We may not be having giant Super Bowl parties this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the game with some of our favorite wings and apps!
And, to help you plan your snacks for watching the commercials…I mean watching the Super Bowl…we’ve pulled together some of our favorite chicken wing recipes and a few chicken recipes that can become bones wings.
In addition, we’re highlighting appetizers that come together quickly and satisfy your grumbling stomach.
Finally, we’re revisiting 10 snack board ideas if you’re looking for more of a grazing option on Super Bowl Sunday.
All of these are sure to please, well, the small crowd in your house as you watch at home.
Simple to Make | Made to Impress: Super Bowl Chicken Wings
What food says Super Bowl game day better than chicken wings?
Not a whole lot. They’re the star of football tailgating and, even if we’re tailgating on our own couches this year, we still need to satisfy our wing cravings.
So, here are 5 ways to enjoy some wings on Super Bowl Sunday:
Hands down, the Asian Wings from The Piper Inn in Denver are my absolute favorite wings on the planet. And I’ve eaten a lot of wings. While I was skeptical that this recipe could live up to the original, I think it’s as close as any copycat recipe could come.
These take a few more steps than most wings, but that extra time is well worth it.
If you’ve been to The Piper Inn and love these wings, you need to give this recipe a try.
If you haven’t been to The Piper Inn, give this recipe a try and then get over to The Piper Inn and try the originals. I can almost guarantee they’ll be Top 5 on your favorite wings list.
Granted, when we featured the Korean Fried Chicken recipe, it was as a main course, but one of the best things about cooking, is morphing a recipe to suit your mood.
And, my mood for the Super Bowl, is WINGS!
So, to make these into boneless wings, rather than slicing the chicken into long strips, cut it into 1 1/2″ – 2″ chunks. Voila! Boneless wings! Just be sure to adjust your frying time as these smaller portions will cook a bit more quickly.
Much like the Korean Fried Chicken recipe, I altered this recipe in my original presentation by using chicken breasts instead of the specified chicken thighs because that’s what I had on hand the night I was making this.
So, to turn these into boneless wings, just cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2″ – 2″ chunks and alter your cooking time to accommodate for the smaller portions. When I made them with chicken strips, they cooked in 7-10 minutes. Smaller, boneless wing-sized pieces should take 5-6 minutes to cook.
This recipe was one of those where my daughter told me she wouldn’t like the wings before she ever tried them.
Well, she had to eat her words, because she loved them!
They are ooey-gooey and sticky and messy. Just like wings are supposed to be!
And, the combination of the peach glaze with chipotle and honey delivers sweet and spicy flavor in a deeply caramel wing.
The Peri-Peri chicken wings offer a baked option for those wanting to avoid fried wings.
But don’t worry! They still deliver on the crispiness you expect from a fried wing–just without the guilt!
If you want to make these even simpler, you can grab a jar of Nando’s Peri-Peri sauce at the grocery store.
We won’t tell!
Simple to Make | Made to Impress: Game Day Appetizers
Wings not your thing?
No worries! We’ve got you covered with some Simple to Make and Made to Impress appetizers that will fend off your hunger throughout the big game.
Trust me when I say that NONE of these appetizers are difficult to make.
And, trust me when I say you’ll be impressed with yourself once you taste any of them!
This is my go-to, no-doubt, everyone-will-love appetizer. It has never failed to bring rave reviews from everyone who has tasted it.
The elevated combination of goat cheese, prosciutto and fig jam offers a creamy, salty, sweet bite.
Once you make these, you’ll add them to your go-to appetizer list. They’re that good!
And, did I mention there’s really no cooking (other than browning your crostini)? You just slather on the fig jam, spoon on some goat cheese, snuggle in a slice of prosciutto and top with basil.
If you’ve got a little more time and want to venture into an intriguing flavor combination, grab a butternut squash and some apples and try this appetizer.
You do need to prep and cook the butternut squash, which isn’t hard, it just takes a bit of time.
