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And while, of course, we mean no disrespect towards tortilla chips…we may have found something we like better. Enter the totcho. As you can probably guess, it’s the same concept as nachos, but with a tater tot base.
This recipe comes together in 5 minutes thanks to store-bought rotisserie chicken, store-bought barbecue sauce, and frozen tots. Basically, it tastes like barbecue chicken wings dipped in ranch, piled on top of crispy potatoes. So, yeah, you need this in your life.
Watch the video above to see how we made it, then follow the recipe below to make it for your Super Bowl guests.
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BBQ Ranch Chicken Totchos
1 28-oz. package thawed frozen tater tots
2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
½ cup barbecue sauce
2 tsp. ranch seasoning
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
3 scallions, sliced
Spread the tots in an even layer on a baking sheet lined with foil. Broil on high on the top rack of the oven until slightly crisp, 1-2 minutes. Meanwhile, mix chicken, barbecue sauce, and ranch seasoning in a large bowl. Remove tots from oven and top with chicken mixture then the cheeses. Return to broiler for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack and top with scallions.