ETA: More chicken and waffle ideas here.
This was tonight’s supper … chicken and waffles.
The classic chicken and waffles are made with fried chicken. But you know me and frying. It’s not going to happen unless the planets are properly aligned.
Still, I was intrigued.
So, I defrosted a giant chicken breast, skinned and took it off the bone and cut it into 7 pieces including the tenderloin (far right).
I coated them in Italian herb seasoned bread crumbs.
And then, I baked them in a 425 deg Fahrenheit oven for 30 minutes.
I paired a few of the smaller chicken tenders with a couple of the waffles I made a couple of weeks ago and froze away for another day. Two of the larger ones would have been plenty.
Real Canadian maple syrup and some bbq sauce … supper in less than an hour on a week day. It would have been faster if I’d had the tenders already cooked.
And it’s economical too. I can top 3 servings of waffles with the tenders from this very large chicken breast. (I have another 4 or 5 tucked away in the freezer for more meals.)
14 thoughts on “Chicken and Waffles Re-Imagined”
I would never have thought about maple syrup with a chicken waffley thing but after thinking about it – I definitely want one. 🙂
It was remarkably tasty. I got my inspiration from this post.
It’s amazing how many ways you can serve chicken and waffles.
I’ve had chicken and waffles in the south when visiting my family there but just neve “got” it. I love fried chicken and I love waffles but together? Now this sounds like it would be much better!
I was surprised how good it tasted.
I don’t have a waffle iron so I’ve never made waffles. And I’ve never had waffles with chicken. Your crumbed chicken looks really good and now I need to try it with waffles! xx
Frozen Eggos are a solution if you don’t have a waffle iron. The dish would probably be pretty good with french toast too in place of the waffles.
This sounds wonderful! I love that you lightened up the classic chicken and waffles with baked chicken. Brilliant!
I have never had waffles in a savoury dish. Very original idea and I bet delicious too!
Neither had I but they WERE good.
waffles and fried chicken, that’s new to me. But I can see why you are for that, I am intrigued too. btw I am not that good in frying either. 😉
I CAN fry, I just don’t like to unless I absolutely have to. Some things you just HAVE to fry like samosas and cannoli. And then there are corn dogs that I’ve made it the past. They were SO good, I must make them again this year.
There are a few famous/popular chicken & waffles place here that I have been meaning to try….but haven’t had a chance. I am just curious how it’s like to eat fried chicken and waffles at the same time. 😀 I should totally make them at home. How come I didn’t think of homemade version… duh. 😀 We can make it healthier without deep frying too. Looks delicious!!!
Crunchy salty fried chicken and sweet, fluffy waffles with the syrup … contrast and compliment each other nicely.