The Best Big Game Recipes

Well, if you are like me, you are probably very excited for The Big Game coming up on February 5th. Whether you are watching for the actual football game or to see the commercials, one thing is for sure…you want to have great food to eat! Am I right? So to help you get started with your amazing game-day menu, I’ve put together a round-up of the best Big Game recipes. There is definitely something here for everyone of all ages. You will not be disappointed!

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The Best Big Game Recipes!

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No Big Game party is complete with out sliders. This recipe for Chicken Parmesan Sliders is unique and looks absolutely delicious. You can find this yummy recipe over at Viva Veltoro! I bet both kids and adults will love this recipe!

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Who doesn’t love chicken wings? I think every football watching fan will expect to have chicken wings a their Big Game party! This recipe for oven baked buffalo wings look amazing! You can find the recipe over at Saving Dollars & Sense! I will be making these for sure!

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Pizza is one of my favorite things. The recipe for these pizza hand pies can be found over at Courtney’s Sweets. They look super quick and easy to make! Definitely a big plus when you are having a party!

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I am a huge fan of jalapeno anything. The more spice, the better. So I’m already drooling over these jalapeno popper meatballs! Don’t they sound amazing? You can find the recipe for these (and other yummy recipes) over at Mom Foodie!

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Who loves potato skins? If you said “ME!!” then you will enjoy this recipe for loaded BBQ chicken potato skins. This hearty recipe can be found over at Honey & Lime. Don’t let the picture scare you! Check out the recipe. It sounds very easy to make!

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Can’t decide what kind of theme you want to have for your party? What about a fondue party? This super easy recipe for pizza fondue is perfect for your game-day party menu! You can find this recipe over at What’s That Smell?

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When I think about foods that are great for game-day parties, I think about finger foods. This recipe for toasted ravioli definitely fits the bill! You can find this recipe over at Honey & Lime!

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Everyone loves Mac & cheese! That’s why this recipe for fried Mac & Cheese bites sound so amazing and again, the perfect bite sized appetizer for your game-day party! You can find this recipe over at Thrifty Jinxy.

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No party is complete with out meatballs. This unique recipe for easy cheesy sausage balls is a little different, but one than traditional meatballs, but it is one that I think everyone will like! You can find the recipe over at Jenn’s Raq!

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Last, but certainly not least, we have this amazing hot bacon spinach dip recipe! I think every party I ever go to, there is a spinach dip there! However, this recipe calls for bacon and well…bacon makes everything better! You can find this recipe at Finding Zest!

So…what do you think? Are these the best big game recipes or what? Because I love you all so much, here are a few more big game recipes I think you may like:

Fresh Guacamole

The Ultimate Party Meatballs recipe

Bacon Wrapped Smokies (there’s that bacon again!)

Sriracha Lime Hummus

Spaghetti and Meatball Kabobs

Sweet and Spicy Jalapeno Wings

Well, there you have it!

Over 10  of the best big game recipes you will find on the web! Enjoy your game-day party!


Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes on the Web

One of my favorite recipes is Chicken Parmesan. I don’t know what I liked most about it…the breaded chicken, the pasta or all that cheese! When I found out that I had to go gluten free, I was bummed. I had just found breadcrumbs at the store that I really liked to bread my chicken with and I couldn’t eat it anymore! Little did I know that, not only was the web FILLED with the best Chicken Parmesan recipes, but I quickly found gluten free breadcrumbsbest chicken parmesan and pasta that I really liked better than what I thought was my favorite! It was a total win-win! Each of these Chicken Parmesan recipes in this round-up can easily be made gluten free, if that is what you need!

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Best Chicken Parmesan Recipes Round-up

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For the mushroom lovers out there, you will love this Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Portobella Mushroom from Know Your Produce. My husband would LOVE this recipe!!

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This recipe for Chicken Parmesan bites are perfect for kids! Sometimes “adult” meals look intimidating to kids. This recipe is bite size and look like something they already eat and love! Find this recipe at Simmworks Family!

