Odd Combinations – Chicken & Waffles
What is the oddest combination you can think of?
Now what is the oddest combination you can think of that actually works?
This is my rendition of chicken & waffles.
Is this how it is “supposed” to be done? Regardless, this is how we ate it at my house and it was very well received.
I’d like to think of it as a parallel to pancakes and bacon.
The waffles were crisp on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside. The crispy chicken was quite a positive addition and the sweet and savory combination was quite a treat for my palate! I’m a fan of the sweet-savory duet.
The chicken by itself was crispy, pleasant and flavorful and the leftovers are going to make an incredible po-boy sandwich tomorrow!
Just place fluffy waffles on a plate, layer with crispy chicken and drizzle with syrup. Buckle up and enjoy the ride!
You might have your own recipe for waffles, but if not you can find the recipe I used here. You definitely want this chicken recipe…this method was inspired by a recent episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Guy visited a place called Jamaicaway. (I want to eat there some day. Badly!)
De-boned and de-skinned chicken, I use thighs or breasts
2 cups of flour
Salt & pepper +
2 tsp. paprika +
2 tsp. garlic powder +
2 tsp. onion powder +
1/2 cup bread crumbs, I used a mixture of panko and unsweetened coconut flakes!
Cut your chicken into strips, anywhere from 1-2″ wide depending on how wide you want the chicken on your waffles. Sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and onion powder on the chicken and mix. This is in addition to the measurements listed above. Let chicken sit while you mix your batter and your dry mix.
In two medium sized bowls, add 1 cup of flour to each bowl. Then add remaining ingredients dividing measurements in half. One teaspoon paprika in each bowl, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder in each bowl and 1/4 cup bread crumbs in each as well. Don’t forget to add salt and pepper.
In one bowl of dry ingredients, add just enough water to make a thick batter. I added just over 1 cup. Mix thoroughly and place next to your dry mix.
Heat oil in a pan, dip your chicken strips in wet batter and then the dry before placing in hot oil. Repeat until all your chicken strips are nice and crispy!
As you may know, I had a couple presents to give away last week…
The winner of one variety box of K Cups or one bag of Tully’s Coffee is: Dennis Littely of A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis!
Don’t thank me, thank my little blonde sidekick for drawing the winning names!
Winners, please email me with your info.
Thank you so much for all of your support last week during the Hunger Strike! We really appreciate your help to raise awareness as well so we really can make a difference one family at a time.
Just in case you missed it, here are links to previous posts:
- Hunger Strike Day 1 – Turkey Burger Sliders & Giveaway
- Hunger Strike Day 2 – Dear Diary
- Hunger Strike Day 3 – Garbanzo Bean Meatless Meatballs by Suzi from Cooking is Good
- Hunger Strike Day 4 – Raising Awareness [Video]
- Hunger Strike Day 5 – Vegan Brownies by Lora of Cake Duchess