Chicken & Cornbread Waffles - gluten free
Crispy Fried Chicken and Cornbread Waffles served with honey tabasco sauce will have your taste buds do a happy dance. Dunking the chicken, and waffle (all in one bite!) into the sweet and spicy sauce brings out so many flavors. Savory waffles with fried chicken will surprise you as to how good this combination is. Yes, gluten free, and dairy free can be quite fantastic.
This recipe contains , chicken (thighs), salt, sweet paprika, black pepper (cracked), garlic powder, bisquick, eggs, oil, , cornbread mix, olive oil, milk (almond), rosemary (fresh), fresh chives, sugar, salt (kosher), , , honey, tabasco
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
- Ingredients for the Chicken:
- 6 whole boneless, skinless chicken thighs, fat scraps removed
- 1 3/4 tbsp. salt
- 2 tsp. sweet hungarian paprika
- 1 tsp. cracked/crushed black pepper
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 cup(s) biscuit baking mix, or more as needed
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup(s) grape seed, corn or sunflower oil for cooking
- Ingredients For the Cornbread Waffles:
- 1 pkg(s) gluten free cornbread mix (add additional ingredients as indicated at the back of the package)
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1/3 cup(s) almond milk
- 1 tbsp. fresh rosemary, stems removed, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp. fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1 pn. kosher salt
- Ingredients for Honey Tabasco Sauce:
- about 3 tablespoons per person
- 1 cup(s) raw honey
- 2 tsp. jalapeno pepper tabasco sauce, or plain, more or less to your taste
- 1. Place all the chicken on a baking sheet or cutting board. Season both sides evenly with kosher salt, black pepper.
- 2. In a shallow bowl scramble the eggs. Add a small pinch of salt and set aside.
- 3. In another shallow bowl add the biscuit flour, paprika, and garlic powder. Set next to the eggs bowl.
- 4. Place a large skillet set over medium high heat. When skillet is hot, add oil.
- 5. Meanwhile, begin dredging only a few pieces of chicken (once the first batch is cooking then continue to dredge and flour, set aside).
- 6. First dip the chicken into the egg then into the flour, gently pressing the chicken to have the flour stick to it.
Note: I use one hand for egg dipping and the other for flour dipping to prevent clumps of egg white forming in the flour mix and on my hands.
- 7. Test oil by dropping a little bit of flour, when it quickly sizzles, it’s ready for frying.
Note: When your oil is very hot before frying (350 degrees F), it will not have any oil drippings on your plate or baking sheet so a paper towel on the plate is not necessary.
- 8. Gently add each piece of chicken slowly, do not overcrowd the pan, otherwise, it will not get crispy.
- 9. Cook on each side for 4-5 minutes.
- 10. Transfer to a cooling rack over a baking sheet or onto a plate.
- 11. At this point I turn on my waffle maker (I have my waffle batter prepared and set aside before making my chicken) and wait a few minutes for it to get hot while I begin to dredge and cook my second batch of chicken.
- 12. Gently and slowly put the remaining floured chicken into the pan.
- 13. Again, cook for 4-5 minutes on each side.
- . For the Waffles:
- 1. Follow instructions on the back of the cornbread mix.
- 2. Once the ingredients on the cornbread mix have been blended (I use a hand held mixer for this recipe), add almond milk, and oil. Mix to combine.
- 3. Add the rosemary and chives. Stir until just combined.
- 4. When the waffle maker is hot, ladle the waffle batter into each waffle mold.
- 5. Cook for 3 minutes (set a timer) or 3 minutes 30 seconds maximum.
Note: More cooking time will result in a crispier waffle.
- 6. Repeat with remaining batter.
- . For the Sauce:
- 1. Mix honey and tabasco sauce until combined.
- 2. Transfer to individual condiment cups or a small bowl.
- 3. Serve hot or warm.