Chicken and Waffles
You guys, I made chicken and waffles!! And it is crazy good and just what every brunch you are hosting needs. Like, seriously!!! I was amazed at how good it turned out. But that was because it was the first time I made fried chicken at home. Can you believe that? I’ve never made fried chicken in my life.
When Kitchenaid asked for a chicken and waffles recipe for my brunch series on their blog, I knew it was time to heat up my frying pans. I remembered I had a clipping from an old Southern Living magazine for classic fried chicken recipe and I adapted that here. The fried chicken is the star in this recipe. The soft buttermilk waffles are good too but it’s the chicken that will leave you licking your fingers.
Soaked or brined in buttermilk and maple syrup, the chicken is tossed in a spiced flour mixture with cornmeal and chili pepper. Fried to perfection, its moist on the inside and crispy good on the outside. I am in LOVE.
Of course it does help that this finger-licking good chicken is drizzled with maple syrup. Seriously, you have to try this recipe soon. It’s perfect for breakfast, brunch or breakfast for dinner!
- For Fried Chicken:
- 20 chicken winglets
- 1 ½ cups buttermilk
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 2-3 teaspoons chili or cayenne powder
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup white or yellow corn meal
- 1 teaspoon chili or cayenne powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- vegetable oil
- For Waffles:
- Use your favorite boxed mix or recipe.
- Get the full directions on Kitchenaid.com
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