Firecracker Chicken and Waffles

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Sweet and spicy collide in this tasty Firecracker Chicken and Waffles recipe. Good for breakfast or dinner – add this to your recipe rotation ASAP!

Ingredients

  • Chicken:
  • 5 tablespoons Louisiana Fish Fry Seasoned Chicken Fry plus more for coating chicken
  • ½ cup ice cold water
  • 4 chicken thigh, boneless & skinless
  • Vegetable Oil, for deep frying
  • Hot Honey:
  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 teaspoons red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

To Serve

  • Favorite Belgian waffle recipe
  • Butter

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Chicken Fry 9 oz

PREPARATION

  • Make hot honey: Add honey and pepper flakes to a saucepan. Bring this to a simmer over medium heat, remove from heat and stir in apple cider vinegar. Cool to room temperature and transfer to a glass container straining out peppers if desired.
  • Make the chicken: Preheat vegetable oil in a large, deep skillet or dutch oven to 350*F.
  • Mix 5 tablespoons Louisiana Fish Fry Seasoned Chicken Fry batter mix and ½ cup ice cold water in a large bowl. In a separate large bowl, add 1 cup of dry batter mix.
  • Dip chicken thighs into the batter then coat chicken in dry Louisiana Fish Fry Seasoned Chicken Fry mix. (Adding more dry mix to bowl if necessary).
  • Deep fry until golden brown and has an internal temperature of 165*, about 8-9 minutes.
  • Serve fried chicken over your favorite wae recipe with lots of butter and drizzled with Hot Honey.
  • Enjoy!

PRO TIPS

Fully Flavored Chicken

For deeply flavored chicken, use a salt-and-buttermilk brine (preferred ratios vary). Soak for at least 8 hours and up to 24; rinse off the brine at the end. For a quicker brine, use 2 quarts of water with ½ cup each of salt and sugar – but don’t let it sit more than an hour or it will get very salty!

Crispy Fried Chicken

To create craggy pockets of fried-ness, dribble a few tablespoons of buttermilk over your batter and rub it together to create small clumps.

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