Chicken and Waffles has definitely become an iconic dish that started back in the early 1900’s in Harlem New York. The combo might sound weird
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Fried Chicken and Roasted Corn Waffles with Bacon Chile Syrup

A summer time spin on this iconic American dish!
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author ijustmakesandwiches

Ingredients

  • 1/2 # chicken thighs
  • 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • salt and pepper
  • all purpose flour enough to cover the bottom of breading dish
  • 3 each Eggs whisked
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • vegetable oil for frying

Bacon Chile Syrup

  • 3 strips bacon
  • 3 each chile de arbol or any dried chile you like
  • 3/4 cup syrup if maple is not available, panacake syrup will do

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with seasonings, making sure to evenly coat each piece. If marinating in buttermilk, use enough to cover chicken and let marinate up to a day in the fridge.
    Chicken and Waffles has definitely become an iconic dish that started back in the early 1900’s in Harlem New York. The combo might sound weird
  2. Get oil heating in a pan with high sides over about medium high heat.
  3. Make egg wash with eggs and milk. Mix chile, onion, and garlic powders along with salt and pepper with the flour. Begin to bread chicken starting with flour, moving to egg wash, and then back to the flour.
    Chicken and Waffles has definitely become an iconic dish that started back in the early 1900’s in Harlem New York. The combo might sound weird
  4. Fry chicken, making sure not to crowd the pan. Flip once chicken is golden brown on one side, about 5 minutes. Continue frying until the chicken is evenly colored and cooked through (if using a kitchen thermometer, the temperature should read 165), about 5 more minutes. Drain and season.
    Chicken and Waffles has definitely become an iconic dish that started back in the early 1900’s in Harlem New York. The combo might sound weird

For the bacon chile syrup

  1. Cube bacon and render in a small saucepan until crispy, about 5-7 minutes over medium heat. DO NOT DRAIN!
    Chicken and Waffles has definitely become an iconic dish that started back in the early 1900’s in Harlem New York. The combo might sound weird
  2. Add syrup and chiles to bacon, lower temperature and let the flavors infuse over low heat until the waffles and chicken are ready.
    Chicken and Waffles has definitely become an iconic dish that started back in the early 1900’s in Harlem New York. The combo might sound weird

For Roasted Corn Waffles

  1. Cook corn waffle batter in waffle iron until desired doneness. Make sure to spray iron well with nonstick cooking spray.