Game Day Grub

Chicken Taquitos


1 store-bought whole roasted chicken

1 cup favorite barbecue sauce

1 (16-ounce) container sour cream

1 (4 1/2-ounce) can chopped green chiles

2 cups frozen corn, thawed

1 small red onion, diced

1 clove garlic, peeled, crushed, and minced

1 cup shredded smoked Gouda cheese

2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon chile powder

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

24 flour tortillas

1 cup vegetable oil, for frying

Favorite salsa and guacamole, for serving


In a large bowl, debone the chicken and shred the meat. Add the barbecue sauce, sour cream, chopped green chiles, corn, red onion, garlic, both cheeses, and spices. Toss well.


In a large pan over moderate heat, warm 1/4 cup of oil until it sizzles. Meanwhile, put 2 tablespoons of the chicken filling into each tortilla, roll, and secure with a toothpick. Working in 4 batches (wipe the pan clean and add 1/4 cup fresh oil between batches), pan-fry until the tortillas are golden brown and the mixture is warm, about 3 minutes per side. Drain on a paper towel, transfer to a platter (or serve 2 per plate), and serve with your favorite salsa and guacamole.





1½ boneless skinless chicken breasts
1lb. pkg bacon
¾ cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tbs.chili powder

Preheat oven to 350.  Cut chicken into 1 inch cubes.  Cut each bacon slice into thirds.  Wrap each chicken cube with bacon and secure with a toothpick.  Mix together brown sugar and chili powder.  Dredge wrapped chicken in mixture.  Coat a broiler rack with non-stick cooking spray.  Place chicken on broiler pan.  Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until bacon is crisp.



3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves –     cooked and cubed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

1 (2 ounce) bottle hot sauce

1 (8 ounce) bottle blue cheese salad dressing

1 (16 inch) prepared pizza crust

1 (8 ounce) package shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a medium bowl combine the cubed chicken, melted butter and hot sauce. Mix well. Spread whole bottle of salad dressing over crust, then top with chicken mixture and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Bake in preheated oven until crust is golden brown and cheese is bubbly, about 5 to 10 minutes. Let set a few minutes before slicing, and serve.


Grilled Stuffed Jalapenos


8-10 large jalapenos

3/4 cups goat cheese or cream cheese

green onions


1 lb. bacon

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Cut the top off of the jalapenos, then cut in half vertically. De-seed the jalapenos.

Finely chop green onions, then mix in a small mixing bowl with your choice of cheese. Salt to taste. Fill each jalapeno half with about a teaspoon of filling (or however much will fit.) Then, firmly wrap each jalapeno half with a strip of bacon, using the toothpicks to keep the bacon on. I’ve found the most effective way of doing this is to drive the toothpick through the jalapeno at a 45 degree angle from top to bottom.

Grill at a high heat, turning them often to avoid burning. Let cool for 5 minutes. Enjoy!



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