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My hubby and I decided that we are going to try a new appetizer, hor devours or snack each Sunday during football.  We love trying new things and football games are a great excuse to have those fun little snacks you may not normally have.

Buffalo Chicken Bites

I love spicy food!  I found this recipe here but didn’t follow it exactly.  Actually I changed a lot but it has the same basic idea…delicious little bread balls full of spicy chicken and cheese!  This is probably my second favorite of all the recipes we’ve tried so far this football season.  Yes, my favorite is still the Jalapeno Popper Dip, but this was really good too!  Pair these deliciously spicy little bites with a side of ranch dressing and you’ve scored yourself a tasty little football appetizer!

Ingredients:

1 loaf of white bread dough (You can use frozen or homemade.  Here’s my favorite white bread recipe.)

1 C finely diced cooked chicken breast

1/2 C mozzarella  cheese

2 TBSP shredded cheddar cheese

1/4 C Tabasco Sauce

4 TBSP melted butter

Ranch Dressing

Directions:

Prepare bread dough and allow to rise for about 1-1 1/2 hrs.  (Will be longer if you are using frozen bread dough and it’s still frozen.)

In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken, cheeses, butter and hot sauce; set aside.

Preheat oven to 400°F with rack in the middle of the oven.

Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 4 equal pieces. Lightly dust your hands with flour, then gently roll and stretch 1 piece of dough to form a 12-inch-long rope. Flatten dough and arrange so a long side is nearest you, then roll out to a roughly 12- by 4-inch rectangle with a lightly floured rolling pin. Gently press one-fourth of buffalo chicken mixture into lower half of rectangle, leaving a 1/2-inch border along bottom edge.

Stretch bottom edge of dough up over filling and press tightly to seal, then roll up as tightly as possible to form a rope. Cut rope into 12 pieces and transfer to a sheet pan. Make 3 more ropes with remaining dough, filling and cut into pieces, transferring to sheet pans. Let rest at room temperature, uncovered, 30 minutes (dough will rise slightly).

Bake buffalo chicken bites in the preheated oven for 5-7 minutes or until the tops are lightly browned. Remove from oven (some cheese may have melted out.) and brush tops with melted butter before serving (optional).

Football Food: (click images below to link you to the other football foods we’ve tried so far for the 2012-13 season)

Week 1 – Layered Taco Dip             Week 2 – Mini Breakfast Bowl

                  

Week 3 – Jalapeno Popper Dip    Week 4 – Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

                         

Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

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