Today I want to share the last recipe that my family makes often, chicken and waffles! To be honest, I have never had traditional chicken and waffles. One day I would like to try these in the south. But I really love our version, which is really more like a sandwich. I hope you will enjoy them too!
You may be wondering why there's no waffles in my picture of chicken and waffles, this is something I will explain later.
Chicken and Waffles
The waffles we make are always from scratch and they are so delicious. You can use box mix if you prefer but the recipe we use isn't difficult and is so flavorful. It uses sour milk or buttermilk if you have it. To make sour milk add 1 TBS white vinegar or lemon juice per cup of milk you need. In this recipe you need 2 cups of milk, so I add 2 TBS of vinegar and then fill the remaining volume with milk.This works best because then you won't have too much liquid. Allow the milk to sit for at least 5 minutes. I usually prepare the sour milk very first thing and then get everything out that I need and mix together the dry ingredients. Another tip for the waffles is that you'll want the batter to be slightly lumpy, don't let your batter get too smooth, your waffles will be sad.. If you can put it in the fridge before you make the waffles for at least 20 minutes, it really improves the texture and taste of the waffles.
For making the chicken I have these tall food containers with lids that make breading the chicken so easy. In one container I have beaten egg. In another I have a mixture of flour and spices (taste a pinch of the flour mixture to make sure you like the flavor, I've done my best to approximate the amounts of spices but you can adjust according to taste). I put a few pieces of chicken in the egg container first and use a fork to make sure everything is covered with egg. Then I move the pieces to the flour container, out the lid on and shake. I've never had an issue with my chicken not being completely covered this way. It always turns out great, so I highly recommend these containers. They're also great for holding leftovers in the fridge, because they are taller, they utilize the fridge space better than low flat containers. I also recommend a pair of silicone tipped tongs. They make handling the hot chicken so much easier than a fork like I used to use. The chicken comes out so delicious and crispy. The last tool I am loving is my meat thermometer. I used to have an analog one but it broke, so I bought this new digital one and it has made checking the temperature so much easier. This way I don't have to break open my chicken to make sure it's cooked and I don't over cook my chicken. I love it!
I did run into some trouble when I was making this the other night. After I made my waffle batter, I plugged in my waffle iron and it didn't work! It never heated up. RIP my waffle maker, you served me well for the last 6 years. Therefore, you will notice a distinct lack of waffles in my pictures. I used my batter to make them into pancakes. It's what circumstances permitted. Waffles are better, but these worked ok.