My daughter loves her some chicken and waffles. She’s also a teenager with a short attention span. I like to make her chicken and waffles when we actually get a morning together but I know I’ve got to be quick about it or she will fill up on easy access junk and be out the door.
I’ve made a quick and easy recipe by using chicken tenders and frozen belgium waffles. The tenders are boneless, easy to eat, cook quickly and kids love them! Since I don’t own a waffle iron and I don’t need another gadget in my tiny kitchen, I’ve found there are perfectly fine frozen varieties at the supermarkets. After all this is a recipe for a teenager with a short attention span!
Maia’s Favorite Chicken and Waffle Recipe…
- chicken tenders
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 2 cups flour
- 4 cups of vegetable or canola oil
- frozen belgium waffles
- softened butter
- real maple syrup!
- Heat oil in deep pan or dutch oven over high heat. Soak tenders in buttermilk. put flour in a dish and season with salt and pepper.
- Once oil is hot (drop a small bit of batter in oil. batter should sizzle immediately) remove a tender from buttermilk coat in flour and place in hot oil. Repeat. Fry for about 5-8 minutes until tenders are golden brown. remove tenders from oil and let drain on paper towel. Season with a touch more salt and pepper. *tips for frying see below…
- Prepare frozen waffles according to package. I don’t own a toaster so I just place mine on the wire rack of my oven.
Assembly time! Lightly butter waffle, place chicken on top and cover with real maple syrup. You’ve got a quick and delicious homemade chicken and waffle treat!
*Depending on the size of your pot and the amount of tenders you’re cooking you may have to do in batches. Do not over crowd pot or else you will get a soggy chicken tender instead of a crispy one. They should have plenty of room to float around in the oil.