Let me start this out by saying that I am all about supporting local business, experiencing local flavor and culture, and taking part in businesses with philanthropic practices. So I'm a little embarrassed by how much I like Chili's.
Ok, maybe not Chili's exactly. Just Chili's Honey Chipotle Chicken Crispers.
My goodness, y'all. I order them every time. They're even on the 2 for $20 menu so, yeah.
Well, anyway, I drive past Chili's on my way to work and back home... and every time my stomach starts arguing with my brain.
stomach "Hey brain, we need to go grab a to-go box of honey chipotle chicken crispers!"
brain "Stomach, that's ridiculous. I work at a food park with lots of free food!"
stomach "But braaaain, they're sooo tasty!"
brain "Stomach, I don't have extra money for that."
stomach "You are a liar."
brain "I can probably make those myself."
So this round, brain won. I made my own. They were freakin amazing. And I made them with ingredients that I already had on hand!
This is by no means a healthy meal. It is deep fried and tossed in sugar. Now that that's out of the way, I would highly recommend these for the Chili's lover in all of us. They are perfectly crispy on the outside, juicy and tender inside and tossed in a delicious spicy sweet sauce.
Save your eating out funds for another day and enjoy the next episode of Downton Abbey online while you devour these beauties. (Oh wait, Downton Abbey is the worst. Watch Parenthood or Breaking Bad reruns instead.)
For the chicken
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 6 cups vegetable oil