Simple and absolutely scrumptious bagel bites topped with BBQ smoked chicken, Monterrey Jack and Asiago cheeses, and topped with BBQ Ranch dressing. Delicious snack for your next game day party.
Big party season is upon us. No, I’m not talking about holiday parties, those are now behind us. This is a month where we feel the relief that holidays are over and we can get back to normal lives.
The parties I’m talking about have lots of loud people, all dressed in like colors and have sudden emotional outbursts controlled by the TV. Yep, I’m talking about the beloved football parties. We are coming up on the playoffs and of course, that leads to the big championship game.
You can’t have playoffs and a championship game without a party, and you can’t have a football party without lot’s of food. Lot’s of easy snacks and appetizers to feed the hungry fans.
When hosting football parties, I never want to spend all day in the kitchen, making up complicated appetizers. Easy, efficient and tasty is what I like. And if I can stretch one or two ingredients into several different appetizers, well that’s just a pleasant bonus.
One of my favorite things to serve at sports parties is BBQ chicken or pork. It’s very versatile and can go into many different snacks.
Unfortunately, it takes forever to cook so I have to start the day before. But not this year! This year, I discovered FarmRich Smokehouse meats. FarmRich has a great line of BBQ meats including brisket, chicken and pork.
Both pork and chicken also come in a sauce-less option, where you can add your own favorite sauce. I’m hooked on these BBQ meats not just for an easy snack but for dinner too.
Anytime I have an insanely busy day, instead of ordering in, I can effortlessly make a tasty dinner. I love having this delicious option when real life doesn’t leave me much time for cooking.
These little bagel bites became one of my favorite things to make for a snack. I remember my husband, before he was even my husband, bringing home pizza bagel bites every other day. We were addicted to those things when we were in college but I’ve forgotten about them for years.
Recently, I got some mini bagels for breakfast and it hit me that I could make our own bagel bites. I made some immediately and in different flavors. These Asiago BBQ Chicken ones have been a smash!
- 1 16 oz package of FarmRich Smokehouse Dry Rub Smoked Chicken
- 1 small red onion diced
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- 12-14 mini bagels
- 2 cups shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
- About 4 oz grated Asiago cheese
- 1 cup ranch dressing
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- Preheat a medium-sezed cooking pan over medium heat and add vegetable oil.
- Sauté diced red onion until translucent. Break up FarmRich Smokehouse Dry Rub Smoked Chicken as much as possible and add it to the pan.
- Sauté onions and chicken until all heated through and add BBQ sauce. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 and lightly grease a large cookie sheet.
- Divide mini bagels in half and lay them on a cookie sheet, cut side up.
- Divide BBQ chicken among the bagel halves (a couple of tablespoons per.) Top off with some Monterrey Jack cheese and then top off with some Asiago cheese.
- Bake for 7-10 minutes.
- Meanwhile whisk BBQ sauce and ranch dressing together.
- Once bagel bites are done, take them out and drizzle with BBQ Ranch dressing.
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