Fried Chicken & Liege Waffle Sandwich

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I’m not quite sure how chicken & waffles gained their claim to fame but oh boy how do people love them.   Recently the chicken & waffle food combo has gotten closer than ever, merging into a sandwich.  


 

Fried Chicken & Liege Waffle Sandwich

Recipe Type: Sandwich

Cuisine: American

Author: Kiano Moju

Serves: 6 Sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 liege waffles (recipe makes 8, so that leaves 2 for snacking or breakfast the next morning)
  • 3/4 tsp ground cardamon
  • 1 heirloom tomato, thinly sliced
  • 6 slices mild cheese (Dutch goat’s milk cheese)
  • 1.5 lbs thin chicken breasts (6 breasts)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 TBSP Herbs de Provence
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 3 springs fresh rosemary (optional)
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups cruciferous crunch (Trader Joe’s- kale, brussels sprouts, broccoli, green & red cabbage)
  • 4 TBSP mayonnaise
  • 1 TBSP dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot
  • hot sauce, to serve

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine buttermilk, cayenne, herbs de provence, black pepper & kosher salt. Add in chicken, cover & marinate in the fridge for (2-4 hours).
  2. Prepare the waffle batter according to instruction, adding the ground cardamon to step (where you mix the butter & vanilla extract). Put aside until ready for use. Once chicken has marinated for a sufficient amount of time, remove from fridge.
  3. In a shallow pan, mix flour, sea salt & paprika. Coat the chicken pieces in the flour. Place on a wire rack, shaking off excess flour. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before frying.
  4. Fill a large frying pan with 1″ high of oil, and heat over medium heat. Fry the chicken in batches making sure the pan isn’t over crowded.Chicken should take 8-10 minutes to cook, turning midway. Place on a new wire rack over a baking sheet after frying. This helps them remain crisp.
  5. While the chicken is cooking, heat your Belgium waffle iron. (heat 3 out of 6). Cook waffles using 1/4 cup of batter for each.
  6. Combine slaw sauce ingredients: mayonnaise, mustard, vinegar & shallot. Lightly season slaw with kosher salt. Then toss with dressing.
  7. To assemble sandwiches, cut the waffles in half horizontally (the same way you would for a bun for a sandwich. Layer with slaw -> chicken -> tomato -> more slaw.
  8. Serve with hot sauce
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