Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas with Chedz Topping – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Make this slow cooker chicken carnitas and add Chedz crumbs toppings to kick it up a cheesy notch for a Cinco de Mayo party or quiet family dinner.

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Chedz Slow Cooker Carnitas - Courtesy of Susan Hall
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  1. Add the first 9 ingredients in a slow cooker: chicken, broth, onion, garlic, chipotle, cumin, black pepper, chili powder, and salt. Add lime juice if preferred. Gently toss to combine.
  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours until the chicken is completely tender and shreds easily with a fork. If you prefer that the chicken be more crispy, you can transfer the meat into a baking pan, pour the juice on top and broil for 5-10 minutes. We skip this step.
  3. Serve on tacos, burritos, salads, rice, etc.
  4. Crush the Chedz sticks into fine crumbs using a rolling pin, Magic Bullet or food processor. Sprinkle to taste for an extra cheesy crunch.
  5. Garnish with cilantro if preferred.
Recipe Notes

The chicken can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days, or frozen in a sealed container for up to 3 months.

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Chedz Chicken Croissants – Courtesy of Susan Hall

We love these easy to make Chedz Chicken Croissants for parties.  This would be a great option if you have leftover Chedz chicken.  Reference the Chedz Chicken recipe on this site and you are half way done!

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  1. If you do not have leftover Chedz chicken, follow instructions from: http://chedzsnacks.com/portfolio-item/chedz-chicken-bites-courtesy-of-carey-angerer-san-francisco-ca/ Reserve leftover Chedz crumbs for topping if desired.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Either spray a baking pan with cooking oil or line with foil.
  4. Unroll Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Crescent Rolls into the 8 pre-cut triangular pieces.
  5. Cut Chedz chicken into 8 small strips.
  6. Put a strip of Chedz chicken on the base (long end) of the triangular dough. Top with shredded cheese. Roll the dough around the chicken into a croissant shape. Twist the ends to seal. Add the optional Chedz crumbs on top of the croissant. Sprinkle shredded cheddar cheese on top. Repeat until completed with all rolls.
  7. Put the rolls on the baking sheet without touching.
  8. Bake in the oven for 9-12 minutes.
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Chedz Chips – Courtesy of Susan Hall

Here is another quick and easy party idea that requires just 3 ingredients and no measurements; just purely to taste.  The Chedz crumbs adds a great texture and taste to any potato chips and can liven any party such as the Super Bowl, game days or fun celebrations.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking pan with foil.
  3. Lay chips on the baking pan without touching.
  4. Crush Chedz into fine crumbs with a rolling pin, food processor or Magic Bullet.
  5. Top each chip with Chedz crumbs. The amount will depend on how large the chips are so it can range from 1/8 to 1/4 tsp but it can be done to taste.
  6. Top each chip with shredded cheddar cheese (or cheese of choice). The cheese on top will help hold the Chedz crumbs down. Similar to the Chedz crumbs, the amount of cheese will vary per chip size and by taste.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 3-5 minutes until the cheese has melted. Take out and let crisp.
Recipe Notes

Chedz chips are best eaten on the same day as the chip can get soft after day two or three.

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Chedz Turkey Cheese Ball

Want to add a festive appetizer for Thanksgiving?  Try our simple Chedz Turkey Cheese Ball recipe.  Kids can have fun decorating the cheese ball.  This cheese ball was inspired by the following recipe on All Recipe Cheese Ball 1.

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  1. Chop pecans (you can also put in food processor). Toast chopped pecans in oven at 275 degrees for about 10 minutes watching it closely so it doesn't burn. Set aside for later.
  2. Crush Chedz into crumbs (you can also put in food processor). Set aside for later.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, Cheddar cheese, and dressing mix. You can also mix in a food processor.
  4. Form into one large ball or two smaller balls.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. Take the cheese ball out of refrigerator and shape. Roll in the chopped pecans. Then roll in the Chedz crumbs.
  7. Decorate the cheese ball. -Put the pretzel twist in the ball as the neck -Using spare cream cheese, dip chocolate chip pieces to make the eyes -Using spare cream cheese, dip candy corn to make the beak -Using the Chedz sticks, make the feathers -Using the thin pretzel sticks, add the additional feathers ENJOY!
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Chedz Totz Bake – Courtesy of Ellen Tadros

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Chedz Totz Bake - Courtesy of Ellen Tadros
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  1. Bake 20-24 tater tots in the oven at 400 degrees for about 18-20 minutes.
  2. Sautee onion in a skillet until cooked. Add ground beef or turkey and cook until done.
  3. Add 1/2 cup taco seasoning and 1 cup of cheese to meat mixture and mix.
  4. Crush Chedz into crumbs consistency with a rolling pin or food processor.
  5. Add tater tots on top and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheese. Sprinkle with Chedz crumbs. Bake for 15 minutes in the oven until cheese is fully melted. ENJOY!
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Chedz Baked Onion Ringz

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  1. This recipe will make a crunchy batter. This crunch batter recipe was adapted from: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jeff-mauro/oven-fried-onion-rings-recipe.html For a softer batter and lower carbs, see below adapted by Hall Brands. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place parchment paper on one baking sheet and set aside.
  2. Combine the flour and salt. In another bowl, whisk the eggs and buttermilk together. Add half of the flour mixture into the buttermilk and mix until smooth and thickened.
  3. Crush the Chedz into crumbs consistency using a rolling pin or food processor.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the Chedz, olive oil and remaining salt.
  5. Lightly and carefully dredge the onion rings in the flour, then buttermilk batter, and finally the Chedz mixture. Arrange on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until golden brown, watching carefully to ensure that Chedz crust does not burn; about 10-15 minutes.
  6. For a lower carb option that yields soft but tasteful onion rings: INGREDIENTS: -1 onion -1 TBS olive oil -1 TSP salt or to taste -4 OUNCE Chedz Crumbs (Any Flavor)
  7. INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Crush the Chedz into crumbs consistency using a rolling pin or food processor and put in a bowl. 2. Add salt to Chedz crumbs. 3. Place cut rings in a bowl and add 1 TBS and mix. 3. Put oiled onion rings in the Chedz crumbs mix and carefully stir. Pat loose Chedz crumbs onto rings. 4. Place each ring on the baking sheet. 5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes; ensuring that Chedz crumbs do not burn. ENJOY!
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Chedz Baked Kale Chipz

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Chedz Baked Kale Chips
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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray 1 baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Remove the stems and ribs from the kale, and shred the kale very thinly into chip like pieces. Spread the shredded kale onto the baking sheet, and sprinkle evenly with Cheddar cheese.
  3. Crush Chedz finely; bread crumbs consistency.
  4. Sprinkle Chedz crumbs evenly over kale pieces.
  5. Bake the kale for 10-15 minutes, watching carefully to prevent burning, until the kale is crisp and the cheese has melted.
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Chedz Chicken Bites - Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)

Chedz Chicken Bites – Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)

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Chedz Chicken Bites - Courtesy of Carey Angerer (San Francisco, CA)
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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix egg wash ingredients. Add chicken pieces to egg wash and let soak for at least 20 minutes.
  3. In a plastic zip bag, crush Chedz crackers with a rolling pin, food processor, or wine bottle!
  4. Coat each piece of chicken in Chedz crumbs.
  5. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and place a wire rack on top.
  6. Arrange each piece of coated chicken on wire rack ensuring that they do not touch; use two racks if necessary. The wire racks help to ensure crispness on all sides.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with your favorite bottle of wine!
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