Chicken and Waffle Sandwich


There is no superior comfort food than chicken and waffles. It's a combination that on some level doesn't feel like it shouldn't go together but it does, and it's perfect. Something about the classic meal just feels like coming home. Maple syrup is the go to sweetener when eating this family favorite but at our house no meal is complete without pure and raw honey. We usually combine honey and maple syrup to perfectly compliment the buttery lightness of warm waffles fresh out of the waffle iron. This recipe adds a new twist on chicken and waffles by combining them into perhaps the perfect sandwich. Honey isn't the star of this dish but its addition brings out a richness in the flavors that will make this sandwich a staple at your house.

Ingredients:

  • One chicken breast
  • 4 waffles (I'm not going to tell you how to make waffles, find your favorite recipe and follow that)
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced red onions
  • 1 cup dill pickle juice
  • 1 1/2 cup milk, divided
  • 1 cup oil for frying
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Southern Wildflower Honey
  • salt, pepper, and chili powder to taste

Instructions:

  1. Place the chicken breast on a cutting board. With your hand flat on top of it, slice the chicken in half horizontally.
  2. In a baking dish, combine the pickle juice and 1/2 cup milk. Marinate the chicken in this mixture for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  4. In another baking dish or large mixing bowl whisk together the egg and the remaining milk. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, confectioner's sugar, creole seasoning, salt and pepper.
  5. Dredge the chicken in the egg mixture then coat in the flour mixture.
  6. Add the chicken to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 4-5 minutes.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the honey, maple syrup, and a dash of chili powder to taste to add a small amount of spice.
  8. Assemble the sandwich, using two waffles as the buns, a bed of lettuce, the fried chicken, tomatoes and onions. Drizzle with the honey-maple mixture 

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