Chicken and Waffles with Warm Walnut Syrup

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Who said you can’t have breakfast at dinner time? Chicken and waffles combines the two foods I love into one delicious meal topped off with a nice sweet treat. On a few desperate nights I have fixed breakfast for dinner but with bacon or sausage. Chicken never crossed my mind as a partner for waffles. The first time I heard of chicken and waffles I thought it was the weirdest combination ever. Now??? I think what took me so long to try this out!

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One of my secrets to making thick tasty waffles is to add a little sour cream to the batter and don’t over mix. A few lumps here and there are no big deal. Besides the lumps will disappear when they hit the griddle.

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Warm. Walnut. Syrup. What more can I say? Sweet, gooey syrup warmed up and mixed with nuts gives the waffles a savory taste.

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Fried chicken. What else can I say? I have not meant anyone who does not like fried chicken. Granted, I sometimes get tired of eating chicken but serve it with waffles and Bam! I love it all over again.  I know the ingredients look like a lot of work but trust me they are not.  However, to make it a little easier on yourself use frozen waffles or use waffle mix.  Otherwise, go with the flow and you will have a nice new dinner idea.

Chicken and Waffles with Warm Walnut Syrup

4 thin chicken breasts (pound with a rolling pin to flatten out)
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 cup flour
2 cups vegetable oil
½ cup buttermilk
½ tbsp cayenne pepper or hot sauce
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp poultry seasoning
2 tbsp butter
½ cup walnuts
½ cup syrup

Waffles Ingredients:
1 ½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 ½ cups buttermilk
2 eggs beaten
½ tsp salt
6 tbsp melted butter
waffle iron
cooking spray

Preheat oven to warm for chicken.

In a medium bowl mix flour and seasonings and set aside. In another bowl mix cayenne pepper, buttermilk and egg in a bowl.

Sprinkle chicken with a little salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in flour then egg mixture then again in flour. Lay chicken out on a piece of wax paper.

Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium high heat. Place chicken in hot oil and brown for 3 – 5 minutes on each side. Make sure chicken is cooked all the way through. Place chicken in the oven to keep warm while fixing waffles and walnut syrup.

Place dry ingredients in a bowl and add buttermilk. Stir then add eggs and melted butter. Mix well. Makes 4 large waffles.

Melt 3 tbsp butter in a non-stick pan. Add walnuts and let warm up. Place walnuts in a small bowl and add syrup. Stir then drizzle over waffles.

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