Chef’s Corner: Three Recipes to Keep You Running on Game Day

By By Molly DeHahn, Research and Development Technologist for Dunkin’ Brands

It’s time to get ready for Game DDay! If you’re looking to impress the party by placing a Dunkin’ Donuts spin on your wings, nachos, and more, you have come to the right place. You can take your wings and add a Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee BBQ Glaze for BBQ lovers or a Dunkin’ Donuts Sweet and Spicy Coffee Glaze for those who enjoy a fiery flavor. In addition, the Double Decker Jalapeño Cheddar Canapés will have the toughest of game watchers crying for more! Wrap the night up with the delicious Dunkin’ DDonut Dessert Nachos and you will be on your way to victory. These Dunkin’ Donuts Wings, Double Decker Jalapeño Cheddar Canapés, and DDonut DDessert Nachos will have you named the MVP of the Big Game!                 


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Chicken Wings - Two Ways!

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Ingredients: 

• 4 pounds chicken wings

Instructions: 

1.) Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

2.) Place chicken wings on a foil lined sheet pan and bake for 18 minutes, or until golden brown with crispy skin.

3.) Toss the wings with one of your favorite DD sauces immediately after taking them out of the oven.

We made two sauces for our wings: Coffee BBQ Sauce and Sweet and Spicy Coffee Sauce. Here are the sauce recipes: 

Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee BBQ Sauce

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Ingredients:

• 1 Small Cup of Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Hot Coffee, Black

• 1 Cup Ketchup

• 3/4 Cup Firmly Packed Brown Sugar

• 1/2 Cup Apple Cider Vinegar

• 1/2 Cup Finely Chopped Shallots

• 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced

• 2 TBSP Soy Sauce

• 2 TBSP Ground Cumin

• 2 TBSP Chili Powder

• 1 TSP Sriracha

Instructions:

1.) Stir all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. Bring to simmer then reduce the heat to low for about 40 minutes. Stir occasionally. 

2.) Toss with the wings as instructed above. 

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Dunkin’ Donuts Sweet and Spicy Coffee Glaze

Ingredients: 

• 1 Small Cup of Dunkin’ Donuts Original Blend Hot Coffee, Black

• 3/4 Cup Honey

• 1/4 Cup Sriracha 

• 2 TBSP Rice Wine Vinegar

Instructions: 

1.) Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and cook over medium high heat until the sauce is thick and syrupy, this should take about 40 minutes.

2.) Toss with the wings as instructed above. 

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Double Decker Jalapeño Cheddar Canapés

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Ingredients:

• 5 orders of Dunkin’ Donuts Hash Browns

• 22 cheddar cheese slices (1 in square)

• 22 jalapeño rings

• Sour cream (garnish)

Instructions: 

1.) Recrisp the Dunkin’ Donuts Hash Browns in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.

2.) Layer cheese in between two Hash Browns, then place a dab of sour cream on top.

3.) Top with a jalapeño slice.

4.) Enjoy!

DDonut DDessert Nachos

For our last recipe, we’re giving a shoutout to our #DDTopChef winner Jannine F. for her DDonut Dessert Nachos. Inspired by her favorite Dunkin’ Donuts item, the Glazed Donut, this dish is a perfect dessert to share with friends and family, and makes for a sweet treat to serve for the big game! 

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Ingredients:

• 6 Dunkin’ Glazed Donuts 

• 1/3 Cup Sugar

• 1/4 TSP Cinnamon

• Nonstick cooking spray

• 1 Banana, sliced

• 6 Strawberries, hulled and sliced

• 1/2 Cup Chocolate Sauce Topping

• Whipped cream

Instructions: 

1.) Heat a griddle or Panini press* to medium-high heat.

2.) Slice the Dunkin’ Glazed Donuts in half, and then cut each slice into four pieces. 

3.) Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a shallow dish. 

4.) Press each donut slice, cut side down into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Working in batches, spray griddle with nonstick cooking spray and place the donut slices on the griddle, sugared side up. 

5.) Grill for 60 – 90 seconds or until golden brown on both sides. Remove with tongs or a spatula and allow to cool for 10 minutes (they will crisp upon standing).  

6.) When donut “chips” are cool and crisp, arrange on a serving platter and top with the sliced banana and strawberries. 

7.) Drizzle with the chocolate sauce topping and place a dollop of whipped cream in the center of the plate. Serve immediately and enjoy with your favorite Dunkin’ Donuts beverage! 

*If you don’t have a Panini press, you can use a non-stick frying pan and turning once to brown both sides of the donut chips.

For more ideas and tips on cooking with Dunkin’ products, check out our recipes here