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I thought I’d take a little break from breakfast today and share a game day favorite. Well actually, it’s more like TWO game day favorites. I mean it is Saturday after all. The playoffs are in full swing, and we’ve got to keep the die-hard fans fed! Buffalo chicken wings are a classic game day snack…I mean obviously, right? I remember hearing last year about what food sells the most in January due to the Superbowl, and I think wings were a close second after avocados. Or maybe it was the other way around. Either way, guacamole and chicken wings are game day favorites. I thought I’d pay tribute to chicken wings today by throwing them into another game day favorite: nachos! Buffalo chicken nachos with blue cheese sauce: I’m pretty sure those are the most glorious 7 words I’ve ever heard.
So, I think I have accepted that the holidays are officially over.
I mean, it’s kind of a good thing. It’s time to more forward, onto bigger and better things like focusing on resolutions, ATTEMPTING to run when it’s been a balmy -10 degrees F every day for the past week, scrubbing down the house, leaving the Christmas decorations up for at least another two weeks… but probably longer than that, let’s be honest with ourselves.
What I love most about “moving forward,” are the new recipes that are currently floating across the internet. It’s actually kind of funny when you really think about it. Everyone is focused on one of two different types of food: super healthy clean food and rich and fatty, horrible for you game day grub. Could there be a bigger gap between the two!? I will say this, it makes creating new recipes so much fun this time of year!
So these buffalo chicken nachos with blue cheese sauce are super easy, especially if you make the chicken ahead of time.
We eat A LOT of chicken. I mean A LOT. I honestly make about 3-4 pounds of chicken breast a week (probably more than that), and if I had to cook it everyday, I would probably go crazy. Throw it in the slow cooker over the weekend with a teensy bit of chicken broth and a dash of salt and black pepper. Cook until it falls apart, shred and store in the fridge. Then you have chicken for the week! It is perfect on salads, in omelets and on these buffalo chicken nachos of course!
Topped with a glorious blue cheese sauce, these buffalo chicken nachos are the perfect party food and I’m sure your guests will love the spin on classic chicken wings! Recipe and beer pairing are below! Have a great weekend everyone! xo