A Moveable Feast: Chicken and Waffles
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This is a southern staple, perfect for brunch or dinner! Remember to allow time for the chicken to marinade in the buttermilk to get the moistest chicken.
Recipe type: main course
Serves: 6 servings
  • 4 chicken breasts cut into 3 strips each (or 12 chicken tenderloins)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup butter, divided
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ cup fine cornmeal
  • 1 Tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (may sub. regular)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup hot sauce (I use Cholula's Chile Garlic sauce)
  • 2 cup panko crumbs
  • 6 homemade waffles (see links to recipes in blog post or use your own!)
  • Syrup (See link to Whiskey Syrup recipe in blog post for an extra special syrup)
  • Sliced strawberries, finely chopped basil for garnish
  1. Put chicken in a large bowl and cover with buttermilk.
  2. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to sit 8 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
  3. When ready to make the chicken, preheat oven to 400ºF.
  4. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  5. Place ¼ cup of butter on each pan.
  6. Place in oven and allow the butter to melt (watch carefully to ensure it does not burn).
  7. Once the butter is melted (approximately 2 minutes), remove the pans from the oven.
  8. In a gallon sized plastic bag, mix flour, cornmeal, salt, garlic powder, pepper, smoked paprika and onion powder and combine well.
  9. Add the chicken to the bag and shake until all of the chicken is coated with flour mixture.
  10. Break the eggs into a shallow bowl with the hot sauce. Break the yolks with a fork and mix well.
  11. Dredge flour coated chicken the in egg/hot sauce mixture.
  12. Place panko crumbs in a second shallow bowl.
  13. Dredge each flour and egg coated piece of chicken in the panko crumbs.
  14. Place coated chicken on the parchment paper containing the melted butter.
  15. Bake the chicken at 400 ºF for 12 minutes.
  16. Flip chicken and bake for another 8-10 minutes or until cooked through.
  17. Remove chicken from the pan and arrange 2 pieces of chicken on each waffle.
  18. Garnish with sliced strawberries and chopped basil.
  19. Serve with warmed syrup.
Recipe by With Two Spoons at https://withtwospoons.com/moveable-feast-chicken-waffles/