Chick-sat-A (Fancy Chick-fil-A) by Erik of Fancy Fast Food, with…

Chick-sat-A (Fancy Chick-fil-A) by Erik of Fancy Fast Food, with support from Cheryl T.


  • 1 order of four Chick-n-Strips
  • 1 order of Waffle Potato Fries
  • 1 Carrot & Raisin Salad
  • 1 Walnut Fudge Brownie
  • 1 soft drink of your choice
  • packets of various Chick-fil-A dipping sauces
  • an organic banana leaf (for presentation and a touch of irony)

Here’s a little treat that fuses Southeast Asia with a Southeast American-based fast food chain. First, debread all the Chick-n-Strips to expose the pieces of real chicken breast inside. Rinse the pieces in a colander, and then cut them down into eight smaller pieces.

To get the grill marks, you may fire up an actual hibachi or George Foreman grill, but you can also just fake the grill marks — just like many fast food chains do anyway. Take each morsel of chicken and carve two grooves in each of the sides; these will help define the grill marks when you take a kitchen torch and burn in the dark lines. Afterwards, let the chicken cool down before skewing them with bamboo skewers.

Next, the sauce. Satay is typically served with a peanut sauce, but with the lack of peanuts at Chick-fil-A, we are going to improvise and use walnuts from the Walnut Fudge Brownie. Pick all of them off, and then finely chop them. Blend various dipping sauces into a mixing cup (the darker the better) and then mix in the chopped walnuts. Pour the resulting satay sauce in a small fancy bowl.

Finally, the assembly: cut the banana leaf down to the size and shape of a fancy platter, and then place it down. On top, place the satay sauce and the chicken skewers. Garnish with a Waffle Potato Fry and some Carrot & Raisin Salad, and serve with your beverage in a nice glass. And there you have it! Southeast Asia meets Southeast America in this chicken dish that will sure make you — and the cows — happy.

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