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Monday, March 28, 2011

The Home Made Double Down

KFC has a pseudo sandwich called "The Double Down", a bread-less sandwich described as "bacon, two different kinds of melted cheese, the Colonel’s 'secret' sauce... pinched in between two pieces of Original Recipe chicken fillets."  They brought it to Canada on October 18, 2010, but just a short month later, took the product off Canadian markets.  The Double Down's 540 calories, 30 grams of fat, 1,740 milligrams of sodium left most Canadians (well, at least my friends that have tried it), with intense headaches from overdosing on salt. 

Since neither Nick nor I had the chance to try the double down in Canada for the short time it was here, the thought of 2 crispy chicken fillets with cheese and good bacon sounded so good and bad for us that we had to try to make it for ourselves.  Here is our homemade Double Down, with a heck of a lot less salt, and a heck of a lot more flavor.  :-)

Serves: 1
approx prep time: 15min
approx cook time: 10min

- 2 fried chicken breasts. Using the recipe here.
- 2 or 3 strips of bacon
- 1/4 cup grated Mozzarella cheese

- Before making the fried chicken (Recipe Here), fry up 2 or 3 strips of bacon and set aside
- Shred 1/4 cup of Mozzarella cheese, and set aside.
- Make the two pieces of Fried Chicken. When finished let them rest on paper towel for 30-40 seconds before making the sandwich.
- Using the fried chicken pieces as bread, stuff with bacon and Cheese.
- Enjoy!


  1. CRINGE. i remember trying one bite of the kfc double down. ewww.

    im sure yours is much tastier than the kfc one though ;)

  2. We haven't tried the KFC double down to make a true comparison, but instead of proceed chicken fillets, this is 2 chicken breasts, instead of processed cheese, this is freshly shredded mozzarella, and instead of cheap bacon, we had maple smoked bacon. Definitely a better version then the fast food original. :-)