Hello friends, whether you are a sports fan or not, there’s no denying the lure of fun super bowl commercials, amazing half time shows, and delicious food. If your hosting a Super Bowl party or just looking forward to a reason to eat yummy food I’ve got a few recipes I think you’ll like. Go Sports!
I don’t know about you, but my hubby is very animated when he’s watching sporting events. I think finger food, and food you can hold in one hand while cheering or yelling at the tv for game day is imperative. Save the fill your plate dishes for the buffet and half time show.
Easy snacks that satisfy your taste buds, but still leave you wanting a bowl or plate full of something awesome during the half time work well.
My game day ranch style chicken taquitos are easy and taste great! Go Sports!! This is a pressure cooker or Instant Pot recipe
What You Need for the Chicken Filling
1 lb. Chicken breast
2 Tbsp. Canola oil
2 Cloves garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp. Chipotle chile powder
1 Tbsp. My Taco Seasoning Mix
1 tsp. Salt (optional)
½ tsp. Garlic powder
1 7.7oz can El Plato Mexican tomato sauce
½ tsp. Distilled white vinegar*
1/2 Cup chicken broth
1 1/2 Tbsp. Ranch style seasoning mix (Hidden Valley Seasoning and Salad dressing mix)
1 Cup sour cream
Power Pressure Cooker XL (Instant Pot)
Let’s Make It!
Add oil and garlic to the pressure cooker on sauté setting, using a wooden spoon stir regularly until translucent, add chicken breasts, chile powder, my taco seasoning mix, salt ( if desired), tomato sauce, vinegar, chicken broth, ranch dressing mix. Stir, set power pressure cooker to chicken/meat and cook for 15 minutes. When cooked, follow your pressure cooker instructions for releasing the steam, etc. Unplug pressure cooker, remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place in a large bowl. Shred chicken with a fork, add the remaining sauce from pressure cooker into the chicken bowl and add sour cream, mix well. If taquito filling seems to thin (liquid). Spoon off as much liquid as desired ( save for dipping) and add more sour cream to reach your preferred thickness. Set aside
What You Need for the Taquitos
Canola oil, the amount depends on the pot you are using for frying, you need enough oil to cover one layer of taquitos. About 2-3 cups
Deep Fryer, large frying pot or deep skillet
1 16 oz. Bag of shredded or grated Fiesta blend or taco blend cheese (of course you can use your own blend of cheeses, Asadero, Monterey jack, Colby, Cheddar, etc).
30 Count package of small corn tortillas (Mission yellow corn tortillas work well)
Paper lined plate
Let’s Fill Them!
Lay the tortilla shells on a clean surface (counter or baking sheet works swell). Using a teaspoon spoon, add the chicken filling mixture equally into the tortilla shell, sprinkle with cheese, roll tightly and secure with a toothpick. Repeat until all chicken mixture is used.
When cooking with oil please be careful and don’t turn your back on it, in other words, keep it in eyesight at all times. Heat canola oil on medium-high heat to approximately 375°. If you don’t have a thermometer, use the handle of a wooden spoon. When the oil has heated, dip the handle of a wooden spoon into the oil. If the oil starts steadily bubbling, then the oil is ready for frying. If the oil bubbles vigorous, then the oil is too hot and needs to cool off a bit. When the oil is at the correct temperature reduce heat to medium-high. Using a slotted spoon add taquitos to the fryer to create one layer with an open area in between each one in the heated oil, cook until golden (about 2-3 minutes) turning once. Place on a paper-lined plate to drain and continue until all taquitos are cooked.
Before serving, remove the toothpicks if desired.
Serve with a variety of dipping sauces,
Salsa, sour cream, ranch dressing, nacho cheese dip, guacamole, any leftover filling sauce. They are all great.
*Katie’s Tid Bits* add 1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro if desired. Use 1 tablespoon of lime or lemon juice instead of vinegar.
More Recipes, Go Sports!!
I hope you’ll give my Ranch Style Chicken Taquitos a try. Will you be watching the game? Or waiting for the halftime show and or commercials?
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