My husband and kids love chicken wings! Especially barbeque and hot wings. Me not so much! I guess it’s the mom in me that is against anything that takes 50 wet ones to clean up or the fact that they have so little meat on them that you have to order like 60 to even satisfy a couple of people.
With that being said, we are quickly approaching the AFC & NFC Championship football games where the Broncos are taking on the New England Patriots.
We have high hopes that the Broncos are going to be playing in the Super Bowl this year!
So it is time for me to get my game on or game food on the table that is. This year’s playback highlight will be these Buffalo Chicken Poppers. Below I give you the play by play on how to make this amazing game snack, making you the household food champion of this year’s football season.
Buffalo Chicken Poppers - A mild popper filled with chicken, cheese, green onions and Frank's Hot Sauce. Serve with Buffalo Blue Cheese Sauce.
- Buffalo Chicken Poppers:
- 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken
- 1/4 cup hot sauce (recommended: Frank's Red Hot)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 3/4 cups sharp Cheddar
- 1/4 cup freshly sliced scallions
- 1 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Blue Cheese Dip:
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup packed blue cheese, broken up
- 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
Buffalo Chicken Poppers:
Have oil heated to 350 degrees F.
Pick the meat from the chicken and discard the skin. Place the chicken in a large bowl and add the hot sauce, pepper, cheese, and scallions, and toss to combine. Roll the chicken into 2-ounce balls, about the size of a golf ball.
Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls. Roll each ball in the flour, then the egg and then the bread crumbs. Set aside.
When the oil is hot fry the chicken balls in batches. Cook for about 2 minutes per batch. Remove the chicken to paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil.
Blue Cheese Dip:
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve the chicken alongside the dipping sauce. Kids review: They all take after their Momma and love chocolate! So this is a hit and the last time I made it they said it looks like a professional cake like one you would get on the Food Network! Sweet I am off to cake wars, lol.
Kids review: Score! Touch down with these. And I loved them even more after watching them eat them as they didn’t require the massive amount of wet ones or wipe downs as chicken wings do. Only our oldest child loved the blue cheese sauce, the others wanted ketchup.
Adapted from Aaron McCargo, Jr.