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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Chickamauga Chicken

Ok, this chicken was seriously good.  Yes, the name is a bit strange, but please don't let that stop you.  OMG...the spice, the crunch, the was wonderful!  I'll be honest with you, the spice for the chicken was so good, it really didn't need anything else on it...but since I had already bought all the stuff, I decided to use it :)

This is another fantastic find from Chris at Nibble Me This via Our Krazy Kitchen.  If you try this for no other reason, try it for the sauce!!  It was flavorful and fantastic.  I love the crunch that the wonton strips added.  It was the perfect little piece of chicken.

Chickamauga Chicken
Adapted from Nibble Me This via Our Krazy Kitchen
Printable Recipe 
Tortilla or wonton strips (a handful or a little more)
3 oz Ranch dressing
1 oz barbecue sauce
1/2 lemon
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon grounded cumin
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 - 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a colby, cheddar blend)
2 oz black olive, diced or chopped
2 green onions, chopped

Mix Ranch dressing and barbecue sauce together and set aside.  Drizzle both sides of all the chicken breasts with lemon juice and than season with dry spices.

Preheat your grill to 350 degrees.  Grill chicken over direct heat for 4-5 minutes per side.  Move the chicken to indirect heat and top with wonton strips, black olives, green onion and cheese.  Close the lid of the grill and let chicken cook another 8-10 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F.  Drizzle with bbq/ranch sauce and enjoy!

Range top/oven instructions:  Dredge chicken in flour and saute about 4-5 minutes per side in 1 1/2 tablespoons of butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil, or until golden brown.  Top with wonton strips, green onions, black olives and cheese.  Place under broiler for about 1-2 minute or until the cheese melts.  Drizzle with bbq/ranch sauce and enjoy!

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Debbie said...

Looks delicious and I do love that name!!!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

I love ranch and BBQ together! The chicken looks awesome, fantastic color and the wonton strips, LOVE!!! Crunchy, spicy, creamy, deeeeelish!

Mary said...

I love the spice combination you used to make this chicken. It really sounds like a special dish. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Yenta Mary said...

Crispy, crunchy, spicy, cheesy ... oh, does a girl need anything else??? That looks so, so good!!!

StephenC said...

I am way overdue to cook some chicken again. This sounds really good and I've bookmarked it.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Love it ALL! Another great chicken recipe with tons of flavor!!!

Pam said...

It looks and sounds so good!

egbkid said...

looks very yummy! I love the name, sounds like it is from the Jungle!

Michael Toa said...

What a name! The chicken looks delish. I have no doubt this must be delicious. I read all the ingredients list and nothing there that I don't like. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

With a name like Chickamauga, it has to be good! :-) I'm printing this one out too. Sounds like a great flavor treat!

marybinashland said...

MADE IT!!! I am very popular in my house right now! Very very good!!!!!

Jenn said...

Mary B in Ashland - Glad you liked it.. it's definitely a keeper!! And, by the way, i thought you were always popular in your house :)

Chris said...

You have just inspired a whole other dish!

How about an Asian influenced rub (ginger, 5 spice, etc). The topping could be the wontons with water chestnuts and shitake mushrooms or something, and then we'll have to come up with some great sauce, maybe something with mirin?