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Do game day right with jalapeño chicken, cheesy grits, potato skins and crab dip

Former Top Chef contestants Tre Wilcox and Jennifer Carroll are competing once again for recipe superiority. This time they're going head-to-head to celebrate the next installment of our TODAY Food Loves Football series.

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Make jalapeno chicken, jack cheese grits for Thursday night football

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Make jalapeno chicken, jack cheese grits for Thursday night football

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They're cooking up tasty tailgating recipes for the Thursday Night Football Cowboys vs. Redskins game. Wilcox is whipping up spicy, pan seared chicken and cheesy chipotle grits for Dallas, and Carroll is cooking a crispy crab- and chorizo-filled pastry ring and crab loaded potato skins for Washington.

Dallas Dishes:

Spicy Jalapeño Chicken
Tre Wilcox's Jalapeno Marinated Chicken Breast
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4
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Spicy jalapeños, herbaceous cilantro and zesty lime juice turn plain chicken into a flavor filled sensation.

Chipotle Cheese Grits
Chipotle Jack Cheese Grits
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12
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These spice grits feature three kinds of peppers: smoky chipotles, smooth poblanos and crisp red bell peppers. It's a flavor trifecta!

Washington Recipes:

Chesapeake Bay Crab and Chorizo Crescent Ring
Crab & Chorizo Crescent Ring
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6-8
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Crispy on the outside and oozing with sweet crab and spicy, smoky chorizo on the inside, this is the best crab appetizer ever!

Old Bay Crab Loaded Potato Skins
Carroll's Old Bay & Blue Crab-Loaded Potato Skins
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4-6
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I love crispy potatoes with toppings, dips and gravies. They are my weakness! This classic appetizer goes to the next level with sweet crab and Old Bay seasoning.

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