JJ Johnson, Harlem chef and subject of our recent video series New Chefs Rising, has a cookbook out that you’re going to love. Dive into his unique style of fusion fine cuisine, with Latin, Southern and island influences that are a sight to behold and a wonder to savor. These chicken yard dogs are great if you’re feeling a little peckish? Get it? 

Alexander loves hot dogs, so our challenge was to make one that fit into a fine-dining atmosphere. We chose good-quality chicken hot dogs for both flavor and health and then we topped them with our chicken chili We also brush the hot dog buns with butter before lightly toasting them.

Reprinted with permission from Between Harlem and Heaven