Dish of the Day: Antlers' smothered chicken

by Elizabeth Rose

Fill up on a famous Antlers plate lunch: smothered chicken.

Every Thursday, Antlers, the oldest bar in Lafayette, serves up its legendary smothered chicken over rice with corn maque choux, sweet peas and French bread. The recipe has been passed down for three generations and served the same way for 25 years with Antlers' special Cajun seasoning. Antlers is located downtown at 555 Jefferson St. and is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (it's closed, however, through July 6 for vacation).

Every week day during EatLafayette, the popular initiative to get more diners into locally owned restaurants, The Independent will spotlight a Dish of the Day; on Wednesdays, our Dish of the Day also becomes the Dish of the Week and is published in the print edition. The campaign runs June 18 to Aug. 15.

To be eligible for the Dish of the Day feature, digital images from participating EatLafayette restaurants or their patrons must be emailed to Katie Macdonald at  [email protected] or Elizabeth Rose at  [email protected] . (From time to time, The Independent will also photograph some of the dishes.) When emailing please include information like any special cooking techniques used, the name of the chef or cook who prepared the dish, and whether the dish is part of an EatLafayette special. To be eligible for the Dish of the Week competition, cooks or chefs must also include the recipe and instructions on how to prepare the meal. Read more about The Independent's ongoing EatLafayette coverage here.