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The Best Ever Chicken and Waffles
Ever had breakfast for dinner? Life gets busy, you're tired when you get home from work, and you're out of ideas for dinner. This is one of those meals that I put together when I was feeling the same way.
Waffles sounded great, but my husband doesn't consider anything a meal unless it includes meat. lol My Oven Baked Fried Chicken recipe is super easy and goes perfect with this meal! It was easy, it was quick and it was different. My husband loves it and keeps asking for it again and again.
I originally got the recipe for the oven fried chicken from my mother-in-law, and searched for a healthier version of waffles, besides Bisquick, in order to be healthier, as we are trying to start a family.
Now I get to share this fun meal with you!
Oven Fried Chicken:
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- 2 fresh or frozen chicken breasts, (may easily substitute other parts of the chicken)
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs, (1 slice of bread)
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 2 cups flour
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/3 cup milk
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
Chicken and Waffles: ketchup, bbq sauce, syrup, or honey?
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil and spray generously with cooking spray.
- If not already thawed, defrost your 2 chicken breasts. You can do this overnight in the refrigerator, by submerging them in room temperature or warm water, or even in the microwave.
- Process one slice of bread in the food processor down to fine bread crumbs. Pour into a large pie pan.
- Add 1 tablespoon of garlic powder to the pie pan with the bread crumbs. Also add your garlic salt, pepper, oregano, and basil.
- Finally add your Parmesan cheese and mix everything up well.
- There are also many ways to coat your chicken breasts. Running each breast under water before coating is one way. You could also use egg, milk, or even flavored sauce or salad dressing for an interesting kick before coating them in bread crumbs.
- For this recipe, I will suggest running your thawed chicken breasts under water and then laying them down (one at a time) into the bread crumbs in the pie plate. Coat one side well, and then the other. You might need a spoon to help scoop bread crumbs into hard places.
- As each breast is coated, lay it out on your pre-prepared cookie sheet. Bake in your preheated oven for 1 hour at 375 degrees F.
- In the meantime, you'll need to heat up your waffle maker and mix up your waffles! You may want to wait until about 20-30 minutes before your chicken is done so that everything comes out at the same time.
- In a large bowl, pour your 2 cups of flour and add in your 4 tablespoons of butter. Mash with a fork until completely combined.
- In a smaller bowl, pour your milk and break an egg. Whisk this mixture until smooth and evenly combined.
- Now add your sugar and vanilla and dissolve completely.
- Add this wet mixture to your flour in the large bowl and combine completely. You may want to use a hand mixer to do this.
- Finally add in your salt and baking powder and mix thoroughly.
- Spray all four waffle compartments (the top and the bottom), lightly with cooking spray.
- Pour about a quarter cup of waffle mix into each side of your waffle maker and close it. With mine, I have to wait 2 cycles for my waffles to be completely done.
- Cook all of your waffles through, and make sure to lay them out flat on a plate so they don't get soggy by the time your chicken is done. You'll probably end up with about 12 waffles.
- When your chicken is done, turn off the oven temperature and set the oven broil to low. Leave them in about 10-15 minutes longer to brown and crisp the tops of the chicken breasts.
- Yummy! Yummy!
|Serving size: 1 chicken breast and 2 waffles|
|Calories from Fat||180|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 20 g||31%|
|Saturated fat 1 g||5%|
|Carbohydrates 44 g||15%|
|Sugar 1 g|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 27 g||54%|
|Cholesterol 134 mg||45%|
|Sodium 706 mg||29%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
So what's different about this recipe and all of the others online? you ask. Good question!
The difference is that I start with my already amazing oven baked "fried" chicken recipe that's great all by itself, and then I add my incredible waffle recipe. The sugar and vanilla will give you a little extra flavor that you simply aren't expecting.
The combination of both amazing recipes makes for an unbelievably incredible main dish for dinner.
When it was done, my husband and I debated what would be the best topping. Ketchup? BBQ sauce? Syrup? Honey? I said syrup or honey, and he swore by ketchup or BBQ sauce. lol
In the end, which one won? Syrup all the way! It turns out syrup is great on chicken as well as waffles. I hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
How did you like this recipe?
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