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Friday, October 24, 2014

South Carolina Bird Dogs {Football Friday}

South Carolina Bird Dogs  - chicken fingers, bacon, cheese and honey mustard - perfect tailgating food! Easy to assemble in the parking lot! We also love to eat these for a quick lunch or dinner.

I saw this recipe online and was instantly intrigued. I had never heard of a food called "bird dog". After some research, I found out they are a "thing" in South Carolina. Nick Henry's and J C's Sandwich Shoppe are apparently famous for them. SO, what is a bird dog you ask? Chicken fingers, bacon, cheese and honey mustard in a bun - or perfection in my book.

This is a fantastic tailgating recipe. Simply buy some chicken fingers on the way to the tailgate and assemble them in the parking lot. The only special equipment you need is a kitchen blow torch. You can use the blow torch to melt the cheese and heat up the chicken and bun. These are my new favorite way to eat chicken fingers!

One note - I used Martin's Potato Rolls for this recipe. I adore Martin's Potato Rolls. They are the best! If you can find them, I highly suggest using them.

South Carolina Bird Dogs  - chicken fingers, bacon, cheese and honey mustard - perfect tailgating food! Easy to assemble in the parking lot! We also love to eat these for a quick lunch or dinner.



South Carolina Bird Dogs
inspired by She Wears Many Hats
serves 8
(Printable Recipe)

  • 8 breaded chicken fingers, cooked
  • 8 slices cooked bacon
  • 1 cup cheese
  • 1/2 cup honey mustard dressing
  • 8 hot dog buns (Martin's Potato Rolls)

For each Bird Dog: Chop chicken finger and place in hot dog bun. Top with one slice of bacon, crumbled. Top bacon and chicken with 2 Tbsp cheese. Melt the cheese with kitchen blow torch or under the oven broiler. Top with 1 Tbsp honey mustard dressing.


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8 comments:

  1. Wow…I can't wait to make these! The grandchildren will love them…they love anything chicken tender. ha ha!

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  2. Your game day food recipes are killing me!!! I wanna come to your place for the big game - these look delicious!

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  3. These look dangerous and delicious - probably going to end up eating them as we tailgate in the living room ;-) And aren't Martin's the best?! Love everything they make.

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  4. WOW!!!! These look sooo good. Q and E...my type of cooking!!!! Could they be prepared and then frozen for a quick snack???? Maybe reheated in the microwave..... Would be tasty made with fish fingers and tartare sauce too.

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  5. These look amazing. I live in Walterboro, South Carolina and I have never heard of them!! My husband is sitting here beside me and he is looking forward to me making them. Where here in SC did you say sold them (the city)? Thank you so much for sharing!!

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    1. We have bird dogs at some of our local restaurants.Maybe it's just a thing in the upstate of SC.

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  6. These look awesome for a game day! This is the first I've heard of a "Bird Dog"!

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  7. They are sold in Anderson SC. They have been popular here for over 25 years.

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