Introduction: Ultimate Honey Garlic Chicken Poutine – Copycat

A good poutine can really hit the spot! I’ve really been missing going out to a local restaurant (The Whistle Stop) that has over 100 varieties of poutine. But I’m not going to let that stop me from enjoying the deliciousness of this Canadian staple.

In this Instructable we are going to learn how to make the ULTIMATE honey garlic chicken poutine. This is going to be the best comfort food and pure satisfaction all in one!

Step 1: Supplies

For this 2 serving recipe you will need:

  • 500g Frozen French fries (I recommend using fries that require about 20 minutes to cook to be able to cook them with the chicken strips)
  • 4 Frozen chicken strips
  • 1 packet of gravy mix
  • 3/4 cup white cheddar cheese curds
  • 1/3 cup honey garlic sauce
  • 1 Jalapeno, sliced
  • 2 tsp Fry Spice (see step one)

Step 2: Spice It Up

This blend of seasoning is a go-to in my house. I use this on absolutely everything! It’s a great way to add an extra kick of flavour and once I mix it up, I always have it on hand. If you have a small airtight jar you can put the ingredients right in the jar and shake it to mix. Or if you prefer using a small bowl to mix the ingredients and then transfer it to an airtight container you can do that as well.

To make the Fry Spice, mix together:

  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp salt

Now you have some on hand for future poutines! This non-typical poutine topping really amps it up to the next level giving you that extra restaurant flavour.

Step 3: Let's Get Cooking

Preheat the oven to 425◦F.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (if desired).

Place chicken strips on baking sheet.

Spread out fries in single layer on the baking sheet to fill the pan.

Next, use the Fry Spice that we just put together and sprinkle about 1 tsp on top of the French fries.

Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes. Set a timer to make it easy to know when the time is up.

This is a good opportunity to wash and chop the jalapeno up if you haven’t already.

Step 4: Flip It

Once the timer for 10 minutes goes off – remove the baking sheet from the oven and flip the chicken strips and fries. Give another sprinkle of Fry Spice. Then place the chicken and fries back in the oven for another 10 minutes.

Note: Depending on the style of French fries you are using, they may require more or less time to cook. So keep an eye on them during the last bit to make sure they aren’t over or under done. As for the chicken, you’ll want it to be cook thoroughly – see the package instructions for recommended internal temperature.

Step 5: Get the Gravy Going

In a small saucepot mix the gravy according to the package directions. Mine requires 1 cup of water mixed with the gravy powder. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until gravy starts to come to a boil. Then reduce heat and let simmer 1 minute.

While your gravy is simmering, place the honey garlic sauce in a bowl and heat in microwave for 20 seconds. You don’t need it piping hot. But you want to warm it up so it’s not chilled.

Step 6: Toss the Chicken

Your French fries and chicken strips should be done right about… now! Let’s remove them from the oven. Cut the chicken strips into bite sized pieces. Toss these pieces in the heated honey garlic sauce.

(By this point you should be getting really excited and your kitchen is smelling all kinds of amazing!)

Step 7: Assemble

For this step do two ‘thin’ layers. This makes the most of your poutine and ensures all the deliciousness in every bite. I say ‘thin’ layers because it does pile up quickly.

In two shallow bowls or plates, put a few French fries as the base to start. Then add some cheese curds, chicken pieces and jalapenos. Top it with gravy. Repeat for one more layer.

Step 8: Devour

Your Poutine is complete! Now you can melt away into bliss with every bite.

Hope you enjoyed this Instructable on how to make the Ultimate Honey Garlic Chicken Poutine.

I’d love to hear how you would make this poutine more your style. Would you add any other toppings? Let me know in the comments below!

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