Saturday, February 5, 2011

last minute game-day recipes

If you are like me, you will definitely be tuning into the Super Bowl tomorrow. If you are like me, you have put off your snack planning until today and are now hurrying to get all the grocery items and menu plans you need. Well, don't worry. I have some great ideas to share with you. I recently fell in love with a food site, that has been posting tons of great game-day recipes. My favorite one is How to Make Boneless Buffalo Wings. I love Buffalo wings but have always been a bit nervous to try making them at home. This recipe makes it seem so simple and I love that there are so many different flavors you can try!

Boneless Buffalo Wings
The first thing you are going to want to do is bread the chicken pieces and fry them. This is a universal breading that will work perfectly for all of the sauces in this post. The sauces can be prepared in advance or while the chicken tenders are frying.

3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1” chunks)
Oil (for deep frying)
1 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon paprika
1 egg
1 cup milk

Step 1: Heat oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees. In a large bowl combine flour, salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. In a small bowl whisk together egg and milk. Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture, and then roll in the flour mixture. Repeat so that each piece of chicken is double coated. Refrigerate the breaded chicken for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Fry chicken in the hot oil in batches until the outside is nicely browned and the juices run clear (about 5 minutes per batch). Drain on paper towels. Repeat until all of the chicken is gone.
Step 3: Mix fried chicken bits with your favorite wing sauce (sauce recipes found below).

Now, here are the sauces. The sauces can be prepared in advance or while the chicken bits are frying. I have recipes for 5 different types of delicious wing sauces. Most of these sauces will make a lot, so they will be able to cover large batches of boneless wings.

Buffalo Wing Sauce Ingredients:
¼ cup hot pepper sauce
1 tablespoon butter

Step 1: Combine hot sauce and butter in a small bowl. Microwave on high until the butter has melted (about 20 to 30 seconds). Mix well. This recipe can easily be double if you are making a large amount of wings.

Honey BBQ Wing Sauce
1 ¼ cups ketchup
1/3 cup white vinegar
¼ cup molasses
¼ cup honey
1 teaspoon liquid smoke flavoring
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon chili powder

Step 1:
In a small saucepan over medium heat combine all of the ingredients. Stir until well combined and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 minutes.

Parmesan Garlic Wing Sauce Ingredients:
4 garlic cloves (peeled)
1 teaspoon olive oil
½ cup mayonnaise
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
5 teaspoons grated parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon dried marjoram
¼ teaspoon dried oregano
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Step 1:
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Toss garlic cloves with olive oil in a small oven safe dish. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes or until the garlic cloves began to turn light brown. Remove from the oven, cool garlic, and finely mince with a sharp knife.
Step 2: Combine garlic and the remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Stir well, cover and chill for several hours before using.

Asian Wing Sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch
4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
½ cup corn syrup
1/3 cup sugar
¼ cup chili-garlic sauce
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon lemon juice
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon garlic (minced)

Step 1: In a small bowl mix cornstarch with rice vinegar. Set aside. In a small sauce pan combine remaining ingredients. Add the cornstarch and rice vinegar mixture and mix well.
Step 2: Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce heat the simmer until it becomes thick. Remove from heat, allow it to cool then cover and chill it until ready to use (you can also use it right away if the chicken is ready).

Caribbean Jerk Wing Sauce
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons green onion (minced)
1 cup water
¾ cup ketchup
½ cup dark brown sugar
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons hot sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 ½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cornstarch
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoons nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1/8 teaspoon sage
1/8 teaspoon thyme

Step 1: In a small saucepan sauté onion in butter over medium heat. Whisk in the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes.

Ok, now that your mouth is watering you are going to want to head on over to for many more game-day recipes. There is Jalapeno Poppers, Reuben Dip, Chili Con Queso and MUCH more! Enjoy your snacks tomorrow!

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14 Responses to “last minute game-day recipes”

Denise said...


meemsnyc said...

These look heavenly!

Teresa said...

Drooling! I wish I was one of those last minute people so I could make these but I figured my appetizers out already and don't want to run to the grocery store!

The Olive Tree Blog said...

One step ahead of me...I was planning on going to the store tomorrow...haha!
These look great, thanks for sharing~

Vone said...

Ok, saw this and made it tonight. I made them without sauce for my girls and put hot sauce on it for myself.
So yummy, I have to try more sauces.

Shelby said...

Those look SO amazing! Yum! :)

Eates-A-Lot said...

Awe! This looks soooo good! I won't be having wings today though.. We are doing a traditional Pittsburgh fare..
(I like in the City of Steel)

Enjoy the Game! Goooo StillerS!

JodieMo said...

Oh, I have been craving some of these. Definitely making the Buffalo and maybe the honey BBQ too.

Paulette said...

Just wanted you to know that I made the honey bbq and the asian sauces tonight, and they were a huge hit! Thank you so much for the recipes!! My husband wants me to try the parmesan one next. :)

Fantastic stuff!


Mandy Coffey said...

you are amazing- thank you for posting this! we LOVE Buffalo Wild Wings!

Emily said...

Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes. My husband asks for the Boneless Buffalo Wings at least once a week!

keila said...

these sauces look so delicious. can't wait to try them. yum!

Peg Hamam said...

How about lemon pepper wings? My son loves wing stops. Can you post recipe?

Unknown said...

These are so good! Love the garlic parm ones. So flavorful! Tried the asian ones and they had really good flavor. But i apparently simmered the sauce to long because when it cooled it got really thick, too thick. So how long do you simmer the sauce ?

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