Here’s What to Cook Every Night This Week (February 5 – 11)

We’re here for the wings

what to cook this week february 5-11: baked chicken wings with chipotle hot honey
Katherine Gillen

Super Bowl LVIII is just around the corner. If you’re like us, you’re psyched for the big day—not necessarily because you love football, but because you love the low-lift, shareable foods that come with it. Instead of waiting until Sunday to get your fix, why not cook seven celebratory dinners to pregame the main event? We’re talking chicken wings, fancy nachos and more—just make sure you have plenty of cold beer to wash ’em down.

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what to cook this week february 5-11: hand cutting stem off a portobello mushroom
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Shopping List

2 scallions
3 yellow onions
1 avocado
1 red onion
Assorted crudités (like carrots and celery), for serving
4 large Portobello mushrooms
1 green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves
1 head butter lettuce
2 tomatoes
1 bunch radishes
1 bunch cilantro
1 bunch parsley

2½ cups shredded, cooked chicken (or 1 rotisserie chicken)
6 eggs
1 pound skirt or flap steak
30 pepperoni
3 pounds chicken wings
6 ounces sliced ham
4 ounces sliced salami
4 ounces sliced soppressata
6 ounces sliced turkey

One 8-ounce block cream cheese
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese
2 ounces crumbled blue cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
8 ounces Gruyère cheese
Cotija cheese, for serving
10 ounces provolone cheese
4 ounces mozzarella cheese
6 ounces Swiss cheese

8 slices sourdough bread
12 to 15 corn tortillas
1 large ciabatta loaf

Canned and Packaged Goods
Potato chips, for serving
16 ounces chicken stock
1 sheet frozen puff pastry
Pizza sauce, for serving

Pantry Ingredients: Louisiana-style hot sauce, ranch dressing, extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, Dijon mustard, vegetable oil, chili powder, garlic powder, tapioca flour, cayenne pepper, dried thyme, coconut aminos (or soy sauce), fish sauce, all-purpose flour, crushed red pepper flakes, baking powder, honey, chipotle hot sauce, blue cheese dressing, mayonnaise

Monday: Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip

What’s a Super Bowl spread without poultry’s partner in crime? This crowd-pleaser cooks to gooey perfection in the Crockpot in two hours flat, so there’s no need to babysit the oven all afternoon. Your guests will be so busy eating that they won’t notice you used store-bought rotisserie chicken in the filling.

Tuesday: French Onion Grilled Cheese

Jammy onions, buttery bread and lots of Gruyère—all the fixings of your favorite soup, in sandwich form. Better yet, this indulgent handheld only requires seven ingredients and a single skillet. The toughest step? Waiting for the onions to caramelize without devouring them straight from the pan.

Wednesday: Sheet Pan Chilaquiles

If you’ve never had the immense pleasure of eating chilaquiles, they’re a traditional Mexican breakfast dish of saucy, sautéed loaded nachos. Usually prepared in a skillet, this take on the crowd-pleaser is conveniently cooked on a sheet pan instead. Pile on the runny eggs, red onion, cilantro and cotija to your heart’s content.

Thursday: Philly Cheesesteak-Stuffed Mushrooms

Even the low-carb dieters at your table can get in on this sammy-inspired, keto-friendly delight. Instead of a hoagie roll, the fillings are served in broiled Portobello mushroom caps. Dijon mustard, coconut aminos (which is like a soy- and gluten-free soy sauce, BTW) and fish sauce are added to the steak and veggies for maximum savory flavor.

Friday: Puff Pastry Pizza Bundles

Your kids will go gaga for these seven-ingredient, pepperoni-filled bites, which are as nostalgic as they are easy to prepare. Assemble a double batch so you have an appetizer ready to bake for Sunday’s game. Serve them with Caesar salad or soup and plenty of pizza sauce (or pesto) for dipping.

Saturday: Baked Chicken Wings with Chipotle Hot Honey

We all love crispy chicken wings. But frying them? Not so much. Here, the game day essential is baked instead. But don’t fret: You can achieve shatteringly crisp skin and juicy meat minus the mess by dredging the wings in baking powder, which improves the browning process when they hit the oven.

Sunday: The Ultimate Party Sub

There truly isn’t a more convenient way to feed a crowd than with a gargantuan sandwich. Slice this meat-and-cheese masterpiece when your guests arrive and serve it with a few sides, like potato chips, pickles and potato salad. All that’s left to think about is cocktails.

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