Cheesy Chicken Jalapeño Toppers + Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce!

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Growing up with four brothers, sports were a pretty big deal in my family. The majority of us played sports during high school, including myself. Whether it was football, track, swimming, volleyball, soccer, or basketball– we were always playing some kind of organized sport or watching it on the TV together.

Now that we are older, we like to spend our weekends catching up when we can. We get together at my sister’s house usually and watch our favorite teams play during football season. We celebrate football season like it’s a holiday at my house. There is a lot of laughter, arguing over plays, and food.

We don’t always have a lot of time to prepare things if we’re meeting up at the last minute, so I like to make something quick for us so we don’t miss the kick-off.

Cheesy Chicken Jalapeno Toppers

These spicy chicken and cheese jalapeño toppers are the perfect appetizer to kick things off. They take less than 15 minutes to make and are so delicious! To make these all you need are RITZ original crackers, diced chicken breast, cheddar cheese, and jalapeños.


Cook the chicken using your favorite seasonings and then once they’re cooked, add a generous amount of cheddar cheese and stir to combine. Scoop about a tablespoon of the mixture to each RITZ cracker and then top with a sliced jalapeño. They are spicy, cheesy, and delicious.

Homemade BBQ Sauce

We usually have pizza and chicken wings during half-time, but this time I decided to make my own BBQ dipping sauce of our chicken wings using Coca-Cola! My siblings loved it! It was so easy to make and you just need a few ingredients to pull it off.


To make this BBQ dipping sauce, you will need: 1 cup of Coca-Cola, 1 cupc of ketchup, 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 cup of steak sauce, 4 tablespoons of brown sugar, spices (1/2 tsp each of black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and 1 tsp of paprika). Combined all the ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes and let it cool. Serve with your favorite chicken wings and get your tastebuds ready for a touchdown!

The easiest way to bring my 7 siblings together is with football and food. We host watch parties all the time and we’re usually always divided when it comes to which teams we want to win. I think it makes things even more entertaining and of course, I never pick a side.

I remember when my brothers were playing varsity football in high school, we would always be on the sidelines cheering them on. So it’s nice for us to all get together and cheer for our favorite teams now that we’re older. I think it’s the best way to create new memories with each other now that we no longer play sports.


I shopped at Kroger and found everything I needed to create these delicious recipes. You can find Mondelez products in the crackers isle and you can find Coca-Cola in the soda isle. It makes it easier to get what we need for our game day watch parties when we can shop for everything in one place, it helps us save so much time.


Cheesy Chicken Jalapeno Toppers

These cheesy chicken Jalapeno toppers are the perfect appetizer for your game day watch party.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes


1lb of chicken breast, diced

15 RITZ crackers Original

1 Cup of Cheddar Cheese

15 slices of Jalapeno


Cook the diced chicken with your favorite season on medium heat.

Turn off the stove and add the cheddar cheese, stir to combine and cheese will melt.

Plate the RITZ crackers on a serving tray and scoop 1 tablespoon of cheesy chicken mixture onto each cracker.

Top with a sliced Jalapeno and serve.

Do you host watch parties for football season or game day?
What are your favorite snacks or recipes?

18 Responses to “Cheesy Chicken Jalapeño Toppers + Coca-Cola BBQ Sauce!”

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    Alli Smith — October 19, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I like spicy snacks when I’m watching the game and I love your spin on jalapeno poppers. My mom always made homemade BBQ sauce and your recipe reminds me a little bit of hers. I can hardly wait to try it.

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    Jacqui @FlightsFancyMom — October 19, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Love the spread you have going on for the game! Those cheesy chicken jalapeno toppers look great! Not too messy! Thanks for sharing!

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    Shirley Wood — October 19, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Your football party looks fun with all the foods that we enjoy. I’m not a fan of spicy but there are plenty of folks in my family who are! Football season is celebrated like a holiday with our family also. Love it!

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    Nicole Elliott ~ Client — October 19, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Love that you all still get together and watch sports, and of course delicious food is a must! I also got my love of football from watching my brothers play it growing up!

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    lisa — October 19, 2016 at 11:49 am

    My mouth is watering just looking at these pictures. These are great snacks for football season or anything really!

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    Jeanette — October 19, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    This is so perfect for a tailgating party or a game day at your house. I know that this would be a hit with all my friends. Thank you for sharing this it looks so tasty.

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    Pam — October 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    What a simple appetizer or snack for football season. These sound really tasty, I would love them!

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    Brandy — October 19, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    I will have to try to make this just because! Honestly I think my middle child would eat them up, he loves jalapenos.

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    Maureen @Scoops of Joy — October 19, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    Drooling here! We don’t watch the games here but this recipe looks perfect for all kinds of events :D Plus we love spicy so it is a perfect recipe to try.

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    Rebecca Swenor — October 19, 2016 at 10:57 pm

    These are some really great recipes ideas for game day. I know my family would love to try the spicy chicken and cheese jalapeño toppers with the Ritz crackers. We love bbq chicken too so I will have to try making this homemade bbq sauce. Thanks for sharing the recipes and ideas.

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    Stephen — October 19, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Oooh I can never get into Jalapeno poppers/toppers – they tend to be WAY to hot for my liking! But I will give it to you – super simple!

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    Teresa — October 20, 2016 at 12:19 am

    We used to host parties when my kids were younger and all of us adults would get together and pack the kiddos int he basement – but ow that my kids are older, w do not, sadly. But, your crackers look amazing.

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    Aisha Kristine Chong — October 20, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Oh gosh. This all looks yummy, fulfilling goodness chicken! I’d love to have a taste of that right now.

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    Chrishelle — October 20, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    What a delicious game time snack. I like my snacks on the spicy side. Jalapenos are my all time favorite pepper. Trying this one soon.

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    ricci — October 20, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    I love Ritz Crackers! This looks like a great game day recipe!!

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