Tailgating Season is Upon Us! Check out our Tailgate Spices and Make Your Dish Stand out from the Crowd!

by Sean Godbey on August 04, 2022

Stadium cuisine is constantly evolving. Pre-game parking lots appear more like food festivals yearly—and we are here for it!

Spices are essential to any tailgating experience, so we’ve gathered a few of our favorite blends to kick off the season. Ready to cheer on your favorite team? Bring our spice essentials to your tailgate to be the favorite cook!

For starters, check out our Ultimate Tailgate Party Gift Box. This box set includes a variety of blends that will inspire new grilling adventures and party snacks and entrees all season long! Explore our collections of Regional BBQ Seasonings, Backyard BBQ Seasonings, and our Gourmet Grilling Box for more flavorful inspiration.

Proper tailgating has been elevated to an art form by some fans. The preparation for the pre-game festivities lasts longer than the game itself! Gone are the days when you could put out a six-foot sub and a case of beer. So get your creative juices flowing and try something new this year! 

For some inspiration, we wanted to share a delicious grilled chicken sandwich recipe.

It’s great to prepare ahead of time and toss on the grill for guests when tailgating. Prep the chicken and add to the marinade in a tightly sealed container and take it along or stash it in the fridge until dinner time. 


Grilled Chicken Sandwich Recipe-


  • One pound of chicken breast- four small
  • Four sesame seed buns
  • ½ cup mustard or mayonnaise
  • Lettuce, tomatoes, and onion (optional)


  • Three tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • Two tablespoons of cider vinegar
  • One tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • One teaspoon of garlic powder
  • One tablespoon of maple sugar
  • ½ teaspoon bacon salt and lemon pepper


  • Pound chicken breasts to ½" thickness.
  • Combine all marinade ingredients in a bowl or freezer bag. Add chicken and toss well to combine. Marinate for 30 minutes (or up to 4 hours).
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • Place chicken on the grill for 5-6 minutes per side until no pink remains and the chicken reaches 165°F.
  • While the chicken is grilling, brush buns with olive oil and place them face down on the grill. Lightly toast.
  • Spread each bun with honey mustard and add lettuce, tomatoes, and onions if desired. Top with chicken and serve.

The best chicken sandwich is simple to make, tender, juicy, flavorful, and topped with fresh goodies! Add crisp bacon, or make it spicy with your favorite sauce toppings. It’s nearly impossible to mess this one up. We love the lightly toasted sesame bun, and the marinade is to die for, with its delicious combo of zesty and sweet. 


This recipe calls for a toasted sesame bun, but feel free to sub it out with any of your favorites, like buttery brioche. Or whip up some homemade garlic bread or even jalapeno cheddar bread, and serve it up sandwich-style.


We love how the honey mustard sauce perfectly complements the chicken, but this marinade is so versatile that any sauce will pair well with it. Try sriracha, BBQ, homemade mayo, or whatever strikes your fancy!


Visit our website for more information on all of our spice blends! We ensure the country's highest quality spices, blends, salts, sugars, extracts, and peppers. We grind many spices in-house, making them fresher than those you would purchase at other spice shops. This process offers you superior flavor and quality that your tailgating crew will notice! Our large variety of products allows us to serve everyone, from the person that says they can’t cook to gourmet chefs!

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