Juicy house-brined chicken thigh, topped with a sweet and savoury umami honey caramel sauce. Dill and cilantro salsa for a burst of freshness while our house chili oil mayo and pickled jalapenos gives it a spicy kick. All between a soft brioche bun from Gunn’s Bakery.
Hong Kong-Style egg waffle topped with a boneless chicken thigh that is fried to a crisp that will satisfy you with that classic crunch.
Prepare to be amazed by the flavour. The chicken is tossed in a bourbon honey mustard sauce and drizzled with haupia coconut syrup and honey sriracha then topped with roasted sesame seeds and green onions. Are you a chicken & waffles person? She will be loved!
Jameson-glazed bacon and blue cheese fried chicken sandwich Presented by Jay Kilgour
Two buttermilk-marinated, battered chicken thighs tossed in a tangy Jameson Whisky glaze, with blue cheese crumble, Guinness cheddar sauce, two strips of smoked bacon, topped with crispy onions served on a potato bun.
A house-made waffle cone baked with shishito peppers, smoked gouda, Hella Hot, and then we wrap it around our crispy chicken with Wild Turkey cherry bourbon glaze, double bacon mac ‘n cheese, topped with deep fried shishito peppers and served with our spicy Brazen butter sauce to add as much heat as you dare… 😳🤩
Chicken Little Lime Presented by Chef Quintin Rogers
A savory yet zesty house-made lime aioli that will excite your taste buds combined with a juicy fried chicken that is double breaded with our signature spices that will make your mouth water with each bite. Topped off with crisp fresh arugula, red onion, and herbed goat cheese. This will leave you wanting more and more each bite.
The only thing better than fried chicken might be churros. So it’s amazing that these two things have come together at the new Fusion Stop in the legendary St. Boniface Hotel.
A tropical twist on chicken and waffles. Mango habanero buttermilk-fried chicken thigh on a spicy papaya salad sitting on our traditional churro base topped with house-made pickled pineapple and finished off with pineapple cilantro hot honey.
Buttermilk-brined deep fried chicken breast on our homemade bun with a housemade roasted red pepper jam and a calabrese-spiced mayo. Topped with Provolone cheese, arugula, calabrese sausage, banana peppers and pineapple .
Taiwanese Popcorn Chicken Presented by Chef Randy Khounnoraj
Pan-fried daikon radish cake with Chinese sausage, shiitake mushroom, and dried shrimp, peanut brittle, pickled mustard greens, Thai chili, and herbs. Inspired by Asian street food and eating on the go.
The Ultimate Mother Clucker Presented by Chef Noel Soriano
Six deep fried chicken balls stuffed three ways: Apple and Brie, Broccoli and Cheddar, and Pesto Parmesan topped with a cream sauce, maple-flavoured aioli and green onions, served in a waffle cone bowl.
SaméTori Presented by Chef Quintin Rogers A Shark Club take on a Japanese classic, Chicken Kara-age. Kara-age style battered chicken breast, tossed in Shark Spice, served in a bun with pickled onions, tomato, lettuce, crispy noodles, with Jalapeño Havarti and Bossam Aioli.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Who cares! All we know is this sandwich will have you doing the chicken dance all night long. Signature crispy fried chicken, bacon, house aioli, pickled jalapenos, and our housemade queso served with fries on a sesame seed bun.
My Big Fried Chickun Feta Burger! Presented by Chef Jessie Hodel
Our vegan take on a Greek-inspired chicken burger. On a kaiser bun we add garlic sauce, our hand-made Chickun patty that’s panko-crusted then pan-fried. Then we layer on tomato slices, cucumbers, red onions, our almond feta, black olives, lettuce and top it all off with a housemade Tatziki sauce.
Twelve (12) of our famous fresh, never frozen Chicken Wings, hand-breaded and then fried to golden perfection. Tossed in a homemade taco seasoning, drizzled with sour cream and topped with green onions. Serve with queso for dipping!
Fried chicken meets an Italian classic! We smashed together two of our favourite things: fried chicken and fettuccine alfredo! We know we sparked your curiosity on this one, so here’s how we did it!
Let’s start with fettuccine pasta in a creamy alfredo sauce, topped with bacon crumbles, grated parmesan cheese and herbs, all stuffed in a savoury panko-fried chicken taco shell with a garlic parmesan swiss stick.
Bring a napkin or two… you’re going to need all hands on deck for this one. Bon appetit!
Your trip begins with silky flat noodles that soak up a delicious spicy peanut panang curry sauce, sautéed bamboo, carrots, zucchini, ten herbs and spices finished with our signature Cambodian fried chicken and our spicy Bangkok sauce. This will be one trip you’ll never forget!
Poblano Escobar Spicy Chicken Burger Presented by Chef Triet Nguyen
Hand-tossed breaded chicken breast with our five-pepper hot sauce blends together poblano, scotch bonnet, jalapeño, Thai & Korean chilis to bring the heat. Creamy garlic aioli spread, sweet beet cabbage & pickles to top it off between a kaiser bun.
