Thursday, May 19, 2011
Chicken and Waffles
Bryan: (one eyebrow arched) Ooh... Sexy!
Kris: What are you looking at?
Bryan: Nothing sweetie, I'm just poking around on the web..
Kris: What websites?
Bryan: I'm just surfing the web, nothing in particular.
Bryan : OK, Food Network but... I mean... look at this video! she mixes chicken stock and maple syrup! My god, who comes up with this?!?
Kris gave me the arched brow, eyeroll combo that I get sometimes when I act up like that. Sometimes maybe the foodie stuff gets out of hand, then again who gets to measure that? I was looking up chicken and waffles on several websites... really what isn't sexy about that? Let's see you have the savory fried chicken the fluffy waffles the sweet touch of maple syrup and well let's face it there has to be that bit of bacon. Utter comfort food heaven!
There is quite a bit to this so lets get started. First I am the only person in my house that likes my food with all the animal parts attached, you know bones and skin bother some people. Often when I cook chicken or something with the bones in I will quickly filet some between cooking and serving it up. That being said I decided to bread and pan fry chicken strips for this.
For the Chicken I used two large boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into strips about 3/4 of an inch thick
2 cups buttermilk
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp hot sauce
1 tsp that stuff by the stove*
The Flour Mixture
1 1/2 cup all purpose flower
1 TBS salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
When ready to cook preheat to 375 then heat about 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet to 350 pull chicken out 2 or 3 pieces at a time dredge in flour mixture and fry in the oil until golden brown, about 2 -3 minutes on each side. Put the strips on a well oiled baking sheet, when all of the strips are done put them into the oven for 10 -15 minutes.
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 TBS white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 cups milk
2 TBS melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl mix dry ingredients together then add milk, eggs, butter and vanilla, mix well. Spray a pre heated waffle iron with pan spray then cook waffles to golden brown.
Well I won't be insulting cook it the way you like it...
When it is time to serve plate it up and be ready for brunchie comfort food satisfaction. Like I said above the crispy chicken, fluffy waffles and bacon with that touch of maple syrup work so well together... Well just give it a try!
*I know a lot of people that keep that container of seasoning by the stove Paula Deen calls hers "house seasoning" me, I call mine "that can of stuff by the stove" it is 1 part black pepper, 1 part garlic powder, 2 parts table salt. Sometimes I will add a little chili powder or paprika to it but it is just my go to seasoning for whatever is cooking.