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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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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