5 Ways To Tackle A Tasty Game Day Menu Plus a Wings Recipe

No matter who you are rooting for on game day, delicious food is a part of the festivities. Just like your favorite sports team, hosting a winning big-game party or tailgate takes planning, preparation and teamwork. To make your festivities fun-filled, remember these entertaining tips that are sure to score big with your fans.

Scatter the refreshments. Help direct movement and traffic flow by setting up food stations. Using different rooms or areas helps prevent congestion and encourages guests to mingle. Try placing finger foods and other appetizers in a couple of locations, beverages in another area and desserts in yet another space.

Embrace variety. Take into account taste preferences and dietary needs, and have an assortment of food and drinks available. Offer spicy options along with less seasoned dishes, both indulgent and better-for-you treats, plus an array of beverages for drinkers and non-drinkers alike.

Build your roster. If your party is a potluck, encourage guests to sign up for dishes so you don’t end up with multiple versions of the same thing. Create a discussion group online, or simply ask guests to indicate what they’ll bring along with their RSVP.

Don’t forget the dips. Wings are a tailgating staple, and dips are a great way to complement those zesty flavors or cool the heat, but you may find yourself in a team rivalry when it comes to the preferred dip at the game day bash: ranch or bleu cheese dressing? Both pair well with a range of wing flavors, so these dips are sure to be crowd pleasers. The delicious combination of fresh herb and vegetable flavors make Litehouse Homestyle Ranch a perfect party choice, and Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese features fresh buttermilk, homemade mayonnaise and a blend of spices as the backdrop for award-winning artisan blue cheese chunks that will make your fellow sports fans cheer for more.

Expand on tradition. Tailgating is a time-honored tradition, and the food lineup is often based on familiar fare. Along with those fan favorites, don’t be afraid to put some new flavors into play, such as these Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings that add a tangy ethnic flair to traditional wings.

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Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

Recipe courtesy of Friday Cake Night. Visit the site for more delicious recipes!

Sticky Sesame Chicken Wings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

50 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 20 chicken wings
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Litehouse Instantly Fresh Garlic
  • 3 tablespoons water, divided
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • sliced green onions, for garnish
  • sesame seeds, for garnish
  • celery sticks (optional)
  • Litehouse Homestyle Ranch and Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing


  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. In large bag, combine flour and salt. Add chicken wings and shake to coat. Discard any leftover flour.
  3. Line baking sheet with foil and spray with pan spray of your choice. Place wings in single layer on baking sheet.
  4. Bake wings 40-45 minutes, turning halfway through.
  5. In sauce pan over medium heat, combine soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, 2 tablespoons water and brown sugar. Whisk together remaining water and cornstarch, and pour into sauce. Bring to boil then simmer until thickened.
  6. When wings are done, toss with sauce, garnish with green onion and sesame seeds, and serve with celery sticks, ranch and bleu cheese
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Wings and potato skins are always a big hit on game day. What are some of your game day favorites?




20 thoughts on “5 Ways To Tackle A Tasty Game Day Menu Plus a Wings Recipe

  1. Tina

    Your wings look delicious! Some of our game day favorites are nachos, wings, and pizza. Not the healthiest menu, but so good!

  2. Kimberly

    Great tips! I love entertaining and these are handy for really any situation. Plus, those wings look delicious!

  3. Stephanie Jeannot

    Oooh I love wings and yours look so good. Yup! Game day is slowly approaching. I have to get my menu together. Maybe I will make swings. Thank you for the great recipe. Love it!

  4. Bree

    These wings look delicious! I am sure my family would love these. I’ll have to give this recipe a try! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  5. Sondra Barker

    I love all of the classics on game day! However, I love the idea of branching out a bit so I think I’ll do some perusing for recipes and I’ll definitely be including your sesame wings too!

  6. Angie

    I’m happy to see you included my wings that I created for the Living Litehouse blog. Sounds like everyone is enjoying my recipe.

  7. Ryan

    Great post! Those look absolutely delicious and love the photos! I used to be one that didn’t care for dip, but now I can’t go without with wings! Thanks for sharing!

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