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Thinking there wouldn’t be many entries for the first time, I volunteered my husband, Stephen, to make a pot for the competition. Breaded chicken fingers Neither of us are known as contest winners. Chicken tenders recipe fried In fact, whatever we enter, we usually lose.

Well, a strange thing happened.

Buttermilk chicken fingers Stephen won first place in the hot category of his chili. Deep fried chicken fingers Ironically, he’s had a stomach bug, so he couldn’t even eat any of his chili.

And here’s my disclaimer: I was not a judge. Baked chicken tenders recipe no breading I tasted none of the chilis, and all the pots were labeled with a number and the heat level. Homemade chicken strips recipe His was just one slow cooker among 13.

That’s the good news — 13 entires for the first chili contest. Easy chicken fingers recipe Colette Miller had the hard task of being organizer and vote counter. Oven fried chicken fingers It was tough. Homemade chicken fingers recipe Each judge had a different way of grading the chili. Chicken strips recipe easy And not all picked a winner in each category, hot, medium and mild. Chicken tenders recipe healthy So, take two, each judge was asked to make that choice and revamp their ballots. Chicken tenders recipe ideas That made things much clearer.

It all depended on the Rev. Chicken tenders recipe oven John Eckert, pastor, to break several ties. Baked chicken fingers panko All he had to go by were numbered Dixie cups of chili. Crispy chicken fingers recipe The Rev. Easy chicken fingers Lucas Rossi, parochial vicar at Sacred Heart, was one of the contestants. How to cook chicken fingers Could Eckert pick out his colleague’s secret recipe?

There was one chicken chili. How to make homemade chicken fingers It looked innocent enough, but tasters proclaimed it hot, actually HOT! One judge, Tim Wills, after tasting it said it “made my breath feel like Smaug, the dragon in the ‘Hobbit’.”

One chili was vegetarian, using nuts to give it body. Deep fried chicken tenders recipe “I’ve never had chili with nuts,” said Gretchen McKivergan, another judge. Chicken strips recipe ideas “It has a different flavor. Zaxby’s chicken fingers recipe You wouldn’t think nuts would add too much, but they do … and it has a little kick.”

It was good enough to end up winning second place in the medium category. Dipping sauce for chicken fingers It took a family team to make it — Mary Key and Todd, Cole and Drew Hansen.

Once the judging was over, the pots went onto the food line, where some disappeared quickly. Oven chicken fingers Rossi’s spicy chili, which won third place in the hot category, disappeared fairly quickly.

The winners were: Hot — Stephen Smith, first; Ted and Mary and Eliza Blanton, second; the Rev. Chicken fingers recipe fried Lucas Rossi, third. Deep fried chicken fingers recipe Medium — Dick Salerno, first; Mary Kay and Todd, Cole and Drew Hansen, second; Lisa Martin, third. Chicken strips recipe oven Mild — Jacqui Watson, first; Becky Laughter, second.

Along with chili, the picnic featured hot dogs, hamburgers, tons of side dishes and a very popular taco tent, where the line was long, but the service was quick.

Small tortillas were cooked on a flat cooktop outside, and passed to the head of the line, where Sister Elizabeth Castino gingerly filled the hot tortillas with beef. How to make chicken strips batter On it went down the line for cilantro, onions, verde sauce, radishes and lime wedges. Zaxby’s chicken finger plate calories Traditional tacos have no cheese or tomato sauce, relying on the fresh herbs and vegetables to brighten the flavor.

From the Hansen family: “This is a recipe that my family has enjoyed creating and entering into several regional chili cook-offs. Recipe chicken fingers We call it ‘Meat Lover’s Vegetarian Chili’ because we developed it to be as robust and satisfying as a hearty meat chili.

Heat olive oil, onion, bay leaves, cumin, oregano, salt until onion is tender. Baked chicken tenders calories Mix in celery, carrots, fresh peppers, garlic — simmer covered about 5-10 minutes.

Mix tomatoes in. Cooking chicken tenders on stove Add chili powder, black pepper, chipotle peppers. Homemade chicken tenders fried Stir in beans. Baked chicken strips in oven Bring to boil, then add beer and wine and simmer over low heat for 45 minutes. How to make chicken strips in the oven Add remaining ingredients to taste and simmer an additional 15 minutes.

Cook the onions in oil over medium heat until translucent; add buffalo meat, chili powder and cumin, stirring frequently. How long to cook chicken tenders at 350 Drain liquid/fat. Arby’s chicken tenders calories (Buffalo meat is leaner than ground beef.)

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