Recipe: Simple Chicken and Waffles

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Shrimp and Grits are by far my favorite southern guilty pleasure, but when I can’t find that on the menu my other choice is Chicken and Waffles. I was thinking as I was leaving the house this morning, “I’m so tired of going out and spending money. What do I have in my fridge right now that I can make for dinner?” Yes, you read that correctly. I was thinking about my dinner plans at 7:30AM. My life revolves around my meals, but that’s another story, for another post.

I knew I had boneless chicken tenderloins, frozen pizza, ground beef, and eggo waffles. A light bulb went off, and that night I made a simple and very yummy Chicken and Waffles dish.

Here’s what you need to have:

    • 3 eggs – I used organic cage free brown eggs
    • 2 cups of all purpose flour – I used the Great Value brand
    • 4 thawed  tenderloins – I used Tyson All Natural Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips
    • 1 tbsp of  seasoning – I used Goya Light Adobo
    • 4 – 6 cups of vegetable oil – I used Great Value brand
    • 4 waffles – I used Thick & Fluffy Eggos
    • 1 stick of butter – I used Country Crock (salted)
    • 4 tbsps. of syrup – I used Aunt Jemima

Here is how you make it:

  1. Take your 4 thawed boneless chicken strips, place them in a container large enough to begin seasoning.
  2. Place your tbsp of seasoning over the chicken and begin massaging all over each strip.
  3. After seasoning your chicken, put it to the side and grab another small bowl.
  4. Crack 3 eggs into the small bowl, and whip them until all  3 eggs are mixed together.
  5. After whipping your eggs, put it to the side and grab another small bowl.
  6. Pour 3 cups of all purpose flour into the small bowl, and run a fork through it to remove any clumps.
  7. After pouring your flour, put it to the side and grab a frying pan and place it on the stove.
  8. Pour 4 -6 cups of vegetable oil into the frying pan. You will need about 3 inches of oil to fry properly.
  9. Turn the heat to “high”.
  10. Your oil will probably take about 5 minutes to reach frying temperature. You will need to use caution and your better judgment when frying food.
  11. You should have a mini assembly line of 3 bowls (chicken, eggs, and flour) Take your seasoned chicken strip, coat the chicken with your whipped eggs, then coat the chicken in flour.
  12. Use tongs to place the strips one by one in the frying oil right after they are coated. Repeat for all 4 strips.
  13. Fry each strip for about 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.
  14. Grab a bowl, layer the inside with paper towels, then use tongs to place the fried chicken in the bowl to get rid of the excess oil and to cool off.
  15. Turn off the stove top.
  16. Turn the oven on to 350 degrees.
  17. Grab your 4 waffles and stick of butter.
  18. Spread the waffles out onto a plate.
  19. Cut the stick of butter in half.
  20. Begin to add butter to the top of each waffle
  21. Place waffles on the racks of the oven.
    Use caution when placing food in the oven.
  22. Leave the waffles in the oven for about 5 minutes, or until they are crispy on the edges. You can also flip them if needed.
  23. Remove the waffles from the oven, and return them to the plate.
  24. Place your fried chicken on top of your waffles.
    I used 1 chicken strip per waffle.
  25. Drizzle 1 tbsp of syrup per waffle over your chicken and waffles.

Voila!

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