Do you ever get in a rut when it comes to dinner ideas? Every once in awhile we make breakfast for dinner. Breakfast is one of these easiest meals to prepare, don’t you think? Living in the South has introduced us to many different dishes.
At one of our favorite restaurants in Richmond, they serve Chicken and Waffles for brunch. I am not a big fan of this for breakfast, but when I was in need of a delicious and hearty dinner idea, Chicken and Waffles came to mind.
Full disclosure, I have never made Fried Chicken before… Thanks to Krusteaz for helping provide samples and grocery money to create this awesome breakfast for dinner recipe.
Did you know that February is National Hot Breakfast Month? Can’t wait for you to check out this amazing breakfast for dinner recipe that is well worth the effort. I googled a few ways to make fried chicken and of course they all say to soak your chicken in buttermilk overnight.
The messiest part was getting the coating on the chicken thighs. We used boneless thighs although the restaurant we get this its, bone-in chicken.
How to make Chicken and Waffles
This was our first attempt at the fried chicken and the rookie mistake was we didn’t wait for the oil to get hot enough or what we thought was hot enough. The first batch did not brown well.
Had no problem getting the next couple of batches the perfect golden brown… maybe even too golden. This recipe calls for putting the chicken in the oven to complete cooking.
DO I HAVE TO MAKE HOMEMADE WAFFLES?
No, you can use frozen waffles for a super quick meal or make semi-homemade waffles using a box mix,
Once the chicken is made, and I made it earlier in the afternoon and kept it in a warming drawer. When it was time to serve up dinner, I pulled out the Krusteaz mixes. These mixes make it so easy to have pancakes or waffles any day of the week. Simply follow the directions on the package.
In minutes you have batter and the waffle maker does the rest.
Now it’s assembly time. It’s as simple as a waffle or two and a piece or two of chicken.
It’s not done yet. What goes with waffles? Syrup, of course, warm real maple syrup with a tab of butter. You will be surprised how much the syrup compliments the fried chicken.
It is time to take a bite of this sweet and savory dish. Trust me it is a combination you would never expect.
Chicken and Waffles Recipe
To serve: Place 2 chicken thighs on top of a waffle. Pour the warm sauce over everything and serve immediately. All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.
Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 436Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 45mgSodium 903mgCarbohydrates 71gFiber 2gSugar 23gProtein 12g
To serve: Place 2 chicken thighs on top of a waffle. Pour the warm sauce over everything and serve immediately.
All information and tools presented and written within this site are intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information on stayingclosetohome.com should only be used as a general guideline.