It’s bowl game season and that means two things…watch parties and food! The weather has been fairly mild in East Tennessee so I decided to fire up the grill for this one and take the cooking outside.
I like making loaded fries for parties because of how easy it is and everyone can customize the toppings to their preference. Group beef and spicy Italian sausage would be great protein alternatives too (but if using spice sausage, I would skip the taco seasoning).
Aluminum foil – 1 large piece per-person
1 Packet Taco Seasoning
1 bag frozen French Fries (steak cut)
1 Rotisserie Chicken – meat removed and shredded and reserve juices
1 Cup Shredded Cheese – I like the 4-Cheese Mexican Style in a bag
1 Jar Salsa – your favorite brand and heat level
1/2 Cup Jalapenos – optional
1/2 Cup Bacon – cooked and diced
Sour cream – optional topping
Diced tomatoes – optional topping
Begin by preheating your grill to 400F
Next, fold the foil into a tray shape with the edges folded up so that nothing can fall out.
Spray foil with non-stick spray and place frozen fries onto the foil. Place in the grill for about 10 minutes.
While the fries are cooking, shred the rotisserie chicken into a large bowl. Mix in the taco seasoning and a little bit of the drippings from the chicken. If drippings add about 1 tablespoon of water.
After the fries have cooked for 10 minutes, flip over and add the chicken and cheese on top of the fries. Close the lid and bake another 10 minutes.
Here’s where I like to set up the toppings in a self-serve bar style. After everyone has a tray of fries they can go through the line and add all the toppings they like.
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