Confession #1: Some nights I sleep on the couch with all my clothes on, the television on all night. I realize this behavior may out me as a horrible, wasteful sloth, but I can't help it. I find it comforting.

Confession #2: I have been itching to try McDonald's latest creation, the Southern Style Chicken Sandwich, a deep-fried piece of chicken served on "a fluffy homemade-tasting biscuit." More embarrassing than this, though, is that in the last month I made two attempts to procure the sandwich but was unable to make it to McDonald's before 11:00 a.m., when they stop serving breakfast. I finally had one last week—the chicken was pretty tasty, the biscuit very dry.

I'd been considering writing something about eating chicken for breakfast this week when I received an official sign to do so: Last night I slept on the couch, TV on, and when I awoke, the first thing I saw was Mario Batali grilling chicken thighs on Good Morning America.

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While I cannot in good conscience recommend going to McDonald's for a chicken breakfast, I will enthusiastically direct you to Seattle's KickN Chicken for a plate of "Tuffy's Chicken & Waffles" ($8.50, $5.25 for a half order)—fluffy, slightly salty, heavenly waffles topped with hot, freshly fried chicken wings and drummettes that bear a little crunch of cornmeal and the slight spice of cayenne. As far as I know, KickN Chicken is the only place in Seattle serving chicken and waffles—and as far as I'm concerned, there's no need for anyplace else.

Seattle's KickN Chicken and Waffle House, 7250 Rainier Ave S.

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