Super Bowl Party Menu – Texas Style! Recipes for Chicken Chili, Queso and Homemade Salsa

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The Super Bowl’s in Dallas this year, so add some Texas favorites to your Super Bowl Party menu!

Chicken Chili
chicken chili recipe

  • Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped or 1 1/2 cups frozen chopped onions
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1, 7 ounce cans green chiles, diced (do not drain)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cans great northern beans (do not drain)
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 8 oz. Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • optional: garnish with sour cream and diced tomatoes
  • Directions:
  • Simmer chicken in a large saucepan until tender, drain and shred. Approximately 15 minutes.
  • Heat olive oil and saute onions, garlic, green chiles, cumin and cayenne pepper for 3 minutes.
  • Add the shredded chicken, beans, chicken broth and cheese.
  • Simmer 15 minutes.
  • Optional: garnish with sour cream and diced tomatoes.
  • recipe adapted from John Madden’s Ultimate Tailgating Book

Queso Recipe
white queso recipe
 A Texas party is not complete without chips & queso! You’ll love this quick and easy recipe!

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound white American cheese slices from the deli (trust me, the kind from the deli is what makes this queso wonderful!)
  • 4 oz. can green chiles, diced
  • 4 oz. can jalapenos, diced
  • 1 cup milk
  • Directions:
  • Put all ingredients in a saucepan and stir over medium heat until melted.
  • Note:  for a milder queso, use 2, 4 oz. cans of green chiles and omit the jalapeños.


Homemade Salsa
homemade salsa
 Another Texas favorite! You’ll never go back to the salsa in a jar again!

  • Ingredients:
  • 14 1/2 ounce can Rotel tomatoes, drained (regular or mild depending on how spicy you like your salsa!)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (about 2 small limes)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Directions:
  • Put all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  • Cover and chill overnight.
  • Yield: 16 ounces.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.

If you’re looking for non-Texas Super Bowl Party foods, try my recipes for:


What are your favorite Super Bowl Party foods?


  1. Kristl /

    I don’t see why it wouldn’t work in a slow cooker! Just cook and shred the chicken first, and then add all the other ingredients.

  2. nycsinglemom /

    Love this recipe – too late for Super Bowl but for next weekend. Is this also a slow cooker recipe?


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