Belgian Waffle Recipes

Belgian waffles and herby fried chicken with chipotle maple syrup

February 14, 2015
Belgian waffles and herby fried chicken with chipotle maple syrup
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 
For this special waffle topping, we borrowed from the Pennsylvania Dutch way of serving waffles with stewed chicken. Everyone will love the sweet, spicy and crispy combination of the herbed fried chicken and Chipotle flavored maple syrup with the waffles.
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Waffles
Ingredients
For the fried chicken marinade:
  • 4 Chicken Breasts halved, boneless
  • 4 cloves Garlic smashed
  • 1 cup Buttermilk low-fat
  • 1 tablespoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Paprika
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme dried
For the batter:
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper ground
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 Eggs large
For the waffles:
  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 4 Eggs separated, large
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 stick Butter melted, unsalted
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 cups Buttermilk low-fat
For the spicy maple syrup:
  • 1 cup Maple Syrup
  • 2 chipotle peppers
  • 4 tablespoons Butter melted, salted
  • Canola oil to fry chicken
Instructions
  1. Marinate chicken in the marinade ingredients and refrigerate in a plastic bag for an hour at least or overnight at best.
  2. When the chicken is ready to fry, drain, dip first in the beaten eggs and then in the seasoned flour.
  3. Shallow fry with canola oil covering a third of a shallow pan (you can also use peanut oil, or any oil with a high smoking point).
  4. When the chicken is well-browned (in about 7 minutes to 10 minutes) cook in the oven for an additional 15 minutes to 20 minutes and get your waffles ready.
  5. For the waffles, mix the wet ingredients in a bowl.
  6. In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients and stir into the wet mixture until it is just combined (but not overmixed).
  7. Heat the waffle iron and pour the batter until it just covers the grid.
  8. Cook until golden brown.
  9. Blend the maple syrup with butter and Chipotle peppers in a blender.
  10. Serve the fried chicken with the hot waffles and spicy maple syrup on the side.