(RED)'s Ultimate Game Day Guide
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.
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:
Keiynan Lonsdale - Rainbow Dragon
Pose - Rihanna
Power - Kanye West
Yo x Ti, Tu x Mí - Rosalia
Hips Don’t Lie - Shakira
Higher Love - Kygo & Whitney Houston
The Weekend (Funk Wav Remix) - Sza
Do My Thang - Miley Cyrus
I Can’t Get Enough - Benny Blanco, Selena Gomez, J Balvin
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Mi Gente (Feat. Beyonce) - J Balvin
Jenny From The Block - Jennifer Lopez
Loyalty (Feat. Rihanna) - Kendrick Lamar
Megatron - Nicki Minaj
Te Boté - Nio Garcia, Casper Magico & Bad Bunny
Say My Name (Feat. Zyra) - Odesza
One Dance - Drake
Where Are Ü Now (Feat. Justin Beiber) - Diplo and Skrillex
Formation - Beyonce
Delicate (Seeb Remix) - Taylor Swift
Starboy - The Weeknd
Sugar - BROCKHAMPTON
Lose Yourself - Eminem
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)
Break down chicken by separating crown from leg/thighs. Remove spine from leg/thighs portion and split leg, and cut thigh into 2 pieces.
On the crown, remove wing tips and cut wing off the breasts from the 1st joint, keeping drumette and 2nd joint wing together.
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
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
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients.
Whisk together, making sure that the egg is fully incorporated.
Add the chicken pieces.
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)
In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients reserve.
11 pieces Buttermilk-marinated Chicken
314 g Spiced Flour Dredge
3 qt Canola Oil
50 g (TRUFF)RED Hotter Sauce
12 pieces Buttermilk Biscuits
Remove chicken from marinade and transfer to flour dredge. Cover all pieces, making sure to press the flour dredge into them to fully cover.
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.
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!).