Happy International Waffle Day! Waffles have been enjoyed around the world for centuries, and today, we celebrate this delicious treat with our own spin on a classic dish – Chicken & Waffles!
This savory and sweet combination is a favorite for many and is often served as a comforting breakfast or brunch option. However, with our recipe, you can enjoy this meal anytime you want, right in the comfort of your own home.
First, we start with the chicken. The key to getting a crispy and golden brown coating is to double coat it in the flour mixture. The buttermilk also helps to tenderize the chicken and adds a tangy flavor that pairs well with the sweetness of the waffles.
Next up are the waffles. We add melted butter to the batter for an extra rich and decadent flavor, and we cook them until they are crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside.
Finally, we top everything off with a homemade sauce that combines the sweetness of maple syrup with the heat of hot sauce and honey for a perfect balance of flavors.
Now, without further ado, let’s get into the recipe!
Chicken & Waffles Recipe
For the chicken:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups buttermilk
Vegetable oil, for frying
For the waffles:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
Nonstick cooking spray
For the sauce:
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup hot sauce
1/4 cup honey
Preheat the oven to 200°F.
Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
Pour the buttermilk into a separate large bowl. Dip each chicken breast into the buttermilk, then coat it in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess. Repeat the process to double coat the chicken.
Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat until it reaches 350°F. Fry the chicken until golden brown and crispy, about 6-8 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken to a wire rack set on a baking sheet and keep warm in the preheated oven.
To make the waffles, in a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, and melted butter. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until just combined.
Heat a waffle iron and spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Cook the waffles according to the manufacturer’s instructions until golden brown and crisp.
To make the sauce, in a small bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, hot sauce, and honey.
Serve the fried chicken on top of the waffles and drizzle with the sauce.
Enjoy your super munchies Chicken & Waffles!
In conclusion, International Waffle Day is a great excuse to indulge in this delicious and comforting dish. With this recipe, you can easily make Chicken & Waffles