The baked squash and apples sits on a bed of fluffy ricotta cheese and is topped with a balsamic drizzle.
If you’re a fan of lox and bagels, you’ll be a fan of this small bite.
Rather than using bread as the crostini base, this nugget calls for a sweet potato crostini.
Sliced thin and crisped up in the oven, sweet potato rounds make the perfect vessel for the salmon, whipped cream cheese, and chives. You could add capers for an extra salty punch.
For a sweeter bite that still balances with a bit of salt, try topping the sweet potato crostini with crème fraîche, cranberry, and toasted almonds.
Once you’ve got your sweet potato rounds crisping in the oven or air fryer, toast your almonds.
But, don’t leave them unattended! They will burn in a heartbeat.
The tartness of the cranberry plays well with the sweetness of the crème fraîche and the nuttiness of the toasted almonds.
If you’re really just in the mood for fries, why not try a coffee roasted sweet potato version?
You can make these in the oven or an air fryer−either way, they’ll be gone before you know it!
Note: The night I made these, my daughter whined “Why would you make these? No one but you likes sweet potato fries.”
Check out the full post to see what her reaction was after she tasted them…
What could be simpler than arranging food on a wooden board or platter and letting everyone assemble their favorite snacks themselves?
We’ve rounded up 10 creative snack board ideas so you can curb your cravings, focus on the commercials, and refuel throughout the game.
Whatever your mood and your level of motivation on Super Bowl Sunday, there’s a snack board for you!
10 Creative Snack Board Ideas
- Holly from Spend with Pennies shows you the basics in her How to Make a Charcuterie Board post. If you’re looking for a classic charcuterie board that won’t break the bank, this is the one for you! It’s loaded with meats, cheese, fruits, veggies, nuts, dips, and CARBS!
- Joyful Healthy Eats offers step-by-step photos of How to Make an EPIC Cheese Board. Not only will you find recommendations for soft, semi-soft, semi-hard, and hard cheeses to fill your board, but also the meats, fruits, and nuts to pair with the cheeses. So, if cheese and being epic are your thing, you’ve found your snack board!
- Sandy from The Reluctant Entertainer crafted an Epic Sandwich Charcuterie Board for those of us looking for something more substantial. She offers her favorite meats, cheeses, condiments, and spreads to take your sandwiches to the next level.
- If you’re looking for lighter option, mother-daughter combo Lexi and Beth from Crowded Kitchen show you how to assemble the Ultimate Fruit & Veggie Platter. This board includes recommendations for less-commonly seen fruits and veggies and a vegan cheese spread.
- For the younger crowd, Maegan at The Baker Mama created a PBJ Snack Board. She even shows you how to sneak in some healthy snacks with the PB&J. Now you can let the kids can graze all day long without any guilt.
- The Reluctant Entertainer also keeps her vegan friends in mind with this Epic Vegan Charcuterie Board. This board includes plant-based meatballs and a cashew spread.
- Joyful Healthy Eats also brings us something that speaks to my soul—a Steak Charcuterie Board that includes not only steak and cheese, but fig jam, olive tapenades, and pesto. All of my favorite things on one board.
- For those looking for a breakfast option, Hoosier Homemade brings us a Breakfast Charcuterie Board featuring pancakes, sausage, eggs, yogurt, fruit, and granola. There’s something for everyone on this board!
- The Baker Mama whipped up another breakfast option with her Waffle Board that includes sweet and savory toppings, eggs, and BACON! Enough said. This is a full meal that will satisfy even the pickiest eater.
- And finally, Erin from 312Food takes a very 2020 approach, showing you how to ditch the traditional charcuterie board for a loaded French Fry Board. Whether you’re a matchstick fry classicist or prefer wedge, waffle, or sweet potato fries, this board has something for everyone. And she includes 12 dipping options! TWELVE!
Comment and show us a photo of which board you made to bring in 2021!