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Our Favorite Chiefs Tailgate Recipes to Prepare in the Kitchen of Your Kansas City Luxury Apartment

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Football season is back, which means your Sundays now consist of get-togethers, delicious eats, and cheering on your favorite team. Whether you plan to watch from the stadium or the comfort of your couch, you’re going to need to prepare some tasty treats to truly be ready for game time. 

Don’t worry if you aren’t sure what to bring to the table. We’ve got you covered! In this guide, we’ll share some of our crowd-favorite recipes that you can easily prepare in the kitchen of your Kansas City luxury apartment. Trust us – your friends will be asking you to be their recipe scribe and give them copies so they can try them out for themselves. 

#1 – Buffalo Chicken Dip
Buffalo chicken dip is a creamy concoction that pairs perfectly with tortilla chips, or any type of  vegetable, like celery, carrots, or red bell pepper sticks. It’s quick, easy, and totally shareable for your pregame party. 

What You’ll Need: 

  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • ½ cup Frank’s Original Red Hot Sauce
  • 8 oz. softened block cream cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup shredded white cheddar cheese 
  • ¼ cup shredded American cheddar
  • 2 tbsp. green onions


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Move the rack to the middle of the oven.
  2. In an 8-inch skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Sauté the garlic for about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and hot sauce. Simmer for about two minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.
  3. Reduce heat to low and mix in cream cheese until combined. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Pour it into a baking dish, and top with both cheeses. 
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the edges are bubbling. Broil for about a minute to brown the top. 
  5. Garnish with green onions.
  6. Enjoy!

#2 – Jalapeño Poppers
These tasty jalapeño poppers are perfect if you’re looking to add a kick to your tailgate. They’re not only delicious, but also hassle-free and won’t make a mess of your modern apartment. Try dipping them in ranch dressing or tzatziki sauce.

What You’ll Need:

  • 12 large jalapeño peppers
  • 4 cut-up slices of bacon
  • 8 oz. softened block cream cheese
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ¼ cup green onions
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • ⅓ cup panko bread crumbs
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Move the rack to the top of the oven.
  2. Cook the bacon in a skillet for about 10 minutes, or until crispy. 
  3. Meanwhile, slice jalpeño peppers in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and ribs. 
  4. Add the cream cheese, garlic powder, green onions, and cheddar cheese to a medium mixing bowl. 
  5. Remove the cooked bacon from the skillet, dice it up, and stir it into the bowl of the other ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  6. Spoon the filling into each jalapeño half, pressing it down to create a flat surface for the panko topping.
  7. Place the butter in a small bowl and melt in the microwave. Stir in panko. Sprinkle over each jalapeño half using your hands. 
  8. Bake the jalapeño poppers uncovered for 20-25 minutes. Season with salt and pepper if needed. 
  9. Once cooled, enjoy!

#3 – Pigs in a Blanket
As one of the most classic appetizers, pigs in a blanket are undoubtedly a fan favorite. What’s more, they’re incredibly easy and can be crafted within your Kansas City luxury apartment just moments before you head to the stadium.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 tube of crescent rolls
  • 1 12 oz. package mini cocktail weiners
  • 4 tbsp. melted butter
  • Coarse salt, for sprinkling 


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent sheets and tear along the perforated lines. Cut each triangle into three smaller triangles. 
  2. Place one cocktail weiner on the thick side of the triangle and carefully roll towards the thinner side. 
  3. Transfer onto a medium baking sheet, brush with melted butter, and sprinkle coarse salt on top. 
  4. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  5. Enjoy!

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At The Apex at CityPlace, our luxury apartments are not only the perfect place to make your favorite recipes, but are also the perfect place to call home. Whether you live in one of our executive suites or a one-bedroom apartment, you’ll have access to a gourmet kitchen complete with stainless-steel appliances and quartz countertops. 

Our pet-friendly apartments near you can be found close to all the action, meaning you’re a short drive away from entertainment districts and some of the city’s best eateries – not to mention Arrowhead Stadium. Our luxury apartments are also part of an incredible new mixed-use property, so you’ll soon be able to find things to do and places to eat right within the community of your new home. 

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