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Last year I discovered spaghetti squash and it has become one of my favorite things to eat. Like I mentioned above, I love Chicken Parmesan so I decided to make a delicious Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Spaghetti Squash dinner and let me tell you, it was so good!! You can find that recipe here!

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I don’t know about you, but I absolutely LOVE a good burger. I’m eating low carb now, but this Stuffed Chicken Parmesan burger will taste amazing whether you eat it on a bun or wrapped in lettuce. I can’t wait to make it! This amazing recipe can be found at Simmworks Family.

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And finally, the last Chicken Parmesan recipe in this Best Chicken Parmesan recipes on the web roundup is for this Juicy, Crispy Chicken Parmesan recipe! This mouthwatering recipe can be found at Must Have Mom!

So…how’d I do? Did I find the best Chicken Parmesan recipes on the web? I think I did! Be sure to pin this post to save for later.

What’s your favorite way to make Chicken Parmesan?


Cast Iron Skillet Meals – Harvest Chicken

Summer vacation is finely upon us! No more alarms, no more bagged lunches to make, the kids sports slow way down…we have total freedom until September! To say I’m happy would be a total understatement! Without all the rushing around everywhere, I seem to do my best cooking during the summertime. I actually make real meals and not quick things that can be heated up on the go or eaten quickly before bed! One thing I like to make are cast iron skillet meals. They are easy and really really good! Not to mention…clean up is really easy when you’re only using one pan!

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Harvest Chicken – Cast Iron Skillet Meals

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 1/2 cups Tomatoes
  • 1 large Zucchini
  • 1 large Yellow Squash
  • 2 TBSP. Lemon Pepper Seasoning (I like this onecast iron skillet meals)
  • 1 TBSP. Garlic Salt
  • 1 TBSP. Ranch Dressing Seasoning
  • 3 TBSP. Olive Oil
  • Curled Parsley

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, add your chicken thighs and evenly coat with lemon pepper, garlic salt and place in your refrigerator for one hour to marinate.
  2. In your cast iron skilled, add 3 TBSP. of olive oil and place on your stove top at medium to high heat.
  3. Once the pan is hot, add your chicken thighs. Cook on high for 6 minutes on each side.
  4. Reduce your heat to medium and cook on both sides for an additional 5 minutes to insure it is completely cooked.
  5. Pull the chicken thighs out of the pan and place on a plate. Set aside.
  6. Slice your yellow squash and zucchini into round circles about 1/4 inch in thickness.
  7. Add your zucchini and yellow squash to the pan, sprinkle with ranch dressing seasoning and saute for 8 minutes on medium, tossing often.
  8. Now add your tomatoes to the vegetables and continue to saute for another 5 minutes.
  9. Turn your stove top heat off and place the chicken back in the skillet.
  10. Garnish with the curled parsley.

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Doesn’t this look delicious?!? Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s a dish your entire family will like! If you don’t have any cast iron skillets, I like this onecast iron skillet meals. For other really good cast iron skillet recipes, try this Lemon Chicken Skillet Dinner!

 

What are your favorite cast iron skillet meals?


Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

My husband and I have been following the Keto diet since January 23, 2016. We’ve lost quite a bit of weight, feel loads better (and look better too!), and we are eating way better food.One thing my family really likes is chicken. Just the other day I decided to make Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu for dinner. I was a bit unsure how it would turn out or if my family would even eat it. I quickly found that I had nothing to worry about. My daughter, who normally turns her nose up at things before trying it, took one bite and declared it delicious!

Tip…pick up this unique silicone mat to bake your chicken on. It helps crisp that chicken right up!

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I’ve never made a traditional chicken cordon bleu recipe before, but I’ve eaten plenty and this, is a very easy Keto chicken cordon bleu recipe that also tastes amazing! And lets face it, with a hungry husband and two hungry kids, I want easy recipes! Lately I have been purchasing thin sliced boneless, skinless chicken breasts. They cook so much faster and I think they taste better. For this recipe, you will want to have those thin sliced chicken breasts. Trust me!

Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 4 Thin Sliced Chicken Breasts
  • 4 slices Ham Lunchmeat
  • 4 slices Swiss Cheese
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Place your baking sheet by placing your silicone baking sheetketo chicken on top. So easy!
  2. Place a piece of plastic wrap on a cutting board. Set your thin sliced chicken breasts on the plastic wrap and fold the plastic wrap over so it covers the chicken breasts and pound them even thinner.
  3. Beat your egg and pour it into a shallow bowl. Mix your Parmesan cheese and seasonings together in another shallow bowl.
  4. Flip your chicken breast over, add the ham and Swiss cheese and roll it up. *Tip…next time I will wrap the cheese IN the ham first and place that on the chicken. I think that will help keep the cheese in better.
  5. Holding the chicken breast together, dip it into the egg wash and then roll it in the Parmesan cheese mixture. Place it, seam side down, on your baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the chicken breasts.
  6. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

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What Did We Think?

This recipe will not disappoint! It is the best chicken cordon bleu recipe I have ever had!! I especially liked that it tasted good without mustard. I have a huge aversion to mustard and while I’ve eaten other chicken cordon bleu recipes, I’m always convinced I can taste the mustard (even when I really can’t). One of the nice things about the Keto diet is that casseroles and Keto go nicely together. I’ve seen a Pinterest chicken cordon bleu casserole that I have been dying to make. After seeing how well my family liked this chicken dish, I’m sure I will be able to get them to eat a baked chicken cordon bleu cassrole! I’ll be sure to write up the recipe after I make it and share it with you all.

If you are interested in changing your diet, I highly recommend you pick up the book Why We Get Fat: And What to Do About Itketo chicken cordon bleu. This book is a wealth of knowledge and helps to dispel a lot of myths out there surrounding diets and the way most American’s eat.

Please let me know if you try this Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe! I would love to hear what you think and also let me know if you make any changes to the recipe!

Other Keto Recipes to Try

Chorizo Chicken Soup Recipe

Keto Creamed Spinach Recipe

Spicy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Chocolate SunButter Keto Fat Bombs


Spicy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Since starting the Keto diet, I have learned to love chicken thighs. I know that sounds weird, but up until about a month ago, I never bought chicken thighs before. Honestly, I don’t know why…they are so much cheaper than chicken breasts AND they have a lot more flavor too! One of my favorite recipes that uses chicken thighs is this Chorizo Chicken Soup recipe. It’s delicious! The other day I picked up a package of chicken thighs and made one of the best dinners, even my son declared it a winner! This spicy chicken thighs recipe is also Keto friendly!! Not only is it Keto friendly, but it is also the best chicken thigh recipe EVER!

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Spicy Chicken Thighs Recipe

Ingredients

  • Package of Chicken Thighs w/Skin (I used a 5.5 lb package)
  • 6 TBS Unsalted Butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • Garlic and Pepper Seasoning (I used my favoritespicy chicken thighs blend)

Pro Tip…pick up this silicone baking mat. It really helps to crips up your chicken thighs. I use it ALL the time!

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Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season your chicken thighs on both sides with your garlic and pepper seasoning.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl. Mix the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce in with the butter.
  4. Dip each chicken thigh into the butter and hot sauce mixture, allowing excess to drip off before placing it on your baking sheet with sides, skin side down (I like the Norpro Stainless Steel Baking Panspicy chicken thighs). For more even cooking, place a rack on top of the baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes. After the time is up, take the chicken out of the oven, turn the oven to broil (on high), flip the chicken over so it is skin side up, and broil for 15 minutes to get the skin nice and crispy. You may want to rotate the pan halfway through. Don’t they look like the best roasted chicken thighs?

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If you are looking for recipes for chicken thighs, this is a must try recipe! I think next time I make them, I will use this spicy garlic seasoningspicy chicken thighs I picked up to add an extra kick! I know some people prefer boneless skinless chicken thighs and that’s OK. I’m sure you could use them in this recipe. You may want to reserve some of the butter/hot sauce mixture to brush on to the chicken periodically while they cook, but it should still turn out great. I haven’t made it this way, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t. Now I’m on the hunt for some good slow cooker chicken thighs recipes! I’m all about those chicken thighs!

What are your favorite spicy chicken thighs recipes?