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Game Day Eats

Spice up game day with these mouthwatering recipes.

by StatePoint Media

It’s football season, and there’s only one thing to make game day a bigger win—delicious game day food. If you’re someone who agrees that no tailgate or watch party is complete without wings, you’re in good company. According to Chef Jordan Carfagno of Frank’s RedHot, chicken wings are the brand’s most searched recipe during football season. And it’s no wonder, Frank’s is the original Buffalo wings sauce flavor. Anyone looking to kick their wings up a notch can try this mouthwatering recipe for a classic take on wings, and it can be made in the oven at home, or in an air fryer if you’re tailgating.

Classic Buffalo Chicken Wings

1/3 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce

21/2 pounds chicken wing pieces

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Mix butter and RedHot Sauce in medium bowl; set aside.

2. Arrange wings on large foil-lined pan. Bake on lowest oven rack for 30 minutes or until crispy, turning once.

3. Toss wings in sauce mixture until well coated. Serve with blue cheese and celery, if desired.

Chef Carfagno says dip recipes are gaining popularity this year, and this spicy creamy Buffalo chicken dip is the MVP of them all. Make it in the oven at home or plug in an instant pot or slow cooker for on-the-go prep.

Buffalo Chicken Dip
2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup Frank’s RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Spoon into a shallow one-quart baking dish.

2. Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is heated through; stir. Sprinkle with green onions, if desired, and serve with chips, crackers and cut up veggies.

This football season, bring your A-game to your tailgate spread by adding the perfect blend of flavor and heat to classic fan favorites. n

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