I am sure you are wondering why I'd try to "fake" the Wendy's Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club. Well, I'll tell you. It's because the ad for this gem comes on around oh, 9:00, 9:30 p.m., when it's time to get ready for bed. Seeing this makes my stomach alarm go OFF, as does Mr. Logistical's. It's just torture. To complicate this issue, it's not like we can just pile in the car and head to Wendy's. We don't have one. So when these commercials for really great-looking stuff air on TV, we grouse a lot. (I'm also talking about YOU, Olive Garden, and YOU, Red Lobster.) Island living comes at a price. After enough pain, I said okay, Mr. L., let's us make this sucker. (I didn't really say it like that. He's a stickler for grammar.) Little did I know, he had already bought the bacon, with the same idea. I think we cracked the code, and it was pretty good.
Fake Wendy's Spicy Guacamole Chicken Club
Serves two, unless you tackle the other person and eat theirs, too, in which case, serves 1
2 Kaiser rolls, split
2 boneless chicken thighs
1 egg, beaten
1/2 ripe avocado
1/2 t. garlic salt
1/4 t. lime juice
2 slices pepperjack cheese
2 pieces bibb lettuce
2 slices tomato
4 slices bacon, crispily fried
2 T. flour
1 T. Lawry's seasoning salt
For the chicken: pound the thighs slightly with a meat mallet, just so they will cook evenly.
Combine flour and seasoning salt.
Dip each thigh into egg wash, then into flour and seasoning salt mixture. Shake off excess and fry on both sides in olive oil until crispy.
Mash the avocado. Add garlic salt, lime, and Tabasco; gently stir.
Toast kaiser rolls with cut side down in skillet with a little olive oil. Watch carefully -- they burn quickly/easily.
Place chicken thigh on bottom half of bun. Add slice of pepperjack cheese. Follow with two slices of bacon, lettuce, and tomato. Slather with guacamole and top with bun top. (Mr. L recommends a swipe of mayonnaise on the bun top, too.)