Chicken and waffles is a combination that has been intriguing me for years. I first heard about it while watching Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood (don’t judge me!) in the episode where he ate with David Beckham at Roscoe’s House of Chicken’n Waffles. Since it’s unlikely that I’ll be making a trip to Cali to eat, I figured I’d try an at home version!
I decided to keep the basics of the last fried chicken recipe I tried, but used Joelen’s tip for only frying for a few minutes, then baking the chicken the rest of the way (also makes it a tad healthier since it’s not cooking forever in oil!). I also did a cheaters version of waffles – no I didn’t use the frozen kind. I used the Bisquick Shake and Pour (and added a hint of vanilla) in my waffle iron. It was DELICIOUS! The chicken was salty and perfectly crispy and seasoned and the waffles were gooey syrupy buttery goodness. Who’da thunk it?? Great combo! I’m not going to give a waffle recipe, since that’s pretty simple to do!
Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken
1 package chicken mixed up (I forget what they call it on the label!)
1 carton buttermilk
Tabasco Garlic Pepper Sauce
Seasoned Flour (we season with Tony’s, Salt, Garlic Powder & Onion Powder)
Oil for frying
Place chicken in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and pour in buttermilk (you may not use all of it, just make sure the chicken is completely covered). Pour in some hot sauce, close the bag and shake it up. You may need to add more hot sauce – your goal is for the milk mixture to be a light pink color. Close the bag again and stick in a large bowl in the fridge overnight.
The next day:
Preheat oven to 350.
Pour chicken into a colander and allow to drain off for a little while. Heat the oil to 360. Dredge the chicken pieces in the flour mixture and fry for three minutes on each side. Remove to a pan with a wire rack fitted over it. Once all pieces are fried, bake for 30-40 minutes or until cooked through. If your chicken is getting too dark, you can put some foil loosely over it.
Serve alongside waffles with butter and syrup on them.