(RED)'s Ultimate Game Day Guide

 
 
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In honor of the big game on Sunday, (RED) is tackling everything you need to prepare for your watch party. Whether you’re into football, food, or music, or just like having an excuse to hang out with friends and family, we’ve got you covered.

Pre-game Cheat Sheet:

When is the game?

The game is Sunday, February 2nd at 6:30 p.m. ET--so if you’re hosting a watch party, you’ll probably want everyone to come around 5-5:30 p.m.

Who is playing?

The Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers--two teams with red as one of their official colors. I mean look, we’re not saying you have to wear something (RED), but it does seem like a perfect opportunity.

How can I watch?

Ah yes, the most important question! If you have cable, turn on the TV, (preferably a (RED) VIZIO Smart TV) and put on FOX. If you’re a cord-cutter, you can watch for free on pretty much any device with the Fox Sports App.

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Pre-Game Pump Up Playlist

A party isn’t a party without music. Get your squad pumped up for the big game with our fail-proof pre-game playlist. Use the link below to download our playlist on Apple Music, hook it up to your (RED) Beats Pill+ speaker, and you’ll be all set:

  1. Keiynan Lonsdale - Rainbow Dragon

  2. Pose - Rihanna

  3. Power - Kanye West 

  4. Yo x Ti, Tu x Mí - Rosalia 

  5. Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira

  6. Higher Love - Kygo & Whitney Houston

  7. The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix) - Sza

  8. Do My Thang - Miley Cyrus

  9. I Can’t Get Enough - Benny Blanco, Selena Gomez, J Balvin

  10. Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa

  11. Mi Gente (Feat. Beyonce) - J Balvin

  12. Jenny From The Block - Jennifer Lopez

  13. Loyalty (Feat. Rihanna) - Kendrick Lamar

  14. Megatron - Nicki Minaj

  15. Te Boté - Nio Garcia, Casper Magico & Bad Bunny

  16. Say My Name (Feat. Zyra) - Odesza

  17. One Dance - Drake

  18. Where Are Ü Now (Feat. Justin Beiber) - Diplo and Skrillex

  19. Formation - Beyonce

  20. Delicate (Seeb Remix) - Taylor Swift

  21. Starboy - The Weeknd

  22. Sugar - BROCKHAMPTON

  23. Lose Yourself - Eminem

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Game Day Grub

If we’re being honest, the true MVP of any watch party is the food. Impress your friends with this epic fried chicken recipe created by (RED) Chef Ambassador Dominique Ansel. The not-so-secret ingredient? (TRUFF)RED Hotter Sauce, a truffle-infused, jalepeño-rich chili blend perfect for the heat-seeking flavor connoisseur. When you purchase a bottle for your game day snacks, you support the fight to end AIDS.

(TRUFF)RED HOTTER BLACK TRUFFLE FRIED CHICKEN

For The Chicken

  • 1 Whole Chicken (3-4 lbs)

Method:

  1. Break down chicken by separating crown from leg/thighs. Remove spine from leg/thighs portion and split leg, and cut thigh into 2 pieces.

  2. On the crown, remove wing tips and cut wing off the breasts from the 1st joint, keeping drumette and 2nd joint wing together.

  3. Remove breast from bone and split into three pieces crosswise.

This will yield 11 separate pieces, leaving the bottom spine, top carcass and two wing tips remaining (save these pieces for chicken stock). 

For The Spice Mix

  • 14 g Paprika

  • 14 g Black Pepper, Fresh Ground

  • 8 g Garlic Powder

  • 7 g Onion Powder

  • 1 g Cayenne

 Method:

  • In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients and reserve.

For The Chicken Marinade

  • 235 g Buttermilk

  • 75 g (TRUFF)RED Hotter Sauce

  • 50 g Whole Large Egg (1ea)

  • 9 g Salt

  • 16 g Spice Mix

 Method:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.

  2. Whisk together, making sure that the egg is fully incorporated.

  3. Add the chicken pieces.

  4. Cover and let marinate in the fridge for 24 hours.

For The Spice Flour Dredge

  • 202 g AP Flour

  • 75 g Cornstarch

  • 4 g Baking Powder

  • 4 g Salt, Kosher

  • 29 g Spice Mix (Recipe Above)

 Method:

  • In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients reserve.

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To Serve

  • 11 pieces Buttermilk-marinated Chicken

  • 314 g Spiced Flour Dredge

  • 3 qt Canola Oil

  • 50 g (TRUFF)RED Hotter Sauce

  • 12 pieces Buttermilk Biscuits

Method:

  1. Remove chicken from marinade and transfer to flour dredge. Cover all pieces, making sure to press the flour dredge into them to fully cover.

  2. In a deep fryer, heat oil to 330°F. Add chicken, divided in two separate fryer baskets (white and dark meat separated). Once chicken goes into the fryer, the temperature of the oil will drop a bit, to approximately 325°F. Cook until the crust is a deep golden brown, shaking the fryer basket halfway through cooking to make sure that there are no pieces stuck together. Place a thermometer inside the thickest part of the top chicken breast (which should be the thickest piece of meat). When ready, it should register at 165°F. The dark pieces basket will need to cook a bit longer, until the temperature inside of thigh also registers at 165°F.

  3. Once cooked, transfer onto cooling rack, season with salt evenly and allow for residual heat to bring all the pieces to cooking point and for juices to redistribute.  Toss in (TRUFF)RED Hotter Sauce until evenly coated. Serve with your favorite sides (we prefer pickles and our homemade buttermilk biscuits!).