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Kouign Amann Fried Chicken Sandwich Is Dominique Ansel’s Latest Must Try Innovation

Dominique Ansel is known for fire pastries and a pay-by-the-item brunch concept that features exceptional fried chicken. He’s now putting the two together for his latest creation:  A spicy Kouign Amann fried chicken sandwich.

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Photo courtesy of 189 by Dominique Ansel

Ansel utilizes one of his more popular pastries, the Kouign Amann, as the canvas for pieces of crispy fried chicken coated in a spicy hot sauce. For those who’ve never had a Kouign Amann, it’s a French pastry made with a croissant-like dough folded in on itself to produce its signature muffin-like shape.

Dominique Ansel is one of the more famous purveyors of this pastry, making his newest item a unique contribution to the hot chicken sandwich movement while still retaining the refinement of his French baking expertise.

The Kouign Amann fried chicken sandwich is available at Ansel’s Los Angeles restaurant, 189 by Dominique Ansel. It’s part of a brief Burger Picnic Pop-Up happening from March 12th to March 16th, from 11:30 am – 2 pm daily. The sandwich comes with fries, and costs $15.

Other items on the menu are as follows:

– The 189 Burger Junior (Chuck and shortrib blend, topped with tomato concasse confit, smoky pickled onions, tomme de savoie cheese, and lemon Dijon espelette aioli inside of a homemade potato bun) – $15, with fries

– The Lamb Baager (Ground lamb, za’atar, feta, verjus red onion, lemon confit aioli) – $15, with fries

– Vegging in the Park (A blackened veggie burger made from sweet potato and quinoa, topped with cheddar, curried yogurt, and cucumber pickle) – $15, with fries

– Homemade Popsicles (Horchata, Melon Mint, or Mango Passionfruit) – $4 each

– Roasted Nuts – $4 each

– Fresh-Baked Cookies (Chocolate Chunk, Double Chocolate Pecan, White Chocolate Sea Salt Macadamia) – $4 each

– Fresh Lemonade (Strawberry Basil, Ginger Lemonade, Pineapple) – $4 each

– Varying Craft Beers

There’s no reservation required to attend Ansel’s pop-up burger restaurant, which will be on the second floor of 189.

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Shake Shack Is Dropping A New Hot Chicken Sandwich Soon And We Can’t Wait

Photo courtesy of Shake Shack.

We already know that Shake Shack goes above and beyond when it comes to quality across their entire menu. They were the only place not dedicated to fried chicken to make our top 10 list for fast food fried chicken spots because of the TLC that goes into their perfect version of what most places treat as a throwaway item. Shake Shack’s newest take on fried chicken appears to maintain that same level of respect to the crispy bird game.

The East Coast burger institution is hopping on the spicy chicken bandwagon with their brand new Hot Chick’n sandwich. Shake Shack is turning up the heat on their normal buttermilk fried chicken breast with a dusting of guajillo chili and cayenne pepper blend. Louisiana hot sauce slaw and dill pickles complement this simple but fiery sandwich.

If you’re hoping to get a taste of it, you can find it at any Shake Shack not in an airport or stadium starting August 1st. Hopefully, when we go try it for the first time, the line’s not as long as it is at Howlin’ Rays.