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Are you ready to give your gameday some extra kick? Then come along with me in the kitchen as I whip up two easy recipes. All to rally your tastebuds, while still giving you time to enjoy the game with friends and family.
Which, you know I love simply, easy, or inventive recipes. So long ago when faced with a busy Sunday, a slow cooker full of chicken, and no marinade…I poured in salsa. And the idea for all things slow cooked with Pace® was born.
The thing about Pace® is that it’s a brand that you’re whole family can love. With a wide variety of heat, it can give just the right amount of that southwest flavor your seeking. And what I really like, is using the Pace® Salsa for dips and the Pace® Picante sauce for baking. Or in this case, using over chicken thighs in a slow cooker.
So when I ran to Walmart last week, I made sure to pick up two jars. One of the mild Pace® Picante Sauce and another of the mild Pace® Chunky Salsa. Great to always have with chips, they’re also both great for jazzing up the mundane recipe.
For starters, what I was telling you before. When faced with using a traditional salad dressing or tomato sauce, give your slow cooker some zip with the Pace® Picante Sauce! This isn’t salsa peeps, but rather a zesty sauce that does a great job stewing up meats. For instance, it does wonderful over chicken thighs.
So after giving my prepackaged chicken thighs a rinse, they layered into a 2.5 quart slow cooker. Then I poured 1/2 the Pace® Picante Sauce over the chicken. Then I threw in a few whole stems of Cilantro and Green Onion. I set the heat to HIGH. And left them to cook 3 hours before serving.
Do note that every slow cooker is different and can heat/cook as such, you should adjust your cooking time to when your meat is cooked completely before plating. This is wonderful when served over brown rice. I also added a few chopped green onions for extra color.
Another great game time save? Giving that boring chip dip a make over! Here you’ll see a Jalapeno Cheddar chip dip (12oz container). It just needed something more however. And the fact that Pace® is made with handpicked jalapenos? Well, I tossed the chip dip into a bowl and stirred in 1/2 cup sour cream. Then added 1 cup Pace® Chunky Salsa, mild.
Stirred up, it has a light (but not questionable) pink hue. I lobbed a dollop of sour cream and salsa on top with cut green onions. Then set it amidst a platter of tortilla chips, pretzels, and a barrage of great veggies.
With using the chip dip as a base, this revitalized dip has a great consistency. And this is a wonderful way to incorporate not just your favorite wavy or tortilla chips, but more veggies and pretzels too.
So are you ready to make your game time more adventurous? Then make sure to try these and other great recipes with Pace® the whole team will cheer for! Now…what are you going to try first?