So if you've never had chicken and waffles or you've never made it .
Well , then buddy , you came to the right place .
So today we're making chicken and waffles .
This is the Holy Grail of Southern cuisine .
Well , maybe not the Holy Holy Grail .
I'm sure that there's a lot of opinions about that .
But the point is that this is an iconic choice .
If you've never heard of it , it might sound a little weird .
Trust me .
This is one of those things where when you put it together and it just creates something special .
It's exactly what it's sounds like .
It's beautifully fried chicken cradled to top of voluptuous chewy fluffy waffle and then drenched in syrup .
But in this case , we'll be making a honey butter .
So with all that said , let's make this , shall we ?
Let's break this down into a couple different easy pieces .
The chicky waffles and your choice of drizzle also a surprise sandwich at the end .
But your lips , baby girl , we'll get into that later .
Now let's start with the chicken .
The traditional choice would be to use a whole chicken that's been cut into eight pieces .
Your butcher can do this or you can do it yourself .
Like I usually prefer because obviously we have to flex here .
You first open up the legs by cutting the skin that attaches to the body .
Then remove the whole leg quarter on both sides , then work around the wing to remove it where the joint connects to the body .
Repeat on the other , then carefully splitt the brain in half by cutting straight through the breast bone to leave two bone in skin on chicken breasts .
I really recommend using a beater knife there .
They'll just use your favorite Japanese blade .
All right .
And lastly separate the drumstick from the thigh , cutting through the joint in between .
And now you have a segmented little man .
Now for your marinade , get a large bowl and add 1.5 cups of buttermilk , one tablespoon of smoked paprika , one tablespoon of garlic powder , two teaspoons of cayenne , two teaspoons of ground white pepper and one tablespoon of kosher salt whisk that together until thoroughly combined .
Then add your chicken pieces to enjoy a nice milky bath for at least one hour and up to 24 hours .
Now , while that's marinating , let's do our waffles in a medium sized bowl .
Add 1.5 cups of whole milk at 95 °F mix in 1.5 teaspoons of instant yeast .
Then set that to the side and in a large bowl , crack two whole eggs and one egg yolk .
And by the way , yes , there are more ingredients in here .
I doubled the recipe for this video and I'm not exactly sure why .
So let's just pretend that we're listening to what I'm saying .
And the visual is , yeah .
Anyway , whisk all that together until homogeneous .
Then whisk in your yeasty milk mixture until thoroughly combined .
And finally , whisk in one third of a cup of gently melted unsalted butter .
Make sure it's not piping hot .
We want it just melted .
If it's too hot , it'll kill the yeast and you get no waffles and papa .
Now in a large bowl , add two cups of all purpose flour , two tablespoons of granulated sugar and one teaspoon of Kosher salt whisk that together until thoroughly combined .
Then simply whisk the wet into the dry and keep on mixing until nice and smooth .
And that is your waffle batter .
Now , wrap that up in plastic wrap and let it rest and rise for one hour before using .
You can also rice them overnight in the fridge for 24 hours .
Now , the waffles cook quickly .
So let's fry our chicken next .
Unless you want cold ass waffles for the dredge , get a medium bowl and add two cups of all purpose flour , two teaspoons of cayenne powder , two teaspoons of ground ginger powder , one tablespoon of smoked paprika , two teaspoons of ground white pepper , one tablespoon of garlic powder and one tablespoon of kosher salt .
We set together till thoroughly combined .
And that is your flour dredge .
Now , to fry your chicken , you'll need at least 2.5 inches of vegetable oil in a large heavy bottom pot heat that bad boy to 350 °F .
Then while that's heating , set your dredge station up , you've got your chicken , you've got your flour and obviously you have your fry oil before you even toss your chicken in the flour .
Take about three tablespoons of your butt milk mixture and drizzle it into your flour and toss vigorously to create some randomized little balls of flour in there .
Now , from there , remove your chicken , toss in the flour while also pressing the flour aggressively into every little crevice to make sure it's coated evenly and nicely .
Now shake off the excess place your chicken on a baking sheet and repeat with the rest of your chicken until everything is beautifully breaded .
Then just tenderly and carefully lay your chicken into the oil away from you and fry 3 to 4 pieces at a time for 12 to 15 minutes until the chicken registers 165 °F and the outside is a beautiful golden brown .
Then remove your crispy gentlemen using tongues and train them on a wire rack set up or baking sheet .
Then simply repeat with the rest .
I mean , look at this chicken , the first piece that emerged from the oil .
My immediate thought was , oh Lord , I have mercy .
I'm back .
Now , we can start cooking our waffles .
By now , the batter should have risen quite a bit , which is a good thing .
All that rice will give it a nice little yeasty flavor .
The , uh , good kind heat a Belgian waffle maker to the manufacturer's directions , spray it lightly with cooking spray and add about three quarters of a cup or one cup of batter to the center .
Close it gently giving it a little press , then let it cook for the recommended time .
Once it's done , open it up and voila a little be now pop that out of there and repeat with the rest of your batter to go to the Waffle District of flavor .
We have our and our chicken but I also think we need one more thing .
Honey butter in a small pan , add a quarter cup of wildflower honey or any light honey of your choice heat that over medium heat until warm and starting to get a little runny .
Then whisk in two tablespoons of cold salted butter .
