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Extra Crispy Chicken and Waffles. This southern comfort food gets and extra crispy twist with the addition of panko crumbs to the perfectly seasoned crust.

Super Crispy Chicken and Waffles

Super Crispy Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and waffles is a southern favourite that may seem a little odd to some at first. Trust me, though, this is one delicious dinner idea that we have also served as a terrific brunch.

If you’ve ever tried honey or maple syrup drizzled on good fried chicken, the connection starts to become more clear.

You can use boneless chicken pieces in this recipe and that’s perfectly fine. However,  I like to pull small pieces of chicken off the bone, sandwich it in a piece of waffle, then dip it in maple syrup or honey.

Deboned chicken breasts for Chicken Parmesan Lasagna.

Deboned chicken breasts for Oven Fried Chicken Nuggets.

NOTE: I like to debone my own chicken breasts so that I can roast the bones and skins for stock later. I freeze them until I have enough to cover a baking sheet then use the instructions in my post on making Chicken Stock here. 

The fried chicken in this recipe can be also baked. Just place it ion a lightly oiled cookie sheet and drizzling a little oil over the pieces before baking.

Bake for about 50- 60 minutes until the pieces are cooked through. Turn the chicken pieces once, half way through the cooking time.

Super Crispy Chicken and Waffles

Super Crispy Chicken and Waffles

Panko = chicken and waffles with more crunch.

I’ve added extra crunch to this fried chicken recipe by adding panko crumbs to the crust along with a delicious mix of herbs and spices. This dish is traditionally served with syrup and here I’ve served it with some good maple syrup.

I confess, though that I have sampled it with a good chicken gravy and absolutely loved it that way too.

I freeze any leftover flour and panko mixture in an airtight container to use for next time.

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Super Crispy Chicken and Waffles

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Super Crispy Chicken and Waffles
Yield: 6 servings

Extra Crispy Chicken and Waffles

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Extra Crispy Chicken and Waffles - this southern comfort food gets and extra crispy twist with the addition of panko crumbs to the perfectly seasoned crust.

Ingredients

  • 1 whole chicken into parts or use 3 lbs chicken parts of your choice
  • egg wash, (2 eggs beaten together with 2 tbsp water)

For the fried chicken coating

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp powered thyme
  • 1 tbsp powdered sage
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper or chipotle powder

For the waffles

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract, (optional)
  • 6 tbsp vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. Preheat a deep fryer filled with canola oil to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients in the coasting mix and blend together well.
  3. Cut one whole chicken into parts or use 3 lbs chicken parts of your choice. Dip the chicken pieces in egg wash of 2 eggs beaten together with 2 tbsp water, then dredge thoroughly in the flour, panko and spice mixture to coat the pieces evenly.
  4. Drop chicken pieces into hot oil, starting with the largest pieces first. Try and maintain the oil at 350 degrees F throughout the cooking time. Do not crowd your fryer. 4-5 large pieces or 5-6 small pieces at a time is enough. Large pieces can take 12-15 minutes to cook, smaller pieces 10-12 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the pieces have reached an internal temperature of at leaf 165 degrees F. Remove cooked chicken to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.
  5. You can also fry until golden and then finish the cooking time in the oven if you prefer; some people find it easier to judge when the pieces are fully cooked that way and it is also a useful method if the pieces brown too quickly in the fryer.
  6. Serve on homemade waffles with maple syrup or honey.

To prepare the waffles

  1. Makes about 10-12 waffles
  2. Preheat waffle iron.
  3. Sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  4. Whisk together the eggs, milk, vanilla and oil.
  5. Mix in the sifted dry ingredients until smooth. Pour about ⅓ cup waffle batter for each waffle onto your waffle iron. Depending on the size of your iron, this amount will vary. Cook until golden brown.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

4 servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 753Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 18gCholesterol 197mgSodium 2191mgCarbohydrates 70gFiber 4gSugar 6gProtein 61g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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I am ALL over this! Looks like quite the meal! That chicken is so crispy and the waffle looks very light and fluffy. All in all, a wonderful treat!

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