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What is in a Chicken Madness?

HappyDiner Jul 8, 2007 12:41 PM

It's been a few years now since I've left D.C. (moved to Florida) and recently I was thinking about the Chicken Madness from Wisemiller's Deli in Georgetown- I can't for the life of me remember what is in it or what made it taste so good? I believe it was just chicken, green and red peppers, mayo lettuce tomato... what else? Does anyone out there know or have a good guess? Was it really that good or am I just being nostalgic?

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    Steve Jul 8, 2007 10:15 PM

    Nostalgic IMO. I tried it from a rec on this board. Since I didn't go to Georgetown, it had absolutely no effect on me, plus the bread they use is nothing special.

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      tubman Jul 9, 2007 05:41 AM

      I haven't had one, but I did find the recipe in a non-food forum. My guess is what made it so good that you're forgetting is the bacon!

      sub roll, mayo, chopped lettuce, two tomato slices.

      then; the following are all put on a griddle and cooked: two chicken breasts (chopped), bacon, red/green peppers, hot peppers, then two slices of provolone are melted on top of it, and they shovel the whole mess onto the sub roll.


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        pomme de terre Jul 9, 2007 11:50 AM

        What is in a Chicken Madness? Happiness and joy and all that is good and pure in this world.

        But like tubman said, it's mostly the bacon. I also thought the combo of mayo and hot peppers was especially tasty, and I think Wisey's generally uses pretty nice bread.

        I love the classic Madness, but I actually prefer the Peggy Special, which is the same thing except with turkey.

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          HappyDiner Jul 12, 2007 09:30 PM

          Nothing like nostalgia topped with bacon! Thanks so much to all of you! That doesn't sound too tough to recreate at home- I'll give it a try soon!

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            hoopsmccan Aug 15, 2007 02:41 PM

            One step that the recipe above leaves out - the chicken breast is hit with garlic powder and cayenne pepper before being thrown on the griddle.

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          bethanyll22 Aug 16, 2007 08:16 AM

          Man, now I really want a Chicken Madness. It was a staple for me when I was a poor grad student at Georgetown! I might have to make a stop at Wisemiller's this weekend. Thanks for reminding me how good they are! You are not just being nostalgic!

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            poter Aug 19, 2013 11:55 AM

            Cayenne and garilc powder while it's cooking too, and Utz chips, pickle spear and can of soda (Sprite recommended).

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