Appetizers for your Game Day

Assorted Casual Game Day Celebration
Assorted Casual Game Day Celebration

 

As an independent woman I must confess football and I have had our issues. They are not big issues mind you but they exist. I don’t understand the rules and game exactly but I get the overall gist. The game is complicated. It is a lot for a social football viewer to keep up with.

I am typically proud of myself if I know who’s actually playing.  I give my  Dad credit for this he wasn’t a big football fan. Football was not on the TV set playing every weekend at our house. I had to learn how  to actively participate as  a “social football fan”.

Amazingly, I have a few girlfriends that are die-hard fans. Fans that know the teams, players, coaches and stats which totally impress me with their knowledge. They know how to watch a game and call the plays before the talking heads render an opinion. I am in awe of their skills.

In our group of friends we share hosting football games so the party and our Bama Mascots move around. Everyone in our group is busy and at times our men are left to watch the game alone. This leads to a volley of texts back and forth among the group. Not to mention the occasional very loud noises heard at my house when someone misses a play. There was a particularly loud noise heard on January 9th.

Painted Alabama Mascot
Alabama Mascot

These are a few of my College or NFL football highlights:

Football is a reason to have a party and socialize with friends, game on, food and beverages in abundance. Football is an event to share and watching the entire game is not mandatory.

It is a way to connect to people whether they support your team  or compete. I enjoy the camaraderie, bands and excited touchdown dances that show the joy of “Damn, I caught that!”

Football  is part of our social fabric whether you truly love football or you’re a “social football fan”. All football parties whether college or NFL must have food, required beer and mostly friends.

Game Day Creamy Chicken Dip is an easy appetizer to serve a few or double up and serve a crowd. This Dip may be made ahead and popped in the oven just before serving. It will be a good addition to your Superbowl Sunday February 5th.

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Creamy Chicken Dip with avocado
Game Day Chicken Appetizer
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Creamy Pulled Chicken Dip married with onions, garlic, cheeses, chipotle chili powder and topped with avocado. Serve with Scoop Tortilla chips
Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Creamy Chicken Dip with avocado
Game Day Chicken Appetizer
Votes: 0
Rating: 0
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
Creamy Pulled Chicken Dip married with onions, garlic, cheeses, chipotle chili powder and topped with avocado. Serve with Scoop Tortilla chips
Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Servings Prep Time
8 People 30 Minutes
Cook Time
30 Minutes
Ingredients
Creamy Chicken Dip
Topping
Servings: People
Units:
Instructions
Creamy Chicken Dip
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat pan on medium heat for one minute. In saucepan, add chopped onions, tomatoes and stir well.
    Game Day Creamy Chicken Dip with Mexican Spices and Cheese
  2. Add in the jalapenos and garlic stir and cook until tender.
  3. Add in cream cheese and with spoon break into smaller pieces. It will blend in as it melts into the dish. Add in the chopped chicken and stir.
  4. Add in all spices and cheddar cheese and stir well. Remove from heat. In a 1 1/2 quart oven glass dish, add chicken mixture.
Topping
  1. Scatter the chicken and cheese reserved for the topping. Bake for 30 minutes on 350.
  2. Add the avocado on the top of hot dish and serve with torilla scoop chips. Lagniappe: I cooked this dish, added topping and covered with foil. It was served 30 minutes later and still hot.
    Game Day Creamy Chicken Dip topped with Fresh avocado served with tortilla chips
Recipe Notes

Note: The nutritional label does not include the tortilla chips due to variations. This dip could also be enjoyed with cucumber slices, carrot or celery sticks in lieu of chips. Happy cooking!

Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Copyright 2016-2018 by Mimi

4 thoughts on “Appetizers for your Game Day”

  1. Mimi
    I was following your tres amigas salsa recipe. Very clear and direct instructions. easy to follow. And good choice of ingredients. Food pix are cool.

    Football post is nice. However, there seems to be a significant absence of posts and info about appropriate food for croquet. So croquet croquettes or coquilles for coquettes might be a bit of a sticky wicket but it is food for thought since the opening of the season is right around the corner..

    1. Thank you Pierre for the kind words about the recipe and instructions. It is my goal at all times to provide clear instructions. I have certainly been in the kitchen trying to figure out “the next step” while following someone’s recipe and at a loss. It happens.

      I will need to consult with a “Croquet Expert” and plan an appropriate menu that eliminates all sticky wickets. Would you be able to suggest an expert?

      Keep watching the site for the croquet post. Thanks for the suggestion. Happy Cooking!

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