Chicken and Waffles
About the Dish:
Chicken and waffles is a classic soul food dish that combines the crispy and savory goodness of fried chicken with the sweet and fluffy delight of waffles. It is a popular dish in American cuisine, particularly in the southern United States. The dish typically consists of fried chicken pieces served on top of a freshly made waffle, often topped with butter and maple syrup. The combination of flavors and textures in this dish creates a unique and satisfying culinary experience.
|Chicken pieces (such as wings, drumsticks, or boneless breasts)||4-6 pieces|
|All-purpose flour||2 cups|
|Baking powder||1 tablespoon|
|Black pepper||1 teaspoon|
|Milk||1 1/2 cups|
|Vegetable oil||1/4 cup|
|Maple syrup||for serving|
- Step 1: In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, salt, and black pepper.
- Step 2: In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, and vegetable oil.
- Step 3: Slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients, whisking until just combined. The batter should be slightly lumpy.
- Step 4: Preheat a waffle iron and lightly grease it with cooking spray.
- Step 5: Pour the batter onto the preheated waffle iron and cook according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Repeat until all the batter is used.
- Step 6: While the waffles are cooking, heat vegetable oil in a deep pot or skillet to 350°F (175°C) for frying.
- Step 7: Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Dip each piece into the remaining flour mixture, coating evenly.
- Step 8: Carefully place the chicken pieces into the hot oil and cook until golden brown and crispy, about 8-10 minutes depending on the size of the chicken pieces.
- Step 9: Remove the chicken from the oil and drain on paper towels to remove excess oil.
- Step 10: Serve the fried chicken pieces on top of the waffles with butter and maple syrup. Enjoy!