Fried Chicken and Waffles

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We've teamed up with Meatless Farm to create this absolutely delicious chicken recipe, then we took it to the next level by adding a stack of waffles and a super indulgent maple glaze.

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For the chicken

<item-todo-done>2 Meatless Farm chicken fillets<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> vegetable oil for shallow frying<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> fresh chives chopped<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

For the buttermik

<item-todo-done>1 tbsp apple cider vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>200ml almond milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>100ml coconut yoghurt - the thicker the better<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done>

For the dry mix

<item-todo-done>½ cayenne pepper<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ tsp garlic powder<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>175 plain flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done> Salt & pepper to taste<item-todo-done>

For the waffle batter

<item-todo-done>1 tsp apple cider vinegar<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 ½ tbsp plant-based butter melted<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>80g self raising flour<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>120 almond milk<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>½ baking powder<item-todo-done>

For the maple glaze

<item-todo-done>1 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>1 tsp smoked paprika<item-todo-done><item-todo-done>90ml maple syrup<item-todo-done>

Before you start

Small pan | Large frying pan | 3 large mixing bowls | Kitchen roll | Waffle maker | Pastry brush

Prepare the chicken and make the buttermilk

  • Cut each chicken breast in half widthways to make 2 pieces
  • Put the milk and coconut yoghurt in a large mixing bowl
  • Add the apple cider vinegar and whisk until there are no lumps
  • Add the chicken breast pieces and stir to cover
  • Leave for 10 minutes to marinate

In the meantime, start the waffle batter

  • In another large bowl, whisk together the almond milk and apple cider vinegar for the waffle batter, leave to one side for 10 minutes

Meanwhile make the maple glaze

  • Add all of the maple glaze ingredients into a small pan and place over a medium heat
  • Bring to the boil before reducing the temperature and leaving to simmer for 3 minutes
  • After 3 minutes, remove from the heat and leave to one side until needed

Finish the waffle batter

  • After 10 minutes, add the rest of the waffle batter ingredients to the bowl and mix well until it all comes together to form a smooth, thick batter

Prepare the waffle maker

  • Preheat the waffle maker according to the instructions (we set ours to a medium setting) and grease with some olive oil (we use a pastry brush to do this)

Make the dry coating

  • Put the flour, cayenne pepper, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a large mixing bowl and mix together with a fork

Make the chicken pieces

  • Take the chicken pieces out of the marinade and roll them in the dry mix so they are well coated

Make the waffles

  • Once the waffle machine is hot, stir the waffle batter to mix through anything that may have settled and pour half of it into the greased waffle maker
  • Spread the batter out to cover the waffle machine and close the lid to cook
  • Cook (with the lid closed) according to the instructions
  • Once cooked, remove the waffle from the machine and repeat with the remaining mixture

Fry the chicken and serve

  • Warm the vegetable oil in a deep frying pan over a medium heat until the oil hits 180°C (when the end of a wooden spoon bubbles lightly)
  • Carefully place the chicken pieces in the pan and fry them on each side for 3-4 minutes until golden and crispy
  • Take the chicken pieces out of the oil and set them down on a plate lined with kitchen roll to soak up the grease
  • Place each waffle on a serving plate
  • Top each with 2 pieces of fried chicken, drizzle over with some maple glaze and a sprinkle of fresh chopped chives and pepper
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