When I have friends and family over to BBQ, I want to eliminate as many trips to the kitchen as possible. The more I can enjoy the sunshine outside with my friends, the better. But there are a lot of snacks that I normally prepare in the oven or on the stove, so I decided to venture out and start making my go-to-oven-recipes on the grill. And with much success! Loaded nachos is a must when I have people over, so I decided to prepare this delicious snack on the grill. I used Northwest Blend smoking chips to season the chips with a natural smoke flavor and it turned out amazing!

Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 6 as a snack


  • Northwest Blend Smoking Chips
  • 1 bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 lb. Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Tbsp. BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 lb. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 lb. Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • Black Olives, sliced
  • Jalapenos, sliced
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Cooking Spray

Chef's Tip

Add some blue corn
tortilla chips to the
nachos for a pop of color.


  1. Soak the NW Blend smoking chips in water for 20 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill to 300°F.
  3. Brush chicken thighs with BBQ sauce and add to grill. Smoke for 1.5 to 2 hours, or until cooked. Shred chicken thighs and set aside.
  4. Spray aluminum tray with cooking oil and add tortilla chips.
  5. Top chips with cheese, jalapenos and black olives.
  6. Add more smoking chips to the grill, place aluminum tray on grill and close the lid. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Add shredded chicken, sour cream, salsa and fresh cilantro to chips.
  8. Enjoy!

Featured Product in this Recipe:

NW Blend Smoking Chips