Yes , salted , then turn off the heat and continue whisking constantly until emulsified beautifully .
And it looks like this .
That is a salty honey butter .
Now we're ready for the moment of first thing .
Waffle down on the plate .
Next , a beautiful selection of the crunchiest chicken followed by an absolute drenching of your honey butter .
I mean , really don't be shy here and optionally , but also recommended a nice drizzle of maple syrup even better if it's smoked maple syrup for a nice campfire type beat .
Now , that looks like a party for just about anyone's mouth .
But let's see if it's as good as it looks .
So , we have our , this has actually been sitting with syrup and honey butter on it .
We did both the honey butter and the syrup on this .
Obviously you can go one or the other and choose your own adventure , right ?
Make decisions for yourself .
This has been sitting with all that .
Oh This has been sitting with all that on it and I'm curious to see if it still has crunch .
I'm not sure it may not .
Let's find out .
I'm gonna say it still has scrunch .
This is immaculate .
This is the kind of thing that when you eat it , you're sweating and you feel ill , but you don't stop because it's so yummy .
So pretty much the , the way that you would eat something like this if nobody's ever had this before , you get a little bit of waffle , you know , some of the syrup and this is how I like to eat it .
Everybody eats a different little piece of chicken that goes on the waffle .
You have a bite of everything , bone , apple , bone , um bone , apple teeth , it's all the textures you want on me .
When I'm eating this .
It's got all the textures you want .
It's crunchy , it's salty , it's sweet .
It's rich , it's , there's no cut to the richness at all .
The sweetness is the only thing that brings you home .
And to be honest , I'm not mad about it .
This , this is a proper chicken and waffle .
But can't we make something a little bit different ?
Maybe a little bit of good .
We're making garlic bread , waffle chicken sandwiches .
If you're not washing the next thing and then get the hell out of here .
We have one wild card for you here .
A garlic waffle fried chicken sandwich .
Now , chicken and waffle batter is the exact same recipe as before .
You marinate bread and fry your chicken .
Except this time , you're just gonna use £2 of boneless skinless chicken thighs and those will fry in more like 8 to 10 minutes instead of 12 to 15 .
Now , once those are fried for the waffles , you make the batter as normal .
But this time you want to ideally cook them a smaller waffle iron .
That's about the size of a bun or like a slice of bread .
See where I'm going here ?
Oh , look how cute it is .
Little baby infant pants man , waffle iron .
Now , this little guy took about a quarter cup of batter and I didn't have any way to control the temps .
So I just closed the lid , prayed that it would work and made some garlic butter by combining a third cup of salted butter in a small pot heated that over a medium heat until it completely melted , then removed it from the heat and added four cloves of finely minced garlic .
Stirred that together , let it cool just slightly and then stirred and two tablespoons of very finely chopped parsley .
Once my waffle was done , I pulled it out , gave it a generous brushing of my garlic butter on both sides , always both sides .
Then just rinsed and repeated with the rest of my baby waffles .
Obviously , you'll need like two waffles per sandwich .
Just account for that .
Now , finally to assemble your sandwich , get one garlic waffle , place your fried chicken at top , then top your fried chicken with a nice dollop of spicy honey mustard , which by the way , I made my own by combining half a cup of whole grain spicy mustard , one teaspoon of cayenne powder , one teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of honey .
Was that all together ?
And well , that's what went on anyway , back to the chicken .
So a spoonful of honey mustard goes right on top , then grab your other garlic waffle , think carefully .
Crown your king for a very beautiful time .
Now , obviously , you could add some Swiss cheese and maybe some bacon to this .
But I have a feeling we're gonna have a beauty and simplicity moment here .
See which time , see which time , I don't even know if this is still crispy anymore .
We might have did something here .
I didn't think this was gonna be that good .
Basically , what you get here is you lose a little bit of the crisp but you in return , you get this like buttery , rich garlicky chew in the waffle .
Obviously the rich crispy chicken , it's a little spicy and sweet from the honey mustard , which we added a , so it's a little bit I don't wanna eat anymore .
I'm not .
What more do you want me to say ?
This isn't terribly different from the chicken waffle concept , but we're just raising the bar .
We're making it savory and we're making it a sandwich , which if you already made the batter and you got it sitting around , you should 100% make this sandwich or making the chicken waffles or me booth .
You decide what you want or don't make it at all .
I feel like a lot of you are .
Lurkers Point is taking a waffle's perfectly done .
As you saw , I would recommend not eating these for breakfast unless you want to go to sleep immediately afterwards .
You wanna know what else has a nice set of thighs glazed and dripping .
Be roll .
All right guys .
And that is it .
So we made our chicken and waffles .
The chicken was quick .
The waffles were and that honey butter was just absolutely .
I did a lot of singing on this channel recently and not mad about it .
What do you guys think ?
Can I , can I get a rating ?
Can I get a , uh , that ?
Oh , wow , that's pretty good .
I don't know what what the editors are gonna put something in there .
Uh Is the sun done ?
The sun cannot figure out where it wants to be today .
I love Texas .
Ha ha .
The point is you should definitely make it if you never have before , regardless of if you've had it or not .
I'm telling you this is life changing .
So with all that said , if you enjoyed this video or you learn , so then leave a like , subscribe and I will see you next time .
Oh I gotta close this .