Before we had kids, my husband and I enjoyed many meals at Yats, a super casual restaurant that services up cajun creole meals over rice. Not only do we really like Joe, the owner of Yats but we like that there are many locations around town that we can visit wherever we happen to be. And the food! Need we say more about the food?
Recipe for Yats Chili Cheese Etouffee with Chicken
If you have not been to Yats before or have only been once, you might be surprised to know that the menu is ever changing. If you fall in love with a dish, it might not be there the next time you wander in, but that’s okay, something super delicious will be there for you. This has pushed us to try many a new dish during our visit. The staff at Yats is pretty patient — they’ll let you sample everything if you want and they’ll tell you what is in each one.
Our favorite menu items are the Drunken Chicken (not recommended for most children-spicy), Chili Cheese Etouffee with Chicken or Crawfish and of course, Red Beans and Sausage (this is Lulu’s absolute favorite!) Entrees are priced at about $7 each and come served over rice with a side of bread. Yum!
Ingredients for Yats Chili Cheese Etouffee
How to Make Yats Chili Cheese Etouffee
Making my own YATS Chili Cheese Étouffée was a lot of work and took a lot of time. I doubled the recipe and next time I’ll triple it to make it worth all of the work. I think grabbing the real thing at one of the nine Indianapolis area locations of YATS is probably well worth the money, especially since you can get a half and half order and try two different dishes.
Yats on Mass Ave, 885 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, (317) 423-0518
Yats on College/Midtown, 5363 N College Avenue, Indianapolis, (317) 253-8817
Yats on 10th, 910 W 10th St, Indianapolis, (317) 602-8676
Yats at Traders Point, 5650 W 86th Street, Indianapolis, (317) 879-9287
Yats 86th & Ditch, 1420 W 86th Street, Indianapolis, (317) 991-5894
Yats in Carmel, 12545 Old Meridian Street, Carmel, (317) 581-1881
Yats in Fishers, 8352 East 96th St, Fishers, (317) 585-1792
Yats in Greenwood, 1280 U.S. 31, Greenwood, (317) 865-9971
Yats in Noblesville, 13901 Town Center Blvd, Noblesville, (317) 776-7050
Yats in Avon, 9259 E US Hwy 36, Avon, (317) 964-0565