We all have our secret guilty pleasures – something we like even though we know we “shouldn’t.” When it comes to food, that usually means something that’s unhealthy or too déclassé for words. Often both. Dishes like:
- Tuna noodle casserole (bonus points for corn-flake topping)
- Cold leftover pizza for breakfast
- Lipton California dip (the one made with dried onion soup mix and sour cream)
- Mrs. Paul’s fish fillets (or fish sticks!) with cocktail sauce
- Frito pie
- Velveeta & Rotel queso dip
- Jell-O mold
- Kraft's blue box macaroni and cheese
Yeah, some of those on are my list, and probably yours, too.
But my all-time favorite guilty pleasure is a recipe for leftover chicken curried in cheddar cheese sauce that I first tried over 40 years ago.
It’s not authentic. It’s not healthy. It requires a processed food product. And it’s probably not something you want to tell your friends about.
But sample it once, and as its creator suggests, “you may find yourself having chicken often just so you can have leftover chicken often. I can’t say that I’d blame you.”