Spicy Chicken x Chicken Waffle Sliders with Sriracha syrup

Ever tried to make waffles at home yourself? It is super easy and addictive. You know what’s even more fun? The more you practice, the better you become. The first time I made waffles, they tasted good and like something you might get out of a restaurant. However, they were too flat for me and a little too eggy even though some people make it that way. So I decided to try again until I go the perfect balance and voila, I did.

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Brown sugar waffles taste just as good. I did not have cane sugar at home, so decided to give brown sugar a try and it worked out perfect. I stuck to brown sugar for a while after this. However, feel free to substitute for sugar of your choice, I am pretty sure anything works as long as it is properly measured.

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These waffles also use buttermilk. I find that buttermilk is what gives the fluffy bouncy texture we all look for in waffles. The crunchiness on the outside comes from corn starch. These two work well together to give that fluffy, crunchy texture.

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Pro Tip: I have found that hand mixing allows you take full control, so that you do not over mix the batter. It is okay to have a few lumps here and there.

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We all know that waffles and fried chicken are always a thing. It is almost impossible these days to have a meal of waffles without the fried chicken. For the fried chicken batter, I used a mixture of egg, buttermilk, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder and all purpose seasoning blend.

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The chicken breast marinated in this combination for about two hours. You can also leave it longer if you have some spare time. The longer it waits, the better it tastes, so it is never a lose situation.

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It is tasty, well seasoned and crunchy. These fried chicken pieces are everything you should look for in fried chicken. They can also be eaten on their own or with burger buns if “waffles are not your thing” – said no one ever.

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As I blog this recipe, I am sitting here thinking I should really go make waffles for breakfast. Craving these bunch like I wasn’t the one who made them *lol*

So for this recipe, you will need:

Waffle Iron

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 cup flour

1 egg

1tbsp corn starch

1/4 brown sugar – or sugar of choice

1 tbsp baking powder

tsp vanilla

For the Fried chicken

5 medium sized chicken breasts

1/2 cup of buttermilk

1 egg

1 tsp cajun seasoning

1 tsp ginger powder

1tsp paprika (divided in two)

1 tsp cayenne (divided in two)

1 tsp seasoning blend (divided in two)

1/2 cup flour

Method

Combine buttermilk, egg, cajun seasoning, ginger powder and one half of the cayenne, paprika and seasoning blend in a bowl.

Mix until well incorporated.

Add chicken breasts and let marinade for two hours or more.

While chicken is marinading, In a clean bowl – combine all dry ingredients for waffles.

Then combine buttermilk, egg and vanilla. Mix thoroughly

Pour in wet ingredients into dry ingredients and mix until all ingredients are well combined.

Cover waffle mix with cling film and place in fridge until ready to cook.

After about two hours, heat some oil in a wok

When oil is hot, put in chicken breasts and fry till golden brown. Alternatively, you can fry with a deep fryer.

When the chicken is cooked, cut one into pieces because this is what you will add into your waffle batter.

Heat waffle iron, coating it with butter. When waffle iron is hot, add in a spoon full of batter and some fried chicken pieces.

Cover iron until waffle is ready.

Repeat this process until your batter is finished.

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You can serve chicken directly on top of waffles or as sliders like I did. I had this with a mix of syrup and sriracha sauce. The sauce adds an extra kick, bringing this dish together.

Thank you for reading and do let me know when you try this out.

Goodluck :*

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