BBQ Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

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Barbecue Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

I have been on a major grilled pineapple kick lately. Like, mayjah.

Guacamole, burgers, margaritas, and of course – those nachos.

Barbecue Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

The other two people in this house are not so… passionate about grilled pineapple. There have been eyerolls and little remarks and sighs.

Nor are they passionate about taking the contents of 5 leftover bowls from the fridge and making… that.

But those other two people in this house didn’t complain one bit about dinner last night.

Barbecue Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

The Internet’s favorite queso serves as the cheesy nacho base, which I then topped with leftover chicken tossed with barbecue sauce, grilled pineapple, thinly sliced red onion, weapons-grade-hot chopped jalapeno (but only on half – Thank, God!) and cilantro.


BBQ Chicken & Grilled Pineapple Nachos

Cheesy nachos topped with barbecue chicken, grilled pineapple, and red onion.


  • 14 oz bag of tortilla chips
  • 1 recipe Chile con Queso
  • ~2 cups of shredded chicken (from about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 3 grilled pineapple rings, diced*
  • Thinly sliced red onion
  • Chopped fresh jalapeno
  • Large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • *Slice fresh pinepple 1/2-inch thick, remove core, and grill over med-high for ~5 minutes a side, until charred.


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Spread the tortilla chips on a large baking pan.
  3. Toss the shredded chicken with barbecue sauce in a small bowl.
  4. Top the chips with queso, barbecue chicken, sliced red onion, and diced pineapple.
  5. Bake for 7-10 minutes and remove from oven.
  6. Top with jalapeno and cilantro, serve hot.


Yields: 8 servings

Source: Confections of a Foodie Bride

Estimated time: 30 minutes

10 comments… add one
  • Completely & totally head-over-heels in LOVE with these!

  • These must be the prettiest nachos I’ve ever seen! Yum!

  • Oh my goodness, does this ever look delicious! Grilling season is finally in full swing here and I can’t wait to give these a try, I don’t have nearly enough gourmet nachos in my life. ; ) Pinned!

  • Omg. I’m on this weird kick where the only pizza I’ll eat is the hawaiian bbq pizza from Papa John’s. So this is basically it but on nachos. I need this in my life. Right now.

    Why must I be on a diet?

  • I’ve been on a nacho craving kick lately, and these are simply amazing!!!

  • I’m drooling. This looks incredible!

  • Yummy! Chicken and pineapple is one of the most delicious combinations!

  • I have not grilled pineapple in a very long time. Long overdue from the look of these nachos!

  • As soon as you mentioned weapons grade jalapeno being paired with sweet and caramelly grilled pineapple…I was in. Yum!

  • Wait, there are people who don’t like grilled pineapple?! Madness! These nachos are making my mouth water – they look fantastic!!

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