El Pollo Epico! – Crispy Taco Chicken Sammicha! Presented by Chef Gerald Baker
The LBW EPIC Crispy Chicken Sammicha that you can order mild, caliente or El Diablo! 👹 We start with a fresh Manitoba chicken thigh breaded super crispy in a blended taco seasoning with crushed Habanero peppers. We top it with our signature Not Yo Cheese sauce and Taco seasoned ground beef, homemade pico de gallo salsa (tomatoes, onions, cilantro, olive oil & lime juice), crispy breaded jalapenos, lettuce and sour cream on a soft Brioche bun! You can add optional 3rd degree hot sauce or our famous A.N.D.E. sauce to kick up the heat! 🔥 Served on a bed of tortilla chips so you can scoop up some of the extra fixins! Epico! 😎
This burger is not JUST an island boy! A crispy battered chicken breast is tossed in our made-in-house Caribbean jerk sauce and set atop a tangy bed of Jamaican coleslaw. Next, we add a melted slice of Bothwell Jalapeño Monterey Jack cheese, a strip of thick cut bacon, and a slice grilled pineapple, with a drizzle of cilantro lime yogurt sauce, all on our branded Gunn’s Bakery Brioche bun. Try not to stare at the sun too long with this one.
$1 from every Island Boy Jerk Chicken Burger goes to End Homelessness Winnipeg
Al Pastor Chicken Sandwich Presented by Chef Nik Dermek
A sweet, spicy and smokey marinated chicken breast, deep-fried nice and crispy. Topped with smoked Gouda cheese, 2 strips of bacon, pineapple pico de gallo and shredded lettuce, all in between a soft potato bun. Served with french fries.
Presented by Chef Ryan Glays Junction 59’s take on the classic Monte Cristo sandwich
Their famous fried chicken, tossed in a sassy Sambal syrup, then wedged in between 2 slices of egg-dipped Winnipeg-famous City Bread with smokey bacon , provolone cheese and a creamy white sauce, served with house-cut fries.
The 15 Star General Presented by Chef Leonard Church
A 7oz. fresh chicken breast marinated in our secret 15 herbs and spices buttermilk, hand-breaded and golden fried, topped with two strips of thick-cut maple bacon and smoked white cheddar, all on a toasted pretzel bun with butter lettuce, tomato, red onion and creamy chipotle mayo, served with our signature skinny fries.
Nashville buttermilk chicken, dipped in buttery roasted garlic hot sauce and dusted with UD house seasoning. Topped with a heaping scoop of honey butter with fresh dill. Served on a soft, toasted brioche bun. You always gotta be on your A game!
P.F. Chang’s Winnipeg 865 St. James Street Winnipeg, MB R3G 3J7
Presented by Jason Chapman Crispy Korean Chicken Sandwich: This quality chicken sandwich has a crispy outside with a juicy tender center. The Gochujang Mayo and Korean Slaw are what give this classic dish our signature style and flavour while the Korean slaw adds the perfect amount of crunch and texture.
First time participating in Fried Chicken Fest. Welcome!
Presented by Chef Scott Malcolmson Rancho Cucamonga: Buttermilk fried chicken, avocado ranch, cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, house pickles, beefsteak tomato, shredded iceberg, all on a toasted potato bun.
Presented by Chef Calvin Truong Hat Yai Thai Fried Chicken Box: Tender, juicy, crunchy, and succulent Hat Yai-Style marinated fried chicken. Hand-breaded, individually wok-fried for an extra flavourful crunch. Box meal (2nd picture) includes half a whole chicken chopped, marinated, and fried with hand-sliced fried shallots, Thai-style sticky rice, sweet spicy chicken sauce, cucumber slices, and papaya salad.
Presented by Chef Rhitzz De Vera Spicy Chicken Sandwich: We have decided to participate in #friedchickenfestwpg this year starting Saturday Jan 16th! Our entry features a thick fried chicken thigh marinated overnight with buttermilk & buffalo, breaded with flaming hot cheetos, topped with our home made sauce of mayo, sriracha, minced pickled cucumber, onion, and jalapeño and finished with our home made brioche bun with a rim of spicy honey and flaming hot cheetos! Now that’s a mouthful
**Kung Pow Chipotle Chicken Box $15.00 Walnut-Breaded Chicken Thigh, tossed in our Kung POW sauce. Hit with Creamy Chipotle to bring the heat up another notch! Served on a bed of Jasmine Rice and Candied-Walnut Salad.
Presented by Chef Brianna Vince A Trip Down South: Fried boneless chicken thigh, TMK collard greens (contains pork), corn bread with peach butter, rice & beans, side of homemade buttermilk ranch and our habanero hot sauce. Pair with a can of Farmery Hard Iced Tea for an additional $5.
Nicolino’s Cucina Italiana 4-2077 Pembina Hwy. Winnipeg, MB R3T 5J9
Presented by Chef Sonny Gerbrandt Pollo Picante: A 6oz tender chicken breast in our light and crispy house seasoned breading on our famous fresh baked sesame seed garlic brioche bun, topped with crispy crumbled prosciutto, provolone cheese, pickled tomato, spinach and chef’s own spicy chile pesto aioli. Served with house-cut fries or tossed salad.
