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Chickamauga Chicken

NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
edited 9:17PM in EggHead Forum
I came up with this recipe in March 2007, before I had my Egg. It has nothing to do with Chickamauga (a town, a Native American tribe, and Civil War battle near Chattanooga), my son just liked the sound of "Chickamauga Chicken".


Chickamauga Chicken

4 each Tortillas corn, sliced as described (2 yellow, 2 blue if possible)
3 ounce Ranch dressing
1 ounce Bbq sauce
4 slices lemon
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper ground
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Red pepper ground
1 teaspoon smoked Paprika
1/2 teaspoon Cumin
1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
4 ea Chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless pounded to 1/4 inch thin
1/2 cup Cheese shredded, (do a blend, sharp cheddar, pepper jack, colby, etc)
2 ounce Black olives sliced
2 each Green onion julienne sliced

Cut a tortilla in half and place halves on top of each other. Then slice into 1/4" slices sideways into strips (your final pieces should be 1/4" thick by 2-3").

Heat vegetable oil over medium high heat in a skillet so that the oil is about 1/4" deep. Fry the tortilla pieces in batches until all are golden brown. Set aside on a paper towel on a plate or raised rack to drain. Season each batch with a little salt or some of the chicken rub.


Mix ranch dressing & bbq sauce together to make the 'Mauga Sauce (Trevor's name for it) and set aside, preferably in a squirt bottle.

Pound chicken to an even thickness. Rub both sides of chicken breasts with a lemon slice and then rub with dry spices.


Grill over DIRECT heat for 4-5 minutes per side with the Egg at 350f.


Top with cooked tortilla strips, green onion, black olives, and cheese. I threw in some cilantro too.


Place back in the Egg at 350-400f over INDIRECT heat for 10-15 minutes until breasts hit 160f internal temp.


Drizzle with the 'Mauga Sauce (bbq sauce/ranch) and serve.


This is a family favorite. The fried tortilla strips really push this dish over the top, IMHO.
Knoxville, TN
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  • Rib FanRib Fan Posts: 305
    Wow...looks amazing and great about a schooling in photography! You raised the bar.

  • GunnarGunnar Posts: 2,305
    Looks and sounds really good.
    LBGE      Katy (Houston) TX
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    Thanks:) I have taken 1 photography class last year but at least half of what I know about food photography came from watching others on this forum and in food blogs. There are some super talented on here!
    Knoxville, TN
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    Thanks, Barry. We like it a lot.
    Knoxville, TN
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  • sharhammsharhamm Posts: 255
    That looks like something I really want to try. Great pictures.
  • Chris, I believe the Indian meaning of Chickamauga is bloody. :ohmy: But your chicken looks great. :)
  • ;) Tasty Fare, there...would add a few greens underneath and call it a full belly :blush:
  • WOW! That could become the signature dish of the Chicken Ranch. We've been looking for one that combines chicken and ranch dressing.

    Gotta try it soon's we get back from Plano.


    Spring "Chicken Ranch Test Kitchen" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,278
    Care for any chicken tartar? :laugh:

    My understanding was that it was Cherokee for "river of death". If that's the case, then it is appropriate for the chicken, at least;)
    Knoxville, TN
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  • jwr3jwr3 Posts: 61
    That looks incredible. Bet it goes great with a Dos XX!

    "I don't often drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos XX"
  • BobSBobS Posts: 2,485
    That looks good. I copied the recipe for future reference. Thanks.
  • It looks like we are both right, You aroused my curiosity and my love of history. I remember reading about the Battle of Chickamauga Creek where it was translated to the "Bloody River" and had to read some more. The meaning depends on which source of translations used. I also saw "Bloody River" or "River of Death" in Cherokee or the creek translation Creek word meaning "Dwelling place of the Chiefs". It looks like the word actually has European roots, who knew? :laugh: Some interesting reading none the less. :)

    The combinations of your chicken look great though. I love Ranch with Chicken. I will be adding this to the list of must cooks.:)
  • Great recipe made it tonight turned out good maybe a little overcooked (need a good thermometer) Thanks for the cook idea.
  • I'm going to have to try this recipe now seeing that I live 5 minutes outside of the town of Chickamauga and frequently go cycling through the battlefield.

    Thanks for the recipe!
  • I'm going to have to try this recipe now seeing that I live 5 minutes outside of the town of Chickamauga and frequently go cycling through the battlefield.

    Thanks for the recipe!
  • How is the cycling at the battlefield? How many miles? I am planning a trip to Chattanooga soon and would like to visit the battle field.
  • Made this last night..Fantastic!
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