Chicken and Waffles | Homemade Fried Chicken Recipe | Rosé Wine Pairing

Our chicken and waffles recipe is the perfect sweet and savory combination for an awesome breakfast that your family will love… not to mention, an excellent miniature brunch snack that pairs well with Rosé wine! Down south… we think this is the perfect soul food!

Chicken & Waffles Recipe
Prep: 2 hours 15 min.
Cook: 15 min.

Peanut Oil ⅔ Gallon

Homemade Fried Chicken
Chicken Tenders 7ea.
The Batter
Buttermilk 2 Cups
Kosher Salt 1 tsp.
Black Pepper 1 tsp.
Cayenne ½ tsp.

The Dredge
Flour 2 Cups
Kosher Salt 2 tsp.
Black Pepper ½ T.
Paprika 2 T.
Dried Basil ½ T.
Dried Thyme ½ T.
Garlic Powder 1.5 T.
Cayenne Pepper 1.5 T.
Baking Powder 1 T.

For the Sandwich
Mini waffles 14
Fried Bacon 7 ea.
Maple Syrup to taste

Drink Pairing: Ruffino Rose

-In a mixing bowl, whisk together buttermilk, salt, black pepper & cayenne.
-Place chicken tenders into mixture, cover & chill in fridge for 2 hours.
-In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour & dry spices for coating the chicken.
-Fry bacon & toast mini waffles. Set aside for building sandwiches.
-In a large cast iron pan, preheat peanut oil to 325°F.
-Remove chicken tenders from buttermilk, dredge in flour mixture.
-Fry chicken for 5-7 minutes. They will start to float in the oil & look golden brown when ready.
-Remove chicken from oil, place on paper towel to remove excess grease.
-Assemble sandwiches with mini waffles, a piece of fried chicken & bacon.
-Drizzle maple syrup over chicken & waffles.
-Optionally pair this sweet & savory snack with a glass of Ruffino Rosé.

Enjoy!