Anyone familiar with Sizzler restaurants? It’s was one of our favorite restaurants when we were dating and the early years of our marriage. We haven’t lived near one in quite a while, but we had a chance to eat at one during our move to Las Vegas — we stopped at their location in Flagstaff, AZ.
Eating there that day brought back lots of memories. I remember when David and I were dating (over 20 years ago) and we were having lunch at Sizzler. We were talking away, and somehow I managed to dump my entire glass of soda directly into my lap. The whole thing. And I was wearing a white mini skirt. I was so embarrassed. Later, David took me shopping to buy a new skirt; he’s always been a sweetheart like that.
Almost every time I ate there, I would order Malibu Chicken. It’s sort of like Chicken Cordon Bleu, but easier. And it’s always served with a small cup of a mayonnaise/mustard sauce. When we stopped living close to a Sizzler, I just had to come up with my own version and this is it.
Sizzler does their version with a round chicken patty of some kind, but I do mine with chicken breast. The process is very simple. The first part of the recipe is simply dredge chicken breasts in flour, then dip them in an egg/milk mixture, and then coat them with panko breadcrumbs.
They are baked in an oven, and after they are finished cooking, you pull them out of the oven, top with thinly sliced ham and Swiss cheese. You place it back in the oven until the cheese is all melted. (I used a reduced fat Swiss cheese, so unfortunately my top photo doesn’t look at creamy and melty as I would have liked) It’s one of my favorite dinners and fairly healthy too.Print
Do you have memories of a restaurant you’ve loved, but don’t get to eat there anymore? Maybe something that’s no longer in business or maybe you’ve moved to an area that does have that restaurant? I’d love to hear your story.