

1 teaspoon cumin

½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

⅔ cup ketchup

3 tablespoons sugar

salt and pepper, to taste

¼ cup apple cider vinegar


3 tablespoons butter

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 cup half and half

⅔ cup Pepper Jack cheese, shredded

salt and pepper, to taste

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1 red onion, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

salt and pepper, to taste

4 cups ranch-flavored corn chips

1 pound grilled chicken, cubed

How to make it

1. Combine paprika, chile powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper in a medium skillet and toast over medium heat until fragrant. Add ketchup, sugar, and vinegar. Stir until combined, and season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.

2. In a large skillet or saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat and whisk in flour. Stir in half of the half and half, then add Pepper Jack. Whisk until combined, stir in remaining liquid, and season with salt and pepper. Hold over very low heat until ready to serve.

3. In a large skillet, add vegetable oil and bring to medium heat. Add peppers and onions, and sauté until wilted slightly but still crisp.

4. In a large bowl, toss cooked chicken and BBQ sauce until evenly coated.

5. In a large skillet or baking dish, arrange the chips in a single layer. Top with sauteéd veggies, then the chicken, and finally the queso sauce. Heat through for 10 minutes in a 350°F (180°C) oven before serving.

6. Enjoy!