Chicken and Waffles
with mixed green salad
- Chicken breasts, skinless & boneless - 2
- Salt - 1/4 tsp + 1/4 tsp
- Hot sauce - 2 tsp ((opt))
- Mustard, dijon - 1 tsp
- Buttermilk, low-fat - 1/4 cup
- Butter - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Cornflakes, gluten-free - 1 cup , crushed
- Butter - 3 Tbsp
- Eggs - 1
- Buttermilk, low-fat - 3/4 cup
- Flour, buckwheat - 1/2 cup ((sub gluten-free mix))
- Flour, brown rice - 1/2 cup ((sub gluten-free mix))
- Baking powder - 1 tsp
- Baking soda - 1/4 tsp
- Maple syrup - for serving
- Paprika - 1/4 tsp
- Vinegar, sherry - 1 1/2 Tbsp
- Mustard, dijon - 2 tsp
- Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
- Salad greens, any type - 4 oz
Marinate chicken - (If prepping day-of, warm up oven in Make Step #1 before returning to prep.) Slice chicken breasts into 1/2” / 1.3cm thick pieces. In a bowl, mix together first part of salt, hot sauce, Dijon and buttermilk. Transfer sliced chicken into buttermilk and then tenderize with a fork. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)
Crush cornflakes - Crush cornflakes by placing them into a Ziploc bag and rolling a rolling pin over them or lightly smashing with a tenderizer. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Make vinaigrette - Whisk together paprika, sherry vinegar, Dijon and oil. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
Make waffle mix - Melt butter (45 to 60 seconds in the microwave should do). Mix together wet ingredients - butter, eggs and buttermilk in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together flours, baking powder and baking soda. Pour wet ingredients over dry ingredients and stir everything to combine.
Heat oven to 425F / 218C. Preheat waffle maker.
Line a sheet pan with foil. Brush lightly with some oil (not listed). Melt butter and toss with crushed cornflakes. Brush off excess buttermilk and transfer chicken one piece at a time into cornflakes. Seal bag and shake until chicken is coated. Place crusted chicken onto sheet pan. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and golden. Flip chicken midway through.
Following your waffle maker instructions, pour batter into waffle maker (you may have to do this in batches depending on the size of your waffle maker). Bake waffles to your liking.
When chicken and waffles are done, toss greens with vinaigrette. Serve chicken and waffles with maple syrup and greens on the side.