Fried Chicken and Waffles

Fried Chicken for Breakfast? Yes.

FRYING UP A NEW TAKE ON A BRUNCH CLASSIC. CHICKEN USED TO TYPICALLY BE BAKED OR BROILED UNTIL THE SCOTTISH DECIDED TO FRY IT AND BRING IT TO AMERICA. WE SHOULD ALL BE THANKING THE SCOTTS FOR THAT ONE. 

 

 

INGREDIENTS
– 2 Whole free-range, organic chickens
– Vegetable oil [for frying chicken]
– 6 Cups all-purpose flour
– 5 tbsp salt
– 4 tbsp ground black pepper
– 2 tbsp. garlic powder
– 1 tbsp. onion powder
– 2 tsp. cayenne pepper

PREPARATION
1.) Can use all part of the chicken – cut breast into 4 pieces
2.) Preheat your oil, in either a heavy pan on the stove or a deep-fryer, to 325 degrees F
3.) Combine the flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and cayenne pepper
4.) Pour the buttermilk into another bowl large enough for the chicken to be immersed in the buttermilk
5.) Place your chicken in a bowl. Next to that, your bowl of buttermilk, and next to that, your dry mixture
6.) Take your chicken, lightly dust them with your flour mixture, then dip them in the buttermilk until they are coated, and then place them in the flour mixture
7.) Take the chicken that are in the flour mixture and push the flour mixture into the wet chicken. Make sure that the chicken in very thoroughly coated. Gently place the breasts in your hot oil
8.) If you want to be thorough: After 15 minutes, take a probe thermometer and check the temperature of a breast. If it reads 180 degrees F, all of your chicken is done
9.) Remove the chicken from the oil and let it drain for 5 minutes
10.) Put in oil again, the double frying creates a crispier chicken

Fried chicken recipe courtesy of the Food Network

ASSEMBLY
Toast the waffle [I used a whole wheat waffle to be somewhat healthy], then take the jam and smear it onto the waffle – can add as much or as little as you would like. Then place the pea shoot atop the jam and lastly, what we’ve all been waiting for, add the fried chicken. If you’d like to add an additional kick of flavor, I recommend making the dijon infused syrupSimply add the dijon and syrup in a small bowl and mix your ingredients to taste.

 

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