Popular in the southern United States but with a following all across the country, fried chicken served with waffles is an addictive, comforting classic. In this version, hefeweizen, a golden-hued wheat beer, adds flavor and lift to the waffles and to the fried chicken’s crisp, golden crust. If you can’t find it, try using a golden lager.
Start the meal with Mesclun Greens with a Simple Vinaigrette.
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Love this recipe. Probably make it 3 to 4 times a year. Simple and delicious. This waffle is made to go with savory foods which it complements very well. This is not your usual breakfast waffles.
Made this last night and overall it was really good. Followed recipe and instructions as written. The beer-batter chicken turned out very good and flavorful. The waffles were a disappointment, the batter was too runny thus resulted in soft waffles, not crispy.
Mmmmm Good!!! Fried Chicken & Waffles is not something I am accustom to, but after seeing it on cooking shows, magazines, etc. I finally had to try it for myself. Used the recipe as stated except used lowfat buttermilk, canola oil, & chicken breast. The batter for both the waffles & chicken had a light texture. Chicken didn't look or taste greasy - something I was concerned about. Since it was just hubby & me, I cut recipe for waffle recipe in half which gave me enough waffle batter for 2 waffles. However, since I was using a whole chicken breast & it was big, I did not cut the recipe for the chicken batter in 1/2. I sliced the breast in into smaller pieces and the extras will come in handy for snacks.
A great southern treat. A little bit of work to get the batters together, but once that is done the cooking goes quickly. My chicken tenders took only about a minute and a half on each side in oil that was about 250 degrees.
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