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Baked Chicken and Waffles

I’m not entirely sure where to start with this. Just sit here a moment and devour this with your eyes. You’re allowed.

Okay. Ya done? Cause I have a recipe to give you so you can bestow this glory on high upon yourself. Yes, its a gift to yourself. You deserve a gift to your self. And for your face hole.

And this one EVEN qualifies as a gift for your waistline. I know! Just wait and I’ll get to that in one second.

Revel. In. It.

As Ben and I continue to organize the chaos in our apartment, I wanted to make something special for the guy. It was our one month wedding anniversary yesterday. Yeah, that. I’m not normally one to get all obnoxiously mushy (just somewhat mushy) – and our one month anniversary might not be something we’ll remember twenty years from now – but last night, this sounded like just the ticket to welcome the man home and celebrate this itsy milestone in our lives.

With a sum total of 25% of our marriage being spent together so far, it’s no wonder it’s gone swimmingly! But I am relieved and overjoyed to have my husband home for good. He’s kinda awesome ya know. Yeah, you already know.

But the MOVING…

Seriously, the chaos of moving just makes induces in me a panic and nervous twitch in my right eye. This calmed me down and minimized the guilt I would have felt over the full fledged deep fried chicken and greasy-ring-around-my-lips feeling as I devoured it with reckless abandon.

Feelings-eater <- that’s me.

With whole wheat waffles and baked chicken you can sin – but not 7th circle of hell sin, just the regular amount of sin. You know, just enough to be a rebel.

And join me today over at Baked by Rachel for her Apple a Day party where I’m sharing my Bourbon Apple Butter recipe!

Baked Chicken and Waffles

All the wonderfulness of the fried version - but healthified.

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hours 20 MInutes

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Ingredients:

Waffles:
1 cup All Purpose Flour
½ cup Whole Wheat Flour
¼ tsp Salt
½ tsp Baking Soda
1 Egg
1 ¼ cup Buttermilk
2 Tbsp Butter, very soft
Baked Chicken:
2 Chicken breasts, filleted into 4
1 ½ cup Panko, toasted
⅓ cup Flour
1 Egg
3 Tbsp Milk
3 Tbsp Dijon +Extra for drizzling
Sugar Free Maple Syrup

Directions:

Waffles:
Combine dry ingredients into medium size bowl. Mix together egg, softened butter, and buttermilk into another medium bowl. Gently whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat together until batter is smooth.
Heat waffle iron and using about ½ cup of batter per waffle, grill waffles according to manufacturer's directions.
Remove toasted waffles from iron and place on a baking sheet with a wire rack in over set to "warm" heat. Keep warm until chicken is ready.

Chicken:
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Fillet two whole chicken breasts into four. Pour with a meat tenderizer until the chicken is of even thickness. Set aside.
In small bowl combine egg, milk and dijon mustard. Place onto rimmed plate or shallow bowl. Set aside. Place flour and toasted panko into their own shallow bowls or rimmed plates, separately.
Dredge each fillet of chicken in flour, then egg-wash, and lastly coat in toasted panko. Set onto non-stick sprayed broiler pan. Repeat with remaining chicken fillets. Bake at 450 degrees for approximately 10 minutes, or until chicken has cooked through. Remove from oven and allow to cool for five minutes.

Final Assembly:
Plate waffle, top with baked chicken. Drizzle with extra dijon mustard and then maple syrup. Promptly devour.

Waffles adapted from America's Test Kitchen Buttermilk Waffles. Remaining recipe is by Megan Keno.

 

   

39 Responses to “Baked Chicken and Waffles”

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    Kay — September 19, 2012 @ 4:37 am

    I only heard about having savory meat with waffles, but now I have seen it, I will def. try it. Thanks girl!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:06 am

      I figured you’d have heard all about chicken and waffles! Well I’m glad that you know about them now Kay!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — September 19, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    Ugh, I feel you on the moving thing. We are moving from FL to AZ next week and I’m all stressed out about it!

    This looks SO good!! And I love your take on a healthified chicken and waffles!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:06 am

      Hang in there with the moving – it’s rough!! But I’m sure it will be a great move – Arizona is gorgeous! And dry. :)

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    NanaBread (Jeanne) — September 19, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    There’s a place in Houston called The Breakfast Klub. They’re famous for their chicken & waffles. I’ve never been there. Why? Because the line around the building to get in is usually 100 people deep and the wait can be up to 2 hours. In my book, no waffle is worth that kind of torture. And now, I don’t have to wait. I can make these beauties at home – no wait, no lines, and no sharing. It’s like a gift from waffle heaven, and you are my chicken & waffle angel. Bet you’ve never been called that before. Except for by Ben last night maybe. :)

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:10 am

      If there’s a line around the building those waffles MUST be amaze-balls! But unless they’re going around serving people out their doors with coffee and biscuits while they wait – then no it’s not worth the wait. Yikes. Well make these – they’re hopefully close to as good as the Breakfast Klub.
      Oh which, there is a Breakfast Club in Moscow, Idaho that Beka and I woudl go to – best eggs bennies in the Inland Empire.

