Green Chicken Chili, Beer Margaritas and other great game day food
Tailgating with the comforts of home, Couch-TV- warmth and the kitchen sink!
You don’t have to go tailgating to make the next football game a blast.
Have a Homegating get together.
For starters there is an avocado dip in football field form, followed by Beer-Margaritas. The main dish is Green Chicken Chili, and is delicious with left over turkey. Finishing with a chocolate treat, chocolate ice cream with Chocolate Rice Krispies.
Avocado Football Field Dip
8 oz sour cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
salt & pepper
Mix 7 oz. sour cream(reserve 1 oz for decorating) with avocado, add seasonings. Place remaining ounce of sour cream in pastry bag or plastic bag and cut tip off, pipe lines like a football field.
2 oz. Tequila
12 oz. beer(Corona/Coors light-lighter beer vs. darker heavier beers)
6 oz. margarita mix
Optional-coarse salt for rim
*Makes 2 drinks
Rim the edges of 2 glasses with lime, then dip into salt. Add 1oz.Tequila, 3 oz. margarita mix then 6 oz. beer.
Green Chicken Chili
2 Tablespoons oil
1/2 medium onion diced
2 jalapeño peppers, seeded
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 cups water
1 tub Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock
2 15 oz. cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed.
1 4oz. can diced green chilies
2 cups cooked chicken or turkey
*great recipe for turkey leftovers (or dice raw chicken and heat until fully cooked)
juice of 1/2 lime
1 bunch cilantro chopped
Cook onion and garlic in oil over medium heat, add jalapeno. Once tender add water and Knorr Homestyle Stock, beans, chilies and chicken or turkey. Add lime juice and cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Heat thoroughly.
Garnish with avocado
*recipe slightly adapted from Knorr
Football Ice Cream Treats with Chocolate Rice Krispies
1/2 gallon chocolate ice cream
2 cups Chocolate Rice Krispies
2 oz white frosting
Place softened ice cream on 1/4 baking sheet pan and spread smooth. Microwave ice cream on defrost for 20 seconds if needed. Top with Chocolate Rice Krispies. Place in freezer until firm. Use football shaped cookie cutter to create football shapes. Decorate with frosting, freeze until ready to serve.
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- 2 Tablespoons oil
- 1/2 medium onion diced
- 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups water
- 1 tub Knorr Homestyle Chicken Stock
- 2 15 oz. cans cannellini beans drained and rinsed.
- 1 4oz. can diced green chilies
- 2 cups cooked chicken or turkey *great recipe for turkey leftovers
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 bunch cilantro chopped
- Cook onion and garlic in oil over medium heat, add jalapeno. Once tender add water and Knorr Homestyle Stock, beans, chilies and chicken or turkey. Add lime juice and cilantro and season with salt and pepper. Heat thoroughly.
- Garnish with avocado
My family is watching football as I’m reading this post – I know they would love a little homegating, great ideas, I especially like the Avocado Football Field Dip and Green Chicken Chili.
alison @ Ingredients, Inc. says
these all look so good!!
Sue/the view from great island says
It’s been a lot of fun seeing all your savory food lately. That chicken chili has my name on it…
Lisa [With Style and Grace] says
Great recipe ideas!
Tonya Staab says
Beer Margarita. Brilliant. The green chicken chili looks absolutely delicious. And absolutely adorable football rice krispies. Love it all.
Rebecca E. Parsons/Cre8Tiva says
another amazing meal with you Diane!!! yummm
April Decheine says
Loving the beer Margarita, everything looks amazing!
Great menu for your homegating party. Menus like this may just start a new trend and NFL ticket sales may take a dive 🙂
Brandie (@ Home Cooking Memories) says
I’m craving chicken chili now! Haven’t made it in a long time. I really like the olives and the tomato “teams” on the field dip…too cute.
Jules from A Little Bite of Life says
What great ideas Diane–beer margaritas? Cannot wait to try! Avocado football field dip—so cute and yummy!
Fantastic idea, Diane! I love the idea of “homegating.” I’m such a homebody but I love the snacks (and drinks) of tailgating. I love this!
Lauren @ KeepItSweet says
I love the beer margarita, how fun!
Jersey Girl Cooks says
I think I like homegating! Delicious food!
Hi there. Very interesting Green Chicken Chili recipe. Do you have weights or measurements for the jalapenos and cilantro? Our garden has produced 2.5″ to +6″ jalapenos so the size will impact the overall flavor and spiciness. Also, for the cilantro do you include the stems? Thank you. 🙂
I used the amount of cilantro pictured. I’d say chopped it’s maybe 1/4 cup. I included the stems where there were leaves. Not the bottom long stem area. The Jalapenos were about 3 inches each. I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
I love homegating! Your menu looks fantastic!
Thanks a lot for these recipes 🙂
I realize Diane that these recipes are meant for home because they are more fancy than what a person would take tailgating, but I consider myself a gourmet football fan and I enjoy cooking for people when we tailgate just as much as we enjoy the game. Although the ice cream football treats wouldn’t travel, the Chicken Chili and Beeritas (my take on the title) will travel well. I tailgate at the Bronco’s home games like most Baptists go to Church; since I don’t have season tickets I watch the game in HD with my family and friends now that I have a DISH Network Tailgater portable satellite dish. We used to watch on portable and handheld TV’s before getting the Tailgater, which was for the birds. Now we watch in HD on a big screen TV I load into my pickup; I even made a special travel container for it. The food here will go so well with the game (and my stomach) and I’ll bring the leftovers to work at DISH which I know they’ll love. Your website is so professional by the way I am surprised you’re not on the Food Network.
Home gating is right up my alley! Bookmarked this for Jan. I know we’ll be needing it. Bernie is obsessed with any sort of football!
The Cocktail Lady says
Your football ice cream treats are adorable and look delicious!! What a great idea!!