Ready for Prime Time: Our Favorite TV Snacks
This is TV-watching season: Super Bowl, Oscars, March Madness . . . here's what we're serving for the festivities.
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FOR BIG MOMENTS LIKE marquee sporting events or awards shows, we're in favor of snacking on the couch. Here are a few of our team's favorites!

Jessica Rudolph, Test Cook: Popcorn Chicken!

Irresistibly crunchy, supremely snackable, and shockingly easy to make! Plus, requires way fewer napkins than buffalo wings.

Popcorn Chicken with hot honey dipping sauce.

Norma Tentori, Social Media Coordinator: Adjaruli Khachapuri!

This rip-and-dip centerpiece is everything cheesy bread wishes it could be. Deceptively easy to make, but will always impress!

Adjaruli Khachapuri

Adjaruli Khachapuri, inspired by a trip to Brighton Beach, New York.

Alli Berkey, Associate Editor: Buffalo Chicken Dip!

Salty, slightly vinegary, and a punch of heat. I grew up eating something similar but our recipe is far more impressive.

Be sure to let it cool a bit before you dig in.

Bryan Roof, Executive Food Editor: Broccoli Dip in a Bread Bowl!

Creamy, garlicky, and pungent with Parmesan—everything I love. Healthy-ish? Maybe, but who cares?

Eat your vegetables.

Maggie Edgar, Art Director: Spinach-Artichoke Dip!

Cream cheese, parmesan and gouda? Sold. A no fail favorite for everyone in the room, so good I’ve been known to double it.

Serve this with bread, toasts, or pita chips. 

Morgan Bolling, Deputy Food Editor: Smoked Chicken Wings!

These wings are smoky, a little spicy, and coated in a buttery, tangy sauce. I'd take them over fried wings (though I wouldn't say no to those, either). Very snackable.

Cross fingers for good weather so you can hit the grill. 

Scott Kathan, Deputy Editor: Ranch Fried Chicken!

Boneless fried thighs perked up with garlic, chives, dill, and cilantro—great on a roll or eaten, ahem, with your hands.

Comes with a tangy dipping sauce.

Tucker Shaw, Editor: Pastrami and Swiss Football Sandwiches!

Savory, buttery, meaty, cheesy, surprising, and so good.

Dousing these in butter takes these into extra-point territory.

Fan Favorite: Easy Ground Beef Chili!

Put out plenty of fixins with this big pot of customizable chili.

Feel free to make this a day ahead and reheat.

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