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?



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  • Reply LC @ A Life of Authenticity

    Latricia, I am definitely going to try this recipe. My oldest would love it if I have his friends over for the super bowl, at least now I have something to serve. Thanks for the recipe!

    January 19, 2017 at 10:54 am
  • Reply Tina

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

    January 19, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply yvonne

    This wings look so gorgeous! I love your tips as well. It sounds like you all have great fun on game day

    January 19, 2017 at 2:30 pm
  • Reply carissa garabedian

    We have been looking for a new wing recipe for the super bowl! These look yummy! I love sticky and sesame seeds. I think I found our go to for the game! Thanks

    January 19, 2017 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    Oh my these looks amazing!! I’m always looking for a new wing recipe and this is perfect!

    January 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Bryant

    Oh my that’s a great menu and those wings look amazing. I’ll be over fro game day.

    January 19, 2017 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Kimberly

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

    January 19, 2017 at 6:47 pm
  • Reply Cynthia

    Great tips on having a game day. I really need those wings! They look so good. I think my family would gobble them up!

    January 19, 2017 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply 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!

    January 19, 2017 at 10:02 pm
  • Reply 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 🙂

    January 19, 2017 at 10:57 pm
  • Reply Chelsea {Unscripted}

    Those wings look so delicious. I’ve never had sesame wings before. I’ll have to try them out some time.

    January 20, 2017 at 8:56 am
  • Reply Dorothy

    Wow those wings look so good! I always just order pizza for game night lol!

    January 20, 2017 at 9:09 am
  • Reply Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Great tips! WOW! Those wings look amazing! I’m looking forward to giving the a try soon!

    January 20, 2017 at 9:40 am
  • Reply Ance

    Looks amazing I am definitely going to try this recipe. Delicious!!!!

    January 20, 2017 at 6:02 pm
  • Reply Amber Pilcher

    Those wings look DELICIOUS! I could totally see myself making them for the big game day! My favorite game day meal is definitely pizza!

    January 20, 2017 at 11:11 pm
  • Reply Leslie Rossi | alifewellconsumed

    These look amazing and probably addicting. I am a sucker for a good wing, sticky and sweet is how i like mine.

    January 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm
  • Reply 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!

    January 25, 2017 at 5:45 am
  • Reply 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.

    January 28, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    • Reply Tricia

      They looked absolutely delicious!

      January 28, 2017 at 8:06 pm
  • Reply 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!

    February 7, 2017 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Lesley F

    I so need to make these!

    January 23, 2018 at 7:18 am
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