100 Favorite Dishes: Baja Chicken at Mattito's
Patrick Michels

100 Favorite Dishes: Baja Chicken at Mattito's

As a countdown to the Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be eaten on the cheap, but all are delicious to the extreme. Don't hesitate to share your own nominations in the comments. More of the dish's tasty details are after the jump.

No. 75: Baja Chicken at Mattito's
Why the Baja Chicken at Mattito's is still only an appetizer on their menu, we have no idea.

You'd think after years of us petitioning the restaurant to throw some Spanish rice and borracho beans on the plate and call it an entrée, they would have listened. They didn't. Sigh. Doesn't matter, we will still visit the Mexican restaurant anyway and enjoy the dish as our main meal. So what exactly is the Baja Chicken? It's bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with Monterey jack cheese and jalapenos placed on a skewer and served with ranch and cayenne dipping sauces. Pretty much it's a bacon-wrapped heart attack on a stick.

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