Presented by Chef Steve Toews The Goober: Our buttermilk fried chicken thigh on a Martin’s potato bun, with peanut butter, blueberry and Serrano jam, pickled jalapenos, a fried egg, smoked Gouda, bacon and arugula.
Presented by Chef Betsy Hiebert Kanada Fried Chicken Burger: Full chicken breast battered and deep fried served on a sourdough bun with special sauce, pickles, lettuce and roasted tomato. *gluten-free *dairy-free
Moxie’s Grill Bar Polo Park, presented by Chef Darrell Klassen Mushroom Chicken Mushroom: A classic dish designed for Fried Chicken Fest. The Mushroom Chicken Mushroom is an in-house double hand-breaded breast of chicken. It is golden fried and topped with sautéed mushrooms and aged white cheddar, and served with hand-battered mushrooms. It comes with a bed of mashed potatoes and a side and gravy.
Moxie’s Kenaston, presented by Chef Jeff Laden Crispy Chicken Parm Sandwich: A panko crusted chicken breast with melted Asiago and white cheddar. Served on a toasted sesame brioche bun with a housemade roasted pepper and Italian tomato sauce, topped with fresh tomato and arugula.
The KODE RED BAO: Double fried buttermilk chicken thigh smothered in Korean gochujang sauce. Topped with candied almonds, honey sriracha, red cabbage, scallions, shredded carrots, sliced pickles, sesame seeds and fresh cilantro on a lightly fried bao. Served with crisp potato sticks.
Meal Set Bistro is a first-time participant in Fried Chicken Fest. Welcome!
Presented by Chef John Stupar An Oldie But A Goodie: 6 oz. buttermilk marinated and golden fried Manitoba chicken breast, topped with two strips of Rae’s signature thick cut smoked maple bacon, pickled red cabbage and creamy house made bacon ranch, all on a toasted pretzel bun with butter lettuce, tomato, red onion dill pickle and confit garlic. Served with your choice of side; skinny fries, soup or salad.
Presented by Chef Charlie Villapando Fried Chicken Fried Rice: Deboned and marinated leg meat, dredged and deep fried until crispy golden brown atop a Chinese-inspired chicken and salted fish Filipino-style sinangag (garlic fried rice). Our creation consists of coarse chopped garlic sautéed & fried with rice, eggs, green peas, shredded lettuce, a little bit of diced chicken breast, salted fish and fish sauce. everything is then finished with a fresh garlic emulsified butter sauce & served with a thick cut lemon wedge!
Fionn’s Regent as presented by Chef Ryan Koebel Fionn’s Double Decker Fried Chicken Sandwich: Two layers of buttermilk-soaked and battered chicken thighs tossed in our signature buffalo sauce, pickles, 2 layers of double smoked bacon, provolone cheese, lettuce, and mayo held together (barely) in between a brioche bun.
Fionn’s Grant Park as presented by Chef Ryan Koebel Ma’s Crispy Chicken: Two chicken pieces (one breast, one thigh), breaded, fried, and seasoned to order using our signature “Ma’s” breading. Plated on top of a pile of our buttermilk mashed potatoes, creamed corn, and coleslaw with a made in-pub honey mustard dressing. Topped with chives.
Presented by Chef Mike O’Connell The Tropical Depression: Ginger-glazed fried chicken breast on Oh Doughnuts pineapple dip doughnut with fresh cilantro and pineapple ring *2019 Winner of Fried Chicken Fest
Promenade Cafe and Wine 130 Provencher Blvd Winnipeg, MB R2N4L8
Chef Kevin Chen is presenting two entries this year.
What the Schnitzel Manitoba chicken schnitzel on La Belle Baguette sesame seed potato bun, Smak Dab mustard, horseradish saskatoon Notre Dame creamery butter, Loveday mushrooms and sauce Bearnaise. Served with French fries.
Chicken Confit Taquito: Prepared with Confit Granny’s Chicken, Cajun Inspired Spices & Herbs, and Bothwell smoked gouda.Served with a Blue Cheese Remoulade and a Maple Dijon mustard for dipping.
Butter me up Darlin’: Delicately breaded buttermilk fried chicken breast with house made basil pesto aioli, spinach and buffalo mozzarella on our freshly baked bun served with house cut fries or salad.
Atilla the Hen (Fried Chicken Sandwich). Gluten-free and dairy-free. This is a “buttermilk” fried chicken breast (made with local chicken), Cocoabeans special sauce, lettuce, tomato, and house-made bread and butter pickles (onion and cucumber), all on our amaranth bun. Gluten-free and dairy-free. It can be made egg-free by subbing our Red Mill vegan bun for the amaranth bun. The feature comes with a choice of side: soup of the day, fries, or house salad (or upgrade your side to a vegan caesar salad or sweet potato fries).