Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Chicken Derangement

The last time we made Chicken Madness was on the eve of Jen's terrible knee surgery. This is a Jen favorite, our version of a sandwich made at Wisemiller's in D.C. Generally Jen makes this dish but tonight I put it together based (mostly) on Jen's instructions.

Since I don't follow instructions very well there were a few modifications, much to Jen's dismay.

I rendered four strips of bacon, removed them from the pan, sauteed up half a yellow onion, half a red onion, one jalapeno, and a red pepper. Then I took some boneless, skinless chicken seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and chili powder, and seared that in the same pan, finishing in the oven.

I served it on a kaiser roll (not traditional), did not cut the chicken breast into strips (not traditional) and used arugula since we didn't have any iceberg lettuce (not traditional). I did, however, fight the urge to make a flavored mayonnaise and did use just plain mayo (+1 for Nate).

As an accompaniment: spicy Grillo's Pickles, and Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Chipotle Seasoning.

Jen did all she could to stop the involuntary cringing when she heard of all these renegade moves I had made. However, as with every dinner we've ever had together, she admitted at the end that it was quite tasty.

I call this dish "Chicken Derangement" since it is not 100% faithful to the dish that is so popular it has its own Facebook page with 53 members (previously called "fans").

And you know something has to be huge if it has its own Facebook page!

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