Hello everyone! [Applause]
Thank you. Welcome to a very special edition of Wingin’ It, the recipe series that takes regional specialties of the Buffalo Bills’ opponents and makes them all a little more “Buffalo.” This week we have an extra-special recipe I’m very excited to tell you all about. [Applause]
Thank you, thank you. But I haven’t even told you the recipe yet. [Laugh track]
We’ll be departing from our usual format. We won’t be doing a dish based on the Dallas Cowboys’ local cuisine, because well...*#&% the Cowboys [Boos, host waves hands to settle crowd]. But really it’s because...IT’S THANKSGIVING! [Applause].
What’s the most popular side dish on Thanksgiving? [Crowd, in unison “STUFFING”]. EXACTLY! But instead of the usual, we’ll be making a potato variation my mother taught me. But that’s not all! [Crowd goes “OOOOOOOOOHHHH”]. We’ll Buffalo it up a notch for a dish I like to call...
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
1⁄2 stick butter, unsalted
1 lb ground chicken
4-5 stalks celery, finely chopped
1 medium or 1⁄2 large onion, finely chopped
1 Tbsp sage
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1⁄2 cup hot sauce
1 quart chicken stock
2 pouches instant mashed potatoes (Idahoan brand is my go to)*
- Melt butter in large saucepan over MED heat.
- Add chicken, celery, onion, sage, garlic, salt, and onion powder to pan. Cook, stirring on MED-HIGH for 10-15 min, stirring frequently. Chicken should be browned and onions should be translucent**
- Remove pan from heat and set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Add hot sauce and chicken stock to large pot on HIGH until boiling.
- Stir in instant potatoes and mix thoroughly.
- Stir in chicken, celery, and onion mixture.
- Transfer from pot to 9” x 13” pan and bake for 30 min.
Wingin’ It Tips
*If you’re intent on using homemade mashed potatoes, aim for between 4-5 cups.
**Ground chicken can contain a good amount of water. You can ladle some of this off and transfer to the hot sauce/chicken stock mixture to speed up cooking time for the chicken, celery, and onion mixture.