Auntie Anne’s New Pretzel Slider Melts Sound Pretty Much Like A Perfect Lunch
Bury me in pretzel buns.
In addition to dousing your food in, you’ll be able to eat the dressing in new forms! The brand has partnered with Duke Brands, to create .
The new offerings include two chicken salads — classic ranch and bacon, cheddar, and ranch — that are made with white meat chicken. It looks like it can be eaten on its own or between bread for a quick lunch option. There are also four new dips — buffalo ranch chicken, bacon cheddar ranch, Southwestern ranch bean and cheese, and ranch-seasoned spinach artichoke dip. Yes, ranch-seasoned spinach artichoke dip. Grab the chips!
Even Auntie Anne's Is Getting Into the Chicken Sandwich Game
Auntie Anne's may be best known for its buttery pretzels and those captivating scents that follow you around the airport, but the soft pretzel chain is taking its menu to new heights with Pretzel Slider Melts. While it sounds strange, Auntie Anne's take on the chicken sandwich is enticing, thanks to its pretzel expertise and the use of pretzel buns. The sliders come in two flavors: Chicken Bacon Ranch and Chicken BBQ. As the name suggests, the Chicken Bacon Ranch comes with chicken, bacon, and ranch (duh), but also features slices of melty provolone cheese. The Chicken BBQ is layered with barbecue sauce, chicken, and slices of cheddar.
The chicken salads’ and dips’ packaging is safe to heat up, or you can eat it cold. All of the items will be available in 2020 in the refrigerated fresh sections of grocery and club stores. Each 12-ounce container will have a suggested retail price of $5.99.
“We have been working with the team at Hidden Valley Food for the past couple years to develop these products,” Andrew Smart, chief executive officer of Duke Brands, said in a press release. “Together, we have created this delicious line of dips and chicken salads that expands the Hidden Valley Ranch brand further into fresh grocery.”
If you can’t wait for the new chicken salads and dips (we know, we can’t either), there arein different varieties. The Classic Ranch, Buffalo Ranch, and Bacon Ranch dips seem to be less chunky than these soon-to-be released versions, but it’ll give you that ranch taste you keep coming back for!
Dips and Sides That'll Guarantee Great Grilled Cheese
A great grilled cheese sandwich stands alone, but sometimes a side dish or a dip can make it even more delicious by adding an acidic contrast to the creamy cheese. If you're wondering what else to serve alongside your next grilled cheese, try one of these dips or side dishes.© Getty / Thomas Barwick Dips and Sides That'll Guarantee Great Grilled Cheese Soup: Try pairing your toastie with tomato, black bean, pureed lentil, or other creamy soups.Salad dressing: Balsamic vinaigrette, dijon vinaigrette, or ranch salad dressings can complement melted cheese and bread.
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The Easiest Way to Shred Chicken .
Shredded chicken sounds delicious until you realize you have to actually shred it yourself. But the process isn't as time consuming or difficult as you might think. It's as easy as shredding the chicken with a fork instead of with your hands. Trust us, it's much simpler to tear the meat with a metal utensil, plus it's a cleaner, more sanitary process.