Time to prepare for your Super Bowl party. I’m sure you plan to have an awesome selection of eats, but have you considered serving a plate of dirty chips? Your favorite potato chips smothered in barbecue chicken, cheese and jalapeño peppers.
Dirty chips are so good. The first mouthful excites your taste buds leaving you wanting more and more. You will have little choice but to keep on pulling at the loaded cheese-laden chips to gratify what will quickly become an obsession.
My first introduction to dirty chips was at White Oak, a bar in New York, just across the street from Comedy Central’s Nightly Show studios. Those chips were awesome. I was with a group of friends and not surprisingly we devoured the first serving in no time. We then promptly ordered two more servings to pick at while we mingled with the Nightly Show crew, sipping cocktails and sharing stories. It was a fun night.
I’m sure you will agree that this one is a crowd pleaser and it would be a terrible shame if your guests did not have the opportunity to get their chops around this dish. Make good choices and ensure dirty chips feature on your Super Bowl snacks table, just be sure to have a generous reserve of the ingredients so that you can make additional servings upon request.
- 2 6oz chicken breasts
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp mustard powder
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 4 oz sea salt kettle chips or plain potato chips
- 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese (shredded)
- 1 jalapeño (sliced)
- Baking dish or tray
- Serving plate or dish
- Season chicken breasts with salt, pepper, garlic, mustard and Worcestershire sauce and then place in a resealable bag.
- Place chicken in the fridge to marinate for 1-2 hours.
- Remove chicken breasts from bag and place in a baking dish or tray, cover with aluminum foil and place in a preheated oven at 400. Cook until juices run clear (approx. 1 hour).
- Once chicken breasts are cooked shred using a spoon and fork, add barbecue sauce, mix thoroughly and then cover with foil to keep warm.
- Arrange chips on a serving plate or dish, and then top with shredded chicken.
- Mix the cheddar and pepper jack cheese together and then sprinkle half of the cheese over the chicken until you have a layer of cheese.
- Sprinkle jalapeño slices on top of cheese, and then finish off with the rest of the cheese.
- If you have an ovenproof serving dish or plate, place under broiler making sure that your oven rack is only a few inches from the heat. The cheese will melt quickly.
- If you do not have an ovenproof serving dish or plate, place in the microwave and cook on high until cheese has melted.