If you’re not from Canada, you might not know about this wonderful little place known as Swiss Chalet. It’s a Canadian gem, and one of the most beloved rotisserie chicken chain restaurants with a Canada-wide presence. Famed for its delicious chicken, ribs, and fries, Swiss Chalet is also infamous for something else- their addicting, comforting Chalet Sauce! A smokey, rustic, saucy concoction that pairs with pretty much everything that you can think of, from Swiss Chalet’s rotisserie chicken, to dipping your fries, or even slathering it onto their bread rolls (trust me- I’ve done this many times). The Chalet Sauce is a closely-guarded secret, so good luck trying to imitate it (I have also tried this as well… to no avail).
And now, Lay’s Canada is partnering up with Lay’s to deliver the latest, most Canadian indulgence: Lay’s Chalet Sauce-flavoured potato chips (queue the angelic hallelujah song)!
Thanks to Lay’s, I receive a few bags to sample, and found the chips were light and flavoured mildly. I was worried that taste of the Chalet Sauce would be a bit too intense given the well-known richness of the sauce, but the chips’ flavour was just right. Not too intense, and not too salty. It definitely tastes like Chalet Sauce, but also reminds me of a BBQ and All Dressed-flavoured chips as well. It was tough to put the bag down.
These chips are not only great to snack on, but I’ve also created a super easy Chicken Fingers recipe with them as well! Here it is:
- 1 cup Lay’s Chalet Sauce chips
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 4 chicken boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt & Pepper
1) Preheat oven to 375°F
2) Melt butter and pour over chicken breasts
3) Season with salt and pepper and let sit for a few minutes
4) In the meantime, put 1 cup of Lay’s Chalet Sauce chips into a plastic zip top bag and crush into small, fine pieces.
5) Place chicken pieces into zip top bag, one at a time. Shake and coat fully. Repeat to all chicken pieces and place into greased shallow pan.
6) Cook chicken for approximately 15 minutes, until the juices run clear. Depending on the thickness of the chicken, the cook time will vary.
And voila! This easy recipe also lets you prep the chicken fingers ahead of time and freeze them so you can cook them to-order. You can also do chicken nuggets to make them more kid-friendly.
The flavour of the chips seeps right into the chicken. The butter and the oil from the chips kept the chicken breasts moist and juicy as well.
Thank you to the fine folks at Lay’s Canada for providing the delicious Chalet Sauce Chips for this test recipe. If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a bag of these chips, don’t fear- they will be coming to a grocery store near you on November 1st, 2016!