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Chicken, Tennessee Food

Southern Fried Firecracker Chicken Tenders

Southern Fried Firecracker Chicken Tenders are my new crave-fave.

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I crave spicy food. Listen, when I was pregnant with my second daughter, I ate an ENTIRE JAR of pickled green chile peppers. In one sitting. (Maybe that’s where she got her smart-mouth? Hmmm…) But back to my point. Spicy food. These Southern Fried Firecracker Chicken Tenders are hot and spicy, just like I like ’em.

Buttermilk marinated overnight for extra zing, breaded and fried, these chicken tenders are zesty + moist + smoky. First, they are fried. Then, tossed in sauce. Next, baked. Finally, drizzled with more spicy-smoky buttered hot sauce.

You can send me thank you notes via email.

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Casseroles, Chicken, Mexican

The Chicken Enchiladas You Should Be Eating Right Now

Don't miss out on these crave worthy Chicken Enchiladas. This chicken recipe features a cheesy + tangy homemade enchilada sauce that beats anything I've had in a restaurant.

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I had you at Chicken Enchilada, didn’t I? Yeah, I know. There is something about a warm + soft tortilla filled with tender chicken and cheesy sauce. And topped with more cheese. And cheese.

This savory + gooey recipe for Cheesy Verde Chicken Enchiladas is the new thing you’ll crave. Made completely from scratch with no “cream of anything” soup, our gravy-esque cheese sauce features tangy salsa verde and smoky chipotle peppers.

Did I just say gravy-esque?

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Appetizers & Snacks, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Tailgate

Tailgate 101: Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip

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Everyone loves a delicious, over the top dip. This dip recipe is so creamy and savory, full of tender rotisserie chicken, RO*TEL, and cheese. You’ll be tempted to eat it by the bowl full.

Tailgating is one of our favorite activities. I have to admit, the food is sometimes better than the actual game. Especially when you bring our Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken RO*TEL Dip. Every bite is loaded with flavor.

My new MVP (Most Valuable Party Food). If you are tailgating at the game or couch-gating from home, you won’t be able to get enough of this dip.

BONUS: Read our recipe and enter Dip for the Win Sweepstakes for a chance to win a 55″ Smart TV, a Crock Pot and a $450 Walmart Gift Card.

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30 Minute or Less, Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Sandwiches & Sliders, Sauces Dips Toppings

Rock Your Lunchbox: Pecan Chicken Wraps with Homemade Honey Mustard

Pecan Chicken Wraps

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These Pecan Chicken Wraps are going to knock your socks off. From the savory and tender grilled chicken to the crunchy pecans, you will fall in love.

Tossed in our homemade honey mustard dressing and paired with sweet pears, this grilled chicken salad makes the ultimate chicken wraps. Every bite is sweet and savory, full of crunch and flavor.

And wait until you try this pecan mix…

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Casseroles, Chicken, Main Dishes, One Pan

Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole

There is nothing easier for Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

Is it just me, or when I am searching for recipes, my eyes instantly lock on the words “easy” and “casserole”? Don’t get me wrong, I cook all kinds of crazy recipes on this blog. But there is nothing…and I mean nothing…easier for a Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

This is a breeze to throw together, and your family will love it, especially the kids. Nothing too spicy, no strange ingredients. Just wholesome cheddar cheese, broccoli, lean chicken and rice.

This broccoli casserole recipe definitely goes into my “Cooking is Easy” category.

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Chicken, Sauces Dips Toppings, Southern Grill, Tailgate, Tennessee Food

Pop-A-Top Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

Dr Pepper Chicken Wings

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Excited? Stoked? Giddy? Yes. Giddy. That’s the word I am feeling right now. Giddy about these Dr Pepper® Chicken Wings. And giddy with excitement because college football season is FINALLY here. Seriously, I adore football. It drives my family crazy, because I’m fairly vocal about it. (Fairly vocal = borderline obnoxious.)

I love everything about the game of football. The strategy. The pure luck. The wins, the losses, the drama, the tradition. I love the weather of the season, the school colors, the football parties of fall. And the FOOD.

When I first decided to start a blog, I had to pick a topic. You know, the one central theme that my blog would be about. It was a no-brainer for me. I was going to blog about football. Yep: Southern Mom in her 40’s Blogs About Football.

*crickets*

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best, Chicken, Pasta

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese

Don’t you love how everyone tries to take a recipe and make it buffalo flavored? Yes, me too. Guilty as charged. You know why people do this? Because it is delicious. Take a salad. Make it buffalo chicken. Instantly better. Chips and dip. Add buffalo chicken. Brilliant.  Our recipe for Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese is no different.

A classic dreamy and creamy macaroni and cheese recipe is made even yummier by adding grilled chopped chicken and loads of buffalo hot sauce.

Every macaroni noodle loaded bite is full of chicken and cheesy tangy flavor with just a little bit of heat.

Addictively yummy.

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Chicken, My Favorite Recipes, Salads

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad

This is my kind of salad. This salad met me half way. Sorta healthy and all the way yummy. Blueberry and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Salad, ya’ll.

I will admit, I bought all the ingredients to make a fresh and fit salad recipe. Promise.

But then I started craving fried chicken.

This chicken salad recipe is one of the best salads ever. Loaded with fresh blueberries, ripe tomatoes, roasted sunflower seeds, healthy greens and more. You get all the benefits of a fit salad.

Oh, and some buttermilk fried chicken.

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Chicken, Main Dishes, One Pan

Country Chicken Cacciatore

Country Chicken Cacciatore. Country garden vegetables like fresh zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, and white wine create a flavorful stew that is amazing.

In the event you are ever at a total loss of what to cook, remember this recipe for Country Chicken Cacciatore. This one pan recipe hits all the yummy high notes.

Golden brown chicken thighs are cooked until the skin is crispy, but tender and moist on the inside. Country garden vegetables like fresh zucchini and summer squash, tomatoes, and white wine create a flavorful stew that is amazing.

Yes, I said amazing.

You have to try this recipe.

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