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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 Dip

If you like super hot spicy foods this dip is for you.  It’s  super HOT!  It’s super Spicy! And you will want to have a large glass to cool the fire burning in your mouth…that said, it’s pretty good.  I always feel that spicy foods are better with ranch dressing so after getting a scoop of dip on my chip I would also dip it in ranch dressing.  I guess my mouth isn’t tough enough to handle the beating it took from this dip without the band-aid of ranch dressing:-)

Ingredients:

  • 1 8oz. package cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cooked and cubed chicken
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ½ cup shredded Monterey jack cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. In a 4-cup baking dish, spread cream cheese evenly over bottom of dish. In a separate bowl mix chicken, sour cream and hot sauce – spread this mixture over cream cheese. Top with cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Serve with tortilla chips, crackers, and/or celery.

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 Filled Peppers

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites

Week 6 – Wonton Chips & Dip

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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.

Wonton Chips With Rangoon Dip

My hubby and I LOVE Chinese food!  LOVE IT!  Our idea of a perfect date is to get Chinese and bring it back home to watch tv (Seriously love the Lilly Allen Chinese song just because of that line!).  Our favorite Chinese food is rangoon wontons so when I saw this recipe for rangoon dip with wonton chips I thought, “Oh my gosh I must eat that now!”  Well, I didn’t exactly whip it up that moment, but we did make it yesterday for this weeks football snack and we loved it!  As is usual I tweaked the recipe a bit because there was a rangoon recipe on the wonton package also and I kind of picked things from each recipe that looked good and combined them to make what you see above.  If you like rangoon wontons you’ve got to try this…it’s delic!

Ingredients:

1 pkg wonton wraps

8 oz of softened cream cheese

1/3 C sour cream

1 garlic clove, minced

2 green onions, minced

4 oz finely chopped crab meat (I used imitation)

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp soy sauce

Canola oil for frying

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° and cut wonton wraps in half.

In medium sized mixing bowl cream together cream cheese and sour cream.  When well blended add garlic clove, onions, crab meat, garlic powder, sugar and soy sauce.  Mix again until throughly blended.  Pour into oven safe dish and bake for 8-10 mins.

While rangoon dip is baking fill frying pan with about 1 inch of canola oil and warm over medium heat frying wonton strips until they reach a nice golden brown.  (You can also fry them in a deep fryer or for a healthy alternative bake on a cookie sheet that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray at 375° for 5-8 mins or until lightly browned and crispy.)  Remove from grease and put on a paper towel lined plate to help remove excess grease, cool and eat with warm rangoon dip.

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 Filled Peppers

Week 5 – Buffalo Chicken Bites

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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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