When life gives you leftover fried chicken, make nachos! Inspired by the flavours of Toronto-based The Heartbreak Chef’s Dutty Chicken Sandwich, these Dining In chicken and pineapple nachos with jerk sour cream pairs leftover spicy fried chicken with the sweetness of pineapple — and is then finished with red onion, jalapenos and loads of cheese. It’s a quick and simple dish for a late-night snack or game-day meal!
Leftover Fried Chicken and Pineapple Nachos With Jerk Sour Cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
½ cup sour cream
2 tsp jerk sauce
6 cups tortilla chips
3 cups medium cheddar, grated
2 cups leftover spicy fried chicken (or leftover chicken tossed in jerk sauce), cubed
1 cup pineapple, cubed
½ small red onion, diced
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1. Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small bowl, combine sour cream and jerk sauce. Set aside until serving.
2. Layer about ⅓ of the tortilla chips on a round baking tray or skillet. Top with about ⅓ of cheese, fried chicken, pineapple, red onion and jalapeno peppers. Then repeat with another layer — ⅓ of the tortilla chips, cheese, chicken, pineapple, onion and jalapenos. Place the nachos in the oven to bake for 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
3. Remove the nachos and make another layer using the remaining ingredients, forming a pyramid. Return to the oven for an additional 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and tortilla chips are beginning to brown.
4. To serve, spoon a large dollop of the jerk sour cream on the top of the nachos and sprinkle with green onions. Enjoy!
Watch the how-to video here:
Like Philip and Mystique’s leftover spicy fried chicken nachos? Try their eggplant parm dip!