Disclosure: I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of (#MC) Mom Central Consulting for Lay’s. I received a promotional item to thank me for participating. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Does your family have a favorite “go-to” meal or favorite recipe for special occasions? If so, what inspired the meal? Is it just a family favorite because it’s easy, or does it have some unique flavors that everyone in your family enjoys?
I ask, because it just may be the perfect flavor combination for a new chip flavor for Lay’s!
Enter the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” Contest!
You may remember Lay’s came out with a great idea, three new potato chip flavors and the one that received the most votes was the winner. (I’m still sad that Sriracha didn’t win!) Lay’s has done a great job of incorporating favorite snacks and meals into potato chip flavors, and they are doing it again with the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” Contest. You can create your very own flavor combination, submit and allow the votes to stack up. You just may win a million dollar grand prize (see contest rules for more information)!
For me, I’d have to choose buffalo chicken and ranch as my flavor combination. I’m a sucker for buffalo chicken and chips are my weakness so this is absolutely the perfect match! In addition, my buffalo chicken casserole is a big family favorite (it was our Christmas Eve meal!) and it’s been pretty popular with all of you as well. This dish incorporates everything I love about buffalo chicken, including the crisp celery and the sides of potato wedges all in one dish. So why not take it one step further and create a potato chip with it? Maybe I’ve discovered the winner. Who knows?
I went ahead and headed over to the site to have some fun. It’s so easy to get your ideas out, you just add the name and ingredients and they will recommend bag colors and images. You can change the colors, but I actually liked the ones that were presented to me. I also went ahead and added all the chip types, personally I’d love the Kettle chips in this flavor but Original would probably also be delicious.
Just in case you missed it the last time I posted, here’s the printable recipe for my Buffalo Chicken Casserole. This is my inspiration for my Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” contest.
- 10 Russet Potatoes, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/8 teaspoon dried cayenne pepper
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 teaspoon (divided)
- 3 pounds boneless chicken breast, cubed
- 1 tablespoon butter
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup mild hot wing sauce (mine was a very generic brand)
- 3 tablespoons Crystal hot sauce
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 2 ounces (1 small jar) diced pimiento’s, drained
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 5 slices thick cut bacon
- 1 cup medium cheddar cheese
- 1 cup pepper jack cheese
- couple extra shakes of buffalo wing sauce
- Preheat oven to 500 degrees.
- Cube potatoes, leaving skin on.
- Combine seasoned salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, parsley and cayenne pepper with 1/3 cup olive oil.
- Mix in small bowl, then pour over cubed potatoes. Combine well.
- Spray roasting pan with a light layer of Olive Oil, then spread seasoned potatoes in pan, drizzling any remaining seasonings over tops of potatoes.
- Roast in preheated oven for about 40 minutes, stirring every 10-15 minutes to distribute the heat.
- Remove potatoes once cooked through and lower heat to 400 degrees.
- While the potatoes are cooking, combine cubed chicken with butter, salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. (You can add a few small drops of hot wing sauce and hot sauce - not necessary, but I did!)
- Once the chicken is starting to cook and only partially pink, add the chopped onions. Continue to saute until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are soft.
- Combine the minced garlic with 1 cup hot wing sauce and 3 tablespoons Crystal’s Hot Sauce then pour the combination into the pan over the chicken.
- Stir the sauce into the cooked chicken and onions with heat on.
- Once sauce is warmed just a bit, turn the heat off and add the chopped celery and pimientos.
- Stir to combine.
- Cut up the strips of bacon into small pieces, then cook in a skillet on medium heat. (I find this cooks better and saves time rather than cutting the cooked bacon.)
- In a medium bowl, combine the shredded cheese with sliced green onions and the cooked bacon. Mix it up a bit.
- Add the cooked chicken mixture over the roasted potatoes. Then sprinkle the cheese and bacon mixture on top.
- Tip: Add a couple extra shakes of the hot wing sauce on top, then bake for about 12-15 minutes or until cheese has melted.
- Serve with a side of celery, ranch, and what else? More hot wing sauce! Enjoy!
how do you create a flavor of chips