The first time I had Chicken and Waffles was at the Taste of Belgium a few months ago. In fact, I’ve never been to any of the world-renowned chicken and waffle restaurants such as Roscoe’s or Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles. My lack of experience in indulging in this unique combination of food did not disallow me from taking a stab at it. It was so good.
I made a Chicken and Waffle sandwich, which could easily be chicken and waffles, that is just so amazing and so rich, you would think that I have eaten chicken and waffles all of my life. I made a sweet hot sauce for my chicken and placed them in between two slightly sweet and huge pieces of Belgian waffles and poured warmed syrup over top. It was super amazing! So there is a sweet, spicy, and savory components all mixed into one. Now I know that there are many of you who get turned off by the concept of chicken and waffles and I was the same way. But let me tell you…”don’t knock it, until you try it”. You can make these for a brunch or a breakfast with a bunch of people and they will love it.
- Krusteaz Belgian Waffle Mix (or you can make your own from scratch): if you use the mix add a tsp of vanilla extract and 1 tsp of maple extract
- 2- 4 oz. chicken breast
- Flour for dusting
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Vegetable oil for frying the chicken
- ⅓ c. hot sauce
- ⅛ c. brown sugar, packed
- ¼ c. honey
- ¼ tsp. Red pepper
- In a medium sauté pan, pour in the vegetable oil filling the pan half way. Season the chicken with the salt and pepper as well as the flour. Take the pieces of chicken, dust them in flour, and then place the chicken in the oil. Cook for 7 minutes on each side or until done. When the chicken. Plug in your waffle machine and allow to heat.
- Prepare your waffle mix as directed. Be sure to add the extracts to the mix either way. Pour the mix in the waffle maker and allow cooking until finished. Once the waffle is finished, layer the waffle like a sandwich. If your waffle maker makes the waffle in fourths, use only 2 fourths of the waffle. You do not have to eat this as a sandwich; however you choose, pour syrup over top and enjoy! is finished, dip the chicken in the sauce several times.