Pickled Fried Chicken and Waffles with Sriracha Butter and Cheddar
My mind will never Waffle about this meal…It’s always a YES!!
I thought this recipe would be appropriate since this is what I’m making this weekend for the Toronto Food and Wine Show. One of the best food shows of the season is almost upon us and I can hardly wait!!
I’ve been so lucky to have teamed up with Blue Goose Pure Foods to create all the fun eats for the food shows this year. What a blast my team and I have had getting to know so many other like minded people in our foodie frenzied city! Man…what a summer, truly a whirlwind….
I find myself sadder than usual that the easy breezy days of summer are grinding to a halt. When my kids went back to school I really thought I’d feel a sense of relief to get back to routine and business as usual, but I dreaded it more than they did!
So…Food and Wine….the show, the myth, the legend(s)…
So many great chefs and events going on over a few days in one place almost makes me jump with excitement. There are definitely still a few chefs I haven’t met yet… but I plan to this weekend!
I chose this dish to cook for the event because we’re living in a street food kind of a world right now. I can’t tell you how many people I come across (even those that don’t cook) that say to me they plan vacations around specific diners or food trucks they want to try! I LOVE THIS!! My husband and I don’t always plan the city around them but once we know where we’re going then the research for down and dirty street food is on!!
This recipe is a combination of a few recipes I’ve seen over the last years. I love every single element about the recipe from the briny pickled fried chicken to the sweet and slightly spicy sauce combined with the spongy sweetness of the waffle! Warning: you may find yourself drinking the sauce!!
I can’t say this meal is hard but it is a little time consuming! Mostly because you need to marinate the chicken which really does add an amazing element so don’t skip it!
- 6 Blue Goose Pure Foods Boneless Skinless Organic Chicken, cut in half
- 1.5 cups pickle juice
- 1 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 6oz shredded sharp cheddar
- 1 stick butter
- 3 tablespoons sriracha
- 3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 2⁄3 cups milk
- 1⁄3 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Place chicken in pickle juice for up to 24 hours. No less than 4.
- Add flour, garlic powder and salt to a large Ziploc bag. Toss to combine.
- Drain juice from chicken and add to flour mixture. Seal bag and toss to coat all pieces with flour mixture.
- Set deep fryer to 375 degrees and cook for until golden and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Toss in sriracha butter.
- Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan on medium high and heat until combined and hot; 2-3 min.
- Mix dry ingredients together. Mix wet ingredients together. Add dry into wet and gently mix.
- Make 6 waffles according to the waffle maker’s directions. Keep warm in 200 degree oven.
- Assemble waffles by placing 1 waffle on 6 plates. Top with cheddar, chicken and a drizzle of more sauce.
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