Touchdown Food

A Tasty Way to Celebrate the Season!

Football season, it’s certainly the best time of the year for many people; what’s not to love?! The gameday excitement, competition/team rivalry, and even better, the football food! 

Touchdown FoodIn fact, the Super Bowl is the most watched television event in the United States. And while your favorite team may not win the Super Bowl this year, this year’s food definitely will be a win! With flavors from The Spice and Tea Exchange® that are sweet, salty, and even spicy, your taste buds will be doing a touchdown dance. There truly is nothing better than family, food, and football!

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Danielle McNerneyBy Danielle McNerney

About the Chef: Danielle McNerney is a 14-year-old teen-chef and winner of the show “Chopped Junior” who started “Save the Moms™”, a company that teaches kids and teens how to cook using step-by-step recipe cards. Her recipes are quick, easy, and always delicious. Visit Save the Moms™ online or follow Save the Moms™ on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!
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Ginger-Teriyaki Spiced Chicken Wings

It’s no surprise that America loves chicken wings! Not only are they one of the most popular foods to eat during Super Bowl Sunday, but wings are loved year round. So much so, that they have a whole day devoted just to them, National Chicken Wing Day on July 29. The love that America has for wings isn’t a surprise either. With so many different flavor combinations that wings can have and the tender, juicy, meat on the inside of a crispy, crunchy, exterior, chicken wings are truly something special. With Ginger-Teriyaki Spiced Chicken Wings in hand, you’ll learn to love wings even more.

From The Spice and Tea Exchange®
3 tsp Brazilian Petite Sea Salt
Chicken Wings
1 TBS Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tsp Ginger Teriyaki Spice Blend 
1 tsp Shallots – Chopped

From the Grocer
12 large chicken wings

3 TBS honey
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 TBS soy sauce
2 tsp hot sauce
1/2 cup of water

PREHEAT the oven to 450°F.

SEASON the wings with the Brazilian Petite Sea Salt and Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Space them out on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Bake for 20 minutes.
STIR together the honey, rice vinegar, soy sauce, Ginger Teriyaki Spice Blend, Shallots – Chopped, and hot sauce in a bowl while the wings are baking.
COOK the sauce on medium high heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly in a small saucepan. The mixture should be very thick, syrupy, and a dark caramel color.
ADD in the water and cook on high heat for 4 more minutes. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm until the wings have cooked. The glaze should now be smoother and not as thick.
GLAZE the wings with the sauce. Placing the wings directly into the saucepan with the sauce helps the wings to be evenly coated, place them bake onto the baking sheet.
BAKE the wings for an additional 10 minutes.

Yield:12 Ginger-Teriyaki Spiced Chicken Wings
Total time: 35 minutes
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
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Hot n’ Sweet Chicken Bites

It’s a solid bet that almost every child in the country has had a chicken nugget before; a dinosaur chicken nugget to be exact. There is just something about prehistoric animal shaped pieces of chicken dunked in ketchup that every kid loves! Although, when it comes to teens, the dinosaur-nugget seems to lose its appeal. But, that’s where Hot n’ Sweet Chicken Bites come to the rescue. They are crunchy, slightly spicy, and glazed in a sauce that will make your taste buds dance! But the best part is, they can be made in less than an hour…perfect for a delicious treat.

Soaking mixture
1 cup of buttermilk

1 TBS hot sauce
1 tsp Brazilian Petite Sea Salt
Chicken Bites¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder 

Flour mixture
2 cup of flour

2 TBS powdered sugar
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp Ancho Pepper Powder
5 TBS cayenne buttermilk soaking liquid

1 TBS honey

1 tsp Brazilian Petite Sea Salt
½ tsp hot sauce

¼ tsp Chipotle Pepper Powder

CUT the breast into 1 inch pieces.

STIR together the buttermilk, hot sauce, Brazilian Petite Sea Salt, and Cayenne Pepper Powder.
SOAK the chicken to sit in the milk mixture for 5 minutes.
MIX the batter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add the chicken to the flour.
COAT each chicken in the flour mixture until the chicken has flour and the course crumbs on all sides. Place the chicken out on a large baking sheet lined w parchment paper.
BAKE the chicken bites for 30 minutes.
FLIP the chicken halfway through cooking to brown them evenly. While the chicken is cooking, mix together the sauce.
GLAZE the chicken with the sauce after they come out of the oven.

Yield: 24 chicken bites
Total Time: 55 minutes
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes

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