When you’re planning that big game day bash you probably don’t want to schedule hours of kitchen time. With these easy Chicken Biscuit Sliders with Chipotle Honey Butter your guests can enjoy the food while you enjoy the game!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own
I love the idea of tailgating but to be honest I don’t really like it in practice. I prefer a comfy couch, a warm afghan, and indoor bathrooms! When you take the best parts of tailgating and merge them with a classic game day party you end up with something I like to call Homegating. It’s a great word for the simple idea of making your game day party as simple as possible with easy foods and drinks that guests can get for themselves.
Keep Food Easy
There are times I enjoy spending hours in the kitchen creating complex dishes. This isn’t one of those times.
We’re all busy these days. I don’t want to traipse 30 minutes into Dallas to find an imported cheese. For my table tailgating parties I head to my local Kroger which is about 10 minutes away. Since I was planning a twist on a family favorite, honey butter chicken biscuits, I quickly grabbed the Tyson Any’tizers from the frozen section, then pushed that buggy over to the refrigerated section for Wright Brand Bacon, and Ball Park Hot Dogs. Another aisle or two and I had everything I needed for my party.
- Hot dogs can be steamed and kept warm in a slow cooker for a hot dog bar. Add bowls of onions, peppers, sauerkraut, chili, and other favorite toppings so guests can make their own
- Wrap bacon around frozen potato nuggets, onion rings, or stuffed jalapenos before baking for extra flavor
- Have a baked potato bar with all the baked potatoes kept warm in a slow cooker. Add bowls of green onions, sour cream, cooked crumbled bacon, shredded cheese, and other favorite ingredients to allow guests to make their own
- Not only can the Any’tizers be used in sliders you can push a toothpick through and place a big tray of hot Any’tizers in your favorite flavor next to several different dipping sauces.
- Any’tizers can be used in po’boy sandwiches as well as wraps, tacos, and burritos
Easy Chicken Biscuit Sliders have a chipotle honey butter sauce! So yummy!
There are lots of pretty good convenience foods out there. Learn to use them wisely to save yourself time and energy. For example, you can use small dinner rolls for this Chicken Biscuit Sliders recipe or canned biscuits from the refrigerated section. Other great snack hacks are:
- Let kids help prepare the foods. Even a 5-year-old can put cheese cubes on toothpicks
- Use a rotisserie chicken from the deli for your burrito and taco fillings
- Most produce sections have pre-chopped vegetables so all you have to do is spoon them into a bowl
- Place cooked tortellini on toothpicks and serve with marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, or Italian dressing for dipping
- Frozen meatballs can be tossed into a slow cooker with marinara for meatball sandwiches or used for appetizers
Break Up Serving Areas
Whether your party includes five family members or 500 of your closest friends, one of the most important things to get right is the traffic flow. It’s frustrating when you can’t get to the chips and dip because there’s a crowd around the drinks. Plan for several serving areas, let’s call it tabletop tailgating, with enough space in between them that people can move about freely. Use your kitchen counters, your dining table, and set up a folding table or two to keep your guests moving.
The Drink Area
- Use plastic cups in your team colors
- Set an ice bucket or a big bowl of ice in the center
- Place canned drinks in tubs of ice under the table
- Keep the drink area as far away from the food area as possible
- Coordinating straws are nice
- If you plan to serve cocktails keep all the equipment and ingredients on a different table or counter than the child-friendly drinks
- Add food coloring to water to create team-centric ice cubes
- Keep everything disposable for easy clean up
The Appetizer Area
This is the spot to put those bacon wrapped cream cheese stuffed jalapenos, chips and dips, and cheeseballs
- Small plates in your team colors and napkins keep the theme fresh
- This is the spot to create an imaginative, edible centerpiece
- Keep finger foods on this table – nothing that requires forks or spoons
- Small sliders, like these chicken biscuits with chipotle honey butter, can go here since they’re premade – just stick a long toothpick through the center to stabilize
The Sandwich Bar
- Baskets of sandwich rolls, a variety of types of bread, and flatbreads or tortillas allow guests to make their own concoctions
- Lay out several, different kinds of meats and sliced cheese
- Squeeze bottles of condiments like catsup and mustard keep things quick, easy, and neat
- Larger paper plates and plastic cutlery should be on this table
- If you don’t have an appetizer table put the chicken biscuit sliders here
- Keep hot foods on a counter with lots of electrical outlets
- Use slow cookers for chili, stews, and other foods you want to keep warm
- Keep disposable bowls, napkins, and cutlery on this table
Chicken Biscuit Sliders Recipe
I chose the honey barbecue variety of Tyson Any’tizers to make my version of a family favorite from a local fast food spot. A warm, buttery biscuit is opened up and sweet-spicy chipotle honey butter is spooned over the bottom. A crispy piece of boneless Tyson Any’tizers chicken in places on top, then more honey butter, and then, finally, the top biscuit is put on and a long toothpick goes through all the layers.
It’s SO good. Be sure to post your images on social media with the hashtag #fanfoodleague !!
The only thing left to do is enjoy these yummy chicken biscuit sliders!
If you liked this chicken slider you may also like these Restless Chipotle favorites…
From left to right: Spicy BLT Dip, Chicken Enchilada Dip, Italian Beef Sandwiches