So I’ve totally failed and been MIA the last month! Eek! Sorry for to lack of posts but I promise this month there will be a bunch!
To start off the month right I decided to post a delicious recipe that would be perfect to have while cheering on the Steelers on Sunday for the Super Bowl!! I borrowed/stole this recipe from How Sweet It Is (as usual! Her recipes are so great I can’t help it!) It is semi sorta healthy.. I figured it’s the Super Bowl and everyone will be pacing around in nervousness that you’ll probably burn some calories! So this weeks posts will be all yummy food you can make for a Steeler Super Bowl Party! Next week, I’ll show you some exercises to burn off all those calories you will be eating on Sunday!
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Everyone has more than likely had buffalo chicken dip, you know the dip filled with chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce and bleu cheese. Well this recipe I think is a tad healthier than than and is so delicious everyone will love it!
Here’s what you will need:
- 8 whole wheat tortillas & olive oil for spritzing
- 4-5 ounces of shredded chicken
- 1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
- 1- 2 ounces crumbled gorgonzola (bleu cheese crumbles work as well)
- 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce (or more)
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- avocado for garnish
- sour cream
The first thing you will need to do is to make the chips from the whole wheat tortillas. You could also just do what I will be doing on Sunday and buy a bag of corn chips. I don’t think my shaking hands from excitement/nervs will be a good combination with a sharp knife to cut tortillas!
But if you are making them, cut the tortillas into wedges and spritz with olive oil then sprinkle with sea salt and pepper. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure to keep an eye on them so they don’t burn!
Next step is the chicken! Now you can cook the chicken any way you want but roasting it would work really well! You could even just do what I’m probably going to do which is to buy one of those roast chickens from GE and just shred the meat from it. Its quick and easy!
Now for the buffalo sauce. I’m sure that you could use just hot sauce or buy pre-made buffalo sauce but it’s not hard to make at all! All you need is 1/3 cup of Frank’s Red Hot and 1/3 cup of melted butter. You may need more butter depending on how thick you want the sauce but if you use to much the sauce will get kind of oily so watch out!
Now the best part, putting it all together!
Start by adding a layer of the chips to the bottom of a baking dish, then top with chicken, cheese, buffalo wing sauce and your other toppings.
Continue layering until the chips and other ingredients are gone.
Bake for 5-10 minutes, or until cheese melts.
Drizzle with additional wing sauce over top and garnish with more scallions, sour cream and avocado!
So there it is! A great and semi/sorta maybe healthy dish for Sunday’s Big Game!!
Check in tomorrow for more great recipes and ideas for Sunday!!