Monday, February 4, 2013

Superbowl Food- Buffalo Chicken Poppers

Yesterday was the Super Bowl and apparently it's the second largest day for food here in America, following just behind Thanksgiving.  Wow.

We didn't really do anything special for the Super Bowl but I did try some new recipes that turned out pretty good!  They were buffalo chicken dip, buffalo chicken poppers, and buffalo chicken stuffed jalapenos (this one I just made up because I had some left over chicken and some huge jalapenos.

First up: Buffalo Chicken Poppers (recipe off Iowa Girl Eats found from Pintrest originally).
Here's her recipe- I made a few changes.

Makes 16 poppers
4oz cream cheese, softened (can use regular, whipped, 1/3 less fat, etc.)
(I used regular)
3 teaspoons ranch dip mix, divided
1 large chicken breast, cut into small pieces
3-4 Tablespoons buffalo wing sauce (4, three just didn't seem like enough!)
1, 8-count tube reduced fat crescent rolls (If I was using regular cream cheese, why reduce fat crescent rolls? I just used regular and the cheapy Wal-Mart Brand)
Avocado Bleu Cheese Dip   ( I did not make this.  I felt the Poppers did not really NEED a dip- they were good without it for ME anyway.  I may try the bleu cheese next time. )
1 avocado
1/3 cup bleu cheese dressing
  1. Preheat oven according to crescent roll package directions. Mix together cream cheese and 2 teaspoons ranch dip mix in a small bowl. Season chicken with remaining teaspoon ranch dip mix, and cook in a non-stick sprayed skillet. Toss with buffalo wing sauce, and set aside to cool.
  2. Lay crescent rolls out flat, and cut each triangle in half with a pizza cutter. Gently flatten each triangle, and place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mix in the center ( I just eye balled approx. a teaspoon then made them all about equal.). Top with a spoonful of chicken. (I had to stretch out some of the crescent rolls to accomodate the chicken.  I then added a little more Franks to the mix) Bring all three sides of the crescent roll triangle to the top, then pinch all three seams to seal. Place on a baking sheet, and bake according to crescent roll package directions.

These were soooo good fresh from the oven! (They're not terrible warmed up either)
These are my TERRIBLE phone pictures.  She has much prettier ones on her website!

Next up:  Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Jalapenos

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