The Oilfield Cafe: Hawaiian Nachos

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Serve these at your 4th of July celebration, or for any summer get-together!

We eat these nachos for dinner, but they’re also great for lunch, or as an appetizer. This recipe was inspired by my husband’s Hawaiian heritage, and our love for Mexican food. Let me tell you, it. is. DELICIOUS.

Total time: 20 minutes | Makes 6 servings


1 1/2 cups boiled (or rotisserie) chicken, finely shredded

3/4 cup barbecue sauce

2 Tbsp. freshly chopped cilantro

1/2 cup canned pineapple tidbits

1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

6 cups tortilla chips

1/2 cup diced red bell pepper

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

3 Tbsp. teriyaki sauce

3 thinly sliced scallions


Preheat the oven to 400.

Drain pineapple and reserve juice. Marinate diced pepper in 1/2 of reserved pineapple juice.

Mix chicken, barbecue sauce, cilantro, shredded coconut and remaining reserved pineapple juice. Warm the mixture in a small saucepan over low heat.

Spread a single layer of tortilla chips onto an oven-proof baking dish. Layer half the chicken mixture on the chips, then sprinkle with cheese. Sprinkle with marinated pepper and repeat to build another layer.

Bake 5 minutes, or until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with teriyaki sauce. Sprinkle pineapple tidbits and sliced scallions on the nachos.

Serve, and enjoy!

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About Katie

Katie lives in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado, where she raises her sweet daughter, Maile, who just turned two! Katie has been married to the love of her life for going on 6 years; every one of those years as a roughneck wife. The family also includes two spaniels, a very persnickety old cat, and two aquatic frogs. Katie spends most of her time reading books with her little one, going down the slide at the park 10,000 times, painting and playing pretend, and dreaming of growing all her own food. You can also find her at her family lifestyle blog, See You There.

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