A Great Surprise On The Chilis Menu
My wife and I were checking out Door Dash yesterday, and were surprised to see a couple of recent additions to the restaurant list in our area. By the way, Door Dash is a pretty cool company. I heard one of their founders speaking at Stanford, on their YouTube channel, a few years ago, and they have an encouraging story. Basically, they thought on demand food delivery sounded like a good idea, tried it out, people liked the idea, and now last year they IPO’ed, every tech startup’s dream.
Yeah, I should have just said “heard him at Stanford” stopped the sentence there and it would have sounded a lot cooler but I couldn’t. lol … because it would have been disingenuine, right? Anyway, back to the food…
I had gotten a similar item on the chilis menu, several times before, but my wife noticed that there was a waffle alternative. I’d never even heard of chicken and waffles, until like my 20’s, so am always kinda surprised when I hear that phrase, but for some reason I thought I’d try it out. One surprising good thing about being blind is food appearance has little to nothing to do with whether I’ll try a food item or not, so I’ve tried some things I probably wouldn’t have if my sight had continued. Fried eel is one of them.
The Honey Chipotle crispers and Waffles, at Chilis, were good-extremely good, good enough to write an article about, to try and convince people to keep it popular enough so chilis keeps it on the menu. lol
I also think it’s a good price. I was able to get two meals out of it, so it only ended up costing me like $7.50 per meal. You can actually even get three meals out of it if you get the loaded baked potato, and just split it up sensibly. It’s just so hard to eat sensibly though. Lol.
Not really. Half of losing is thinking that way. I’m not a nutritionist or anything, but here’s how the world works: Anybody can come up with a system to get the results they want. It’s just a matter of believing and trying. Okay, commercial over. As Mrs. Puff on Spongebob says, “coffee fueled sermon.” lol
Call me crazy, but I ate the other half of the Honey Chipotle Crispers for breakfast this morning and am now writing this article. What? This way I already had waffles ready for breakfast. Makes perfect sense.
Ok, so I’m not very familiar with chipotle sauce. I don’t know what’s in it, and I don’t know how different this honey version is from what most people think of when they think of chipotle, but the sauce is very good. It sticks to the crispers good and goes well with the waffles.
There’s also a crunchy bit of crumb, or honey in it. Whatever it is, it’s good, and I liked that too.
I was surprised that I liked the waffles too. I don’t know I’m just a little cynical as I get older, and naturally have low expectations for things. Hahaha! What? It’s a survival mechanism.
I didn’t even know what a Belgian waffle was before trying this meal. The extent of my waffle vocabulary was only Eggo… Well, the waffles at Waffle House are good too though. Most waffles turn out good.
The Belgian waffles have these pockets for the sauce to pool into so it’s great. I also liked their texture, and whatever ingredients they used to make them with. There’s a link at the end of this scholarly academic peer reviewed article for your convenience to ingredient and nutritional information.
You might want to know it’s a little spicy, but to be fair a lot of people probably won’t even say it is. Just so you can help gauge for yourself, and since everybody’s different, I’ll say that I do enjoy spicy food occasionally, but am not super huge into hot food. So, I like pickled jalapenos, but don’t eat the dry ones very often, if that makes any sense.
Point being, if I feel like I’m being attacked the entire time I’m eating something, I prefer not to eat it… Unless I’m stopped up from a head cold, then it’s okay… but it’s not pretty. Note to self: Go back and delete the previous statement.
But seriously, to me, this item has a good balance. There were a few pieces of jalapeno mixed in with the sauce.
I liked the way these were cut, and cooked, too. Since they’re covered in the honey chipotle sauce they’re not going to be dried out. The quality of the chicken was good.
They’re basically crispy chicken strips covered in a really good sauce.
It’s a tasty meal, and deal. It’s definitely worth trying. It’s become my go to on their menu for sure.
I hope this article persuaded somebody to try them and/or made you laugh. Hope you have a nice day.