Sports Are Back! And So Are We! How to Bring Sports into the Kitchen

Sports Are Back! And So Are We! How to Bring Sports into the Kitchen

Finally, sports are back on TV and we can't wait to host game day matches and enjoy the football season. But what can you feed your party guests when they come over to watch the match?

What would football be without game day favorites like buffalo chicken, cheeseburger sliders, and hot nacho cheese dip? Whether you are hosting a tailgate in your backyard, or throwing an all-out Super Bowl Party, these recipes are sure to go down an absolute treat. 

Smoky Guacamole 

Smokey Guacamole


  • 2 ripe avocados 
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil 
  • 3 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile
  • 1/4 oz finely chopped red onion 
  • 1/4 oz finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • Tortilla chips

Heat grill to medium-high, cut the avocados and brush them with oil - grill for 2/3 minutes or until grill marks appear. Transfer avocados to cutting board; cool slightly. Remove avocados from peel and mash with lime juice, garlic, chipotle, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt until smooth. Stir in red onion and cilantro and transfer to a serving bowl. Refrigerate, cover, until cold and serve with tortilla chips.

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Wings

Flamin' Hot Cheetos Wings


  • 2 lb chicken wings
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 oz all-purpose flour
  • 2 large beaten eggs
  • 5 oz bag Flamin' Hot Cheetos, crushed
  • 1 oz hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1 oz buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoon sour cream
  • 2 teaspoon freshly chopped dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Large pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 oz blue cheese
  • Celery sticks for serving

Preheat over to 425 degrees and season chicken wings with salt and pepper and then coat in flour. Next, dip wings in egg, and then in the Cheetos crumbs. Arrange chicken in an even layer on a large baking sheet and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine hot sauce, honey, and butter. Microwave, whisking every 15 seconds with our Zip Whisk until butter is melted and mixture is combined. Pour hot sauce over the wings and arrange on platter. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, sour cream, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne and stir in blue cheese. Serve alongside celery sticks for dipping.


Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Breast Tenders with honey mustard dipping sauce


  • 2 lbs chicken tenders
  • 5 oz greek yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 oz cheese crackers
  • 4 oz crushed pretzels
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • Skewers

For the sauce:

  • 4 oz greek yogurt
  • 2 oz yellow mustard
  • 5 oz honey

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a small bowl, mix the yogurt with garlic powder and salt. Then place the cheese crackers and pretzels in a large zip bag and crush with a rolling pin. Pour the crumbs onto a plate.

Place the butter on the baking sheet and put it in the over to melt, once melted, ensure the butter coats the entire sheet. Insert a skewer through the center of each chicken tender and use a basting brush to apply a thin coat of yogurt mixture over the entire surface of each chicken tender. Hold the handle and dip each tender in the cracker and pretzel crumbs until thoroughly coated on all sides. 

Press each tender into the melted butter on the baking sheet, then flip and lay on the baking sheet so that both sides of the tender are well coated in butter, to form a crispy buttery crust. Bake the tenders for 15-17 minutes.

Meanwhile, whisk together the ingredients for the honey mustard sauce and set aside. Serve the warm tenders alongside the sauce.

Think these recipes are delicious? We have even more where that came from! Follow us on Instagram for some awesome game-day recipes, snack ideas, and to hear about our must-have kitchen gadgets that will save you a ton of time in the kitchen (especially during the big game)!

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