Pulled Tandoori Chicken Nachos for #WeekdaySupper

Pulled tandoori chicken nachos have just the right amount of spice and coolness to keep any nacho lover happy for hours on end. 

Pulled Tandoori Chicken Nachos

Nachos are one of those universally liked by all foods, if only for their versatility. If you don’t like beef, simply omit and add extra beans. Fans of buffalo chicken can rejoice over having their very own plate of spicy goodness to dive into, extra blue cheese please. Really, you can make anything into nachos so long as you are willing to put up with the ridiculously sloppy mess that inevitably follows with every single bite. Wear a lobster bib and you’re good, right?

I discussed these nachos with my friend Kiera for a good week before making them. We talked about different toppings and sauces, cheeses and veggies to go along with it. We laid out a plan and then the time came to cook them. I took some serious liberties with our “recipe” in that I really changed every single thing. While I still have to make the actual nachos we talked about one day, this version – these pulled tandoori chicken nachos – were spectacular! One of those eat until you literally can’t fit one more bite into your mouth nachos. Unbotton the top button of your jeans, make room on the couch for a food coma nap, run an extra three miles that night nachos.

Pulled Tandoori Chicken Nachos

It’s the combination of perfectly spiced pulled chicken with cool Greek yogurt (standing in for sour cream) and light Monterey Jack cheese that does it. The chicken is spicy, but not overly so. The cheese is just enough that it doesn’t overpower that chicken flavor. Each chip gets a perfect chicken to cheese to sour cream ratio, leaving not one chip naked and none soggy from too much ingredient. That’s important with nachos. So set out to make these today. You likely have all the ingredients on hand and it takes less than 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Pulled Tandoori Chicken Nachos Tandoori chicken recipe from the Big Man’s World.

Pulled Tandoori Chicken Nachos for #WeekdaySupper

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • For the tandoori sauce
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • For nachos:
  • 15 to 20 tortilla chips
  • 1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • Green onions

Instructions

  1. Bring chicken stock to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Add in the chicken and then turn the heat down and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until chicken is cooked through. While the chicken cools, prepare the sauce.
  2. Combine smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, cumin, garam masala, black pepper, Greek yogurt and salt until well mixed.
  3. Using two forks, shred the chicken. Toss it with the sauce.
  4. Cover a baking pan with foil. Turn the oven to broil.
  5. Place the nachos on the baking pan, then top them with chicken and cheese. Broil two to three minutes until cheese is melted.
  6. Drizzle with Greek yogurt and green onions.
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Buffalo Chicken Poutine

Buffalo chicken poutine is a perfect way to trash up your smothered french fries. Spicy, cheesy and crisp! 

Buffalo Chicken Poutine

If there’s one thing us Americans are really particular about, it’s our french fries. Some like them curly, others steak. I’m a fan of crinkle cut but only if they are extra crisp. And even in fast food terms, people break it down further by choosing to side with McDonald’s over Burger King or Wendy’s over Arby’s. Then there is the topic of loaded fries: chili, bacon, cheese, gravy, mayo, ketchup. Toss any number of ingredients onto a fry and you have something entirely different going on. 

In Canada, there’s a popular dish known as poutine which I equate to a really done up version of loaded fries. Gravy and cheese curds are poured over top of french fries leading to what I think is probably the most epic French fries ever.  It’s my goal to try an authentic, straight-from-Canada version one day. Until then, here’s my take on it!

Buffalo Chicken Poutine

Buffalo chicken poutine seemed almost like a natural progression because you have all the good things in there. A little bit of rotisserie chicken, a gravy made with spicy hot buffalo sauce, some cheese – of course – all thrown over some crispy crinkle fries. You can call this the trashy meal of champions, if you want. I’d be ok with it. I made it for lunch over the weekend and the plates were licked clean – a true testament to its deliciousness!

Buffalo Chicken Poutine

Ingredients

  • 1 large bag frozen french fries
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 cup monterey jack cheese
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the french fries according to package instructions.
  2. While they cook, make the buffalo gravy. Head the butter in a skillet. Once melted, add in the flour and whisk until smooth. Slowly add in the broth, whisking to avoid lumps.
  3. Add in the buffalo sauce and stir until fully combined.
  4. Once the fries are finished, divide them between two plates and top with monterey jack cheese. Drizzle buffalo sauce over top.
  5. Crumble blue cheese on top of the fries.
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Italian Hoagie Style Pressed Picnic Sandwiches for #SundaySupper

Italian hoagie style pressed picnic sandwiches take any picnic from boring to fabulous in one simple bite.

Italian Hoagie Style Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

July is National Picnic Month, which is incredibly appropriate considering it is the warmest month of the year. And sure, maybe you don’t necessarily feel like slogging your goodies all the way to the beach in the oppressive heat. Or perhaps you aren’t into bugs and ants that undoubtedly swirl around any blanket or sheet you may lay down on top of a grassy area in your local park. If you put aside all the minor annoyances, however, picnics are awesome, especially if you can round up a great group of friends and family and encourage them all to bring their own fabulous dishes and drinks. 

I’ve wanted to make a pressed picnic sandwich for years but never had much reason to do so. And so this Sunday Supper event with Gallo Family Vineyards is basically the picnic of my dreams, the one I’ve truly been waiting for all year long. Gallo asked a few of us to come up with our best picnic wares to celebrate this month and I could not be more excited to see what everyone is bringing to the party. I of course brought the pressed picnic sandwich.

