Snackin’ With Sarah Sellers: ‘Idol’ Top 8 Night Viewing Nosh

Season 10 "American Idol" alum and cool food blogger Sarah Sellers has been posting her viewing-party snack recipes in Reality Rocks for two "Idol" seasons now, and she's back this year to get your mouth watering every night of Season 12. Tonight, the top eight finalists will tackle the music of Motown, so Sarah is paying tribute to Motor City with her "own spin on a hodgepodge of Detroit staples: Italian, soul food, and all-American classics." Enjoy!

BBQ Chicken Minis


BBQ Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup ketchup

  • 1/8 cup Worcestershire sauce

  • 1/2 tbsp brown sugar

  • 1/2 tsp BBQ seasoning

  • 1/8 tsp onion powder


  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast

  • 1 tsp kosher salt and cracked black pepper

  • 1 tbsp BBQ seasoning

  • 1 can crescent rolls

  • 1 jalapeño, seeds removed and thinly sliced

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

To make the BBQ sauce, combine the ketchup and remaining four ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until well-combined.

Heat the olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cut the chicken into one-inch pieces and liberally season with the salt, pepper, and BBQ seasoning. Add to the skillet and lightly sear on each side for 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

Spread out the crescent rolls and cut each triangle into three mini-triangles. Top with two slivers of jalapeño. Take a piece of chicken and wrap with the crescent roll. Lay seam-side-down on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake until the crescent rolls are a rich golden hue. Serve with the BBQ sauce.

Bon Appetit!

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