Chef-Inspired BBQ Chicken Nachos with Ultimate Yellow™ Cheese Sauce

Yield: 35 servings | Serving Size: 2 ounces cheese sauce, 2.2 ounces chicken, 2 ounces tortilla chips
Child Nutrition: 2.5 meat/meat alternate, 2 oz. eq. grain, 1/2 cup vegetable (red orange) | HACCP Process III.

Chef-Inspired BBQ Chicken Nachos recipe


  • 80 ounces (5 pounds) | Unseasoned chicken strips
  • 30 ounces (3 cups) | Barbecue sauce
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) | Cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons | Red pepper flakes



Place chicken into standard full steam table pan.


Combine barbecue sauce, vinegar and pepper flakes in bowl; pour over chicken. Cover.


Heat 1 hour or until chicken reaches 165°F for at least 15 seconds. Hold warm until service.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds
CCP: Maintain hot food at 140°F or above


Heat Ultimate Yellow™ Cheese Sauce to 165°F according to manufacturer's instruction.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds


To serve, plate 2 ounces tortilla chips; top with one #16 scoop chicken and drizzle with 2 ounces warm cheese sauce.


Garnish with diced jalapeño, if desired.

Created by Chef Vince Scimone of Grossmont Union High School District.

Recipe Tips

Tip #1

This recipe was developed using Tyson® All Natural Dark Meat Chicken Strips, Red Gold® Naturally Balanced BBQ Sauce and Red Gold® Salsa Dipping Cups.

Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size2 ounces cheese sauce, 2.2 ounces chicken, 2 ounces tortilla chips
  • Calories513 calories
  • Fat 24 grams
  • Sat. Fat 7 grams
  • Trans Fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 76 milligrams
  • Sodium 719 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 55 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 3 grams
  • Sugars 8 grams
  • Protein 21 grams
  • Vitamin A 0 IU
  • Vitamin C 0 milligrams
  • Calcium 201 milligrams
  • Iron 1.19 milligrams

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