Chicken and Waffles

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Adriana Torres

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@mexicrave

I love dishes that can be eaten at any time of the day like chicken and waffles. The whipped cinnamon vanilla butter gives this dish a special touch. If you have a difficult time deciding whether you want something savory or sweet, then this is the perfect recipe for you. Enjoy!

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These chicken and waffles were a hit in the kitchen! Soaking the chicken in the buttermilk makes the chicken tender. Paprika and garlic seasoning in the batter is the perfect contrast to the sweet syrup. The waffles fluff up perfectly and are crisp on the outside but soft inside. We really loved the cinnamon butter. It's something different and a nice touch. This is hearty enough to have any time of day... breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner! If you've never made chicken and waffles before, this is a great recipe to try. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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Serves:
2
Prep:
3 Hr
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Pan Fry

Ingredients

  • INGREDIENTS FOR WAFFLE BATTER

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter, melted
  • 1 1/4
    egg
  • 3/4 c
    milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • INGREDIENTS FOR CHICKEN

  • 1
    4 chicken tenders or 1 large chicken breast sliced into 4 strips
  • 1 c
    buttermilk
  • 2 Tbsp
    paprika
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1 pinch
    pepper
  • 1/2 c
    oil for frying
  • INGREDIENTS FOR (DRY) BATTER

  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 tsp
    paprika
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • YOU WILL ALSO NEED 1 ZIPLOC BAG OR ANY CLEAN PLASTIC BAG AVAILABLE

  • WHIPPED BUTTER

  • 6 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • SYRUP FOR DRIZZLING WHEN SERVED

How to Make Chicken and Waffles

Step-by-Step

  1. In a clean bowl, add buttermilk, chicken strips, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix, cover, and refrigerate for up to 3 hours or overnight.
  2. Cinnamon Vanilla Butter: Add ingredients to a small bowl.
  3. Whip with fork until well incorporated.
  4. Waffle batter: Mix all dry ingredients.
  5. Add wet ingredients and mix until well incorporated but do not over mix; a few lumps are OK. Set batter aside.
  6. When you are ready to fry the chicken, add the flour, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and pepper into plastic bag. Mix.
  7. With the help of a fork, drop chicken strips into the bag. Close and mix well until chicken is evenly covered with the flour.
  8. Heat frying oil over medium heat.
  9. Carefully place each strip into the hot oil and fry on each side until chicken is cooked and outside is golden brown.
  10. Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from oil and place on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  11. While the chicken is cooling, make the waffles. Warm up waffle maker to the preferred setting. Remember to spray the waffle maker with oil or butter before pouring batter to avoid waffle from sticking.
  12. Cook waffle until golden brown.
  13. To serve, place the waffle on a plate. Add two chicken strips. Top with a dollop of butter and a drizzle of syrup. Enjoy!

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