Italian Hoagie Style Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

Now, if you know me well, you may be wondering why I didn’t bring a traditional hoagie. Here’s the answer: I just can’t. I’m a stubborn Northesterner and I can’t handle the conversation that will ensure over hoagie vs. sub vs. grinder. To me, it is and always will be a hoagie. Lingo and jargon aside, the flavors of a traditional Italian hoagie do me in every dang time. I cannot resist spicy capicola, stacked provolone and all the trimmings. I think pressed picnic sandwiches are meant to be classy foods but hey, I gave it a Philly spin by filling that fancy sandwich with all my favorite Italian hoagie ingredients. It goes perfectly with Gallo’s Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep richness of the wine doesn’t overpower but perfectly compliments the sandwich. And their mini bottles are completely picnic-ready, easily fitting into your adorable basket that you’ve no doubt packed. If you aren’t a deep red fan, try their Pinot Grigio with this as well, either works perfectly! 

The fun part about a pressed sandwich – besides stuffing it in your face – is in the preparation. You layer all of your ingredients onto the bread, make sure to pile ‘em sky high. Place the lid on top and then press between some heavy books. It causes the sandwich to collapse a bit, become this tiny bite so packed with flavor, you’ll wonder how all of that deliciousness managed to be in one bite. Plus the pressed sandwich makes you look more dignified – no ingredients falling all over our shirt. Try one and eat with dignity!

Italian Hoagie Style Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

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Italian Hoagie Style Pressed Picnic Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1 large loaf of Italian bread
  • 2 Tbsp. hoagie oil (found in the deli at your grocery store)
  • 8 slices capicola
  • 8 slices Genoa salami
  • 8 slices ham
  • 8 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/4 yellow onion, finely sliced
  • 2 to 3 large lettuce leaves, chopped

Instructions

  1. Begin by cutting your bread down the middle. Spread the hoagie oil over top of one half of the bread.
  2. Layer the capital on the bread, followed by the salami, ham and cheese. Top with onions and lettuce then place the second half on top.
  3. Wrap the sandwich in plastic wrap, then place a very heavy book on top (a dictionary works well). Let it sit for an hour, pressing the sandwich down.
  4. Place sandwich in the fridge until ready to slice and serve.
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Cheesy Corn Dog Nuggets

Don’t bother getting take out. Cheesy corn dog nuggets are easy to make at home, and more tasty than store-bought! 

Cheesy Corn Dog Nuggets

Making these cheesy corn dog nuggets was an experiment in home cooking. So often, people say that they can’t cook or could never replicate store-bought or restaurant food at home. And when they said it, I always want to scream a little. I’m not saying everyone should be creating five-star meals in their home kitchen. Everyone likes a splurge every now and again. But to say no, it can’t be done is ludicrous.

This rant is thanks in part to my family, who begged for take-out lunch this past weekend. All they wanted – begged for incessantly – was junk food. We try to eat healthy but sometimes, the weekend just calls for junk. But I refused to spend the money. The truth is I really wanted corn dogs and knew I had the ingredients at home. Despite screams and protests  – maybe there was even a picket sign and a rotten tomato throwing – I made cheesy corn dog nuggets. And then made those doubters eat their words.

Cheesy Corn Dog Nuggets

Because these corn dog nuggets were infinitely better than anything that could be bought at any store, take-out joint or restaurant. You have the absolute power to customize the batter to your liking, to your tastes. I added some smoked paprika in mine to give it a little kick. And because you are making these at home, you can also choose your hot dogs. I went with cheese-filled because, you know, cheese-filled. 

The best part, however, of this whole homemade corndog ordeal is the fact that you get these babies right out of the fryer (healthy, they are not). They are hot and crunchy and gloriously fried to golden perfection. They hit your mouth before they’ve even had time to cool off. How’s that for fresh?

Recipe slightly adapted from Buns in my Oven

Cheesy Corn Dog Nuggets

Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp.salt
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 cheese-filled hot dogs, cut into thirds
  • Vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a sauce pan to 350 degrees.
  2. While the oil heats, prep the batter. Combine 2/3 cup cornmeal, flour, baking powder, salt, garlic powder and smoked paprika in a bowl and mix well. Adding milk and stir to combine.
  3. Place the remaining flour on a plate. Dredge the hot dogs through the flour, then place them into the batter. Coat them with batter and drip off the excess.
  4. Carefully place them in the frying pan and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Remove to a paper towel lined plate and repeat with all remaining hot dogs.
  5. Serve with ketchup or mustard.
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Bubble Up Biscuit Pizza

It’s safe to say that a bulk of people enjoy pizza. For when you don’t always have time to whip up a fresh pizza from scratch, this bubble up biscuit pizza makes a perfect fall-back. 

Bubble Up Biscuit Pizza

We are big on pizza in this house. And while I hate to be presumptuous, I assume that most people also enjoy pizza. I’d go so far as to call it my favorite meal, hands down. So any time I see a dish that has the word pizza in it, I’m trying it.

When Kita posted this bubble up skillet pizza, I pinned it for later because pizza = love. And when I eventually made it, I decided that bubble up biscuit pizza is essentially one of my most favorite quick, easy weeknight meals. It has all the flavors of a traditional pizza without any of the annoying hassle of working out the dough. Save that for the professional and give this easy, hassle-free version a try.

Bubble Up Biscuit Pizza

The recipe should be considered guidelines, since pizza is incredibly subjective based on personal tastes. Add pepperoni, some sautéed onions or peppers or – for you weirdos out there who like them – mushrooms. You could get creative and try a Hawaiian pizza or act all sassy and toss a little sriracha on it. Save it for a night when you are lazy or in a rush and try it. You’ll love the ease.

Bubble Up Biscuit Pizza

Ingredients

  • 2 containers refrigerated biscuit dough,
  • 1 jar pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to the temperature listed on the biscuit package.
  2. While it preheats, slice each biscuit into four pieces.
  3. Place the pieces in a bowl and toss with the jar of sauce and 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese.
  4. Place the mixture in a glass baking dish. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese.
  5. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
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