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — September 19, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    Booyah! I can’t tell you how much I’m loving this recipe. I need this in my life!

    Oh, and I hear ya about the whole apartment chaos thing. The hubs and I are in the middle of move. When did life get so crazy?

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:11 am

      Good luck with the move Lauren! And good luck with the marathon, I haven’t had time to say that yet! you’ll rock them both. And as your first dinner in the new place – a batch of this is definitely warranted. :)

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    Maureen @ Organically Mo — September 19, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    I like this regular amount of sin!!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:11 am

      Sin is fun – but not when it makes your pants too tight to button. haha That’s why I needed a healthier version of the traditional chx and waffles.

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — September 19, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Oh if loving chicken and waffles is wrong, i’ll never be right. LOOOVE that it’s baked!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:12 am

      And it’s baked so it doesn’t leave that awful greasy feeling around your face. I mean I like fried chicken, but not the guilt that goes with it haha

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    Abby — September 19, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Happy 1 month :) Moving stress = soul food fix. I totally get it. Love that you healthafied it.

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:12 am

      Thanks Abby! It’s been a great month and totally worthy of soul food.

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — September 19, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    Congrats on the one month. This dinner looks amazing. I’ve never actually had chicken and waffles, but I’d totally be down with it. PINNED!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:13 am

      Thanks for pinning this recipe Aimee! And you need to try chicken and waffles – it’s sweet, salty, savory and amazingness all in one dish!

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    Cassie — September 19, 2012 @ 1:14 pm

    Yay on one month!! So fun, time just flies right on by. I love this meal, such a classic!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:22 am

      One month and a lifetime left to go! This was so much fun, Ben wasn’t sure what to think when I told him I was going to make chicken and waffles, but he’s sold on it now! WIN!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — September 19, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

    Dang! No wonder you made it a month, with dinners like this :) Just saw your apple butter too – incredible!

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:22 am

      Thanks Erin! The apple butter was so much fun too. I’ll be putting that up on the blog again next week. It’s too yummy not to share twice.

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — September 19, 2012 @ 2:45 pm

    Happy one month! I did that in the beginning too. NOW, we’ve been married 11 years TODAY, so crazy. I can’t believe how crazy stupid young I was to get married, I was practically a teenager. BUT, it worked out, he’s awesome.
    ANNNND I saw these this morning on pinterest and I still can’t stop thinking about them.

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:23 am

      11 years now?! Wow congrats!! I’m sure this would be right up his alley in healthy man food. :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — September 19, 2012 @ 5:34 pm

    woohoo! 1 month!! we should celebrate next week haha..i hate moving therefore i eat my weight in whatever i move HA, just kidding. horrible. i love that these are baked chickies instead of fried..chicken and waffles, omg

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:24 am

      Let’s totally celebrate NEXT WEEK when you’re here! Because we’ll have lots to celebrate generally speaking. We’re going to get so fat this next weekend haha. OMG. I can’t wait!

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    mary — September 19, 2012 @ 5:58 pm

    Oh yes, you are keeping your man very happy with this!!! Fantastic :))
    Mary x

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      He’s wishing he was still working instead of going back to school so he doesn’t gain all this weight back haha Poor guy.

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    Rachel Cooks — September 20, 2012 @ 6:20 am

    Love this! Happy one month anniversary! And that apple butter–oh.my.goodness.

    • Megan replied: — September 20th, 2012 @ 8:25 am

      Thanks Rachel! It was a great anniversary. I’ll be featuring the apple butter again next week here on teh blog – it’s too fall-tastic not to post twice!

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    Shut Up & Cook — September 21, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

    Can I get a HELL YEAH??

    Love fried chicken of all varities, but have always been too snobby to put it with waffles. perhaps it’s time to try.

    • Megan replied: — September 23rd, 2012 @ 8:51 am

      Get on this!! Stop by when you’re done riding out here in Woodinville one of these nights – and I will change your life. hahah Loved seeing all the fun you guys are having in PDX! Wish I would’ve gone!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — September 23, 2012 @ 5:33 am

    Oh my goodness, this looks SOOOOO good. And happy 1 monthiversary! =) This is definitely a perfect meal to celebrate with.

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    Deborah — September 23, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    I’m pretty sure that something is wrong with me, because I’ve never had chicken and waffles. I need to remedy this soon – and this looks like the perfect way!!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — September 25, 2012 @ 12:39 pm

    congrats on the 1 month anniversary fellow newlywed :) love chicken and waffles :)

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    Abiola — September 29, 2012 @ 1:58 pm

    This looks incredible! Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles or Londell’s or Mis Mamies in Harlem, NY are masters at this recipe.

    • Megan replied: — September 30th, 2012 @ 9:19 am

      Abiola – I’ll definitely remember these places! They’ll be at the top of my lists when I visit LA and NY! Fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by :) ~Megan

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    Kari@Loaves and Dishes — October 3, 2012 @ 3:54 pm

    I am loooooving the maple and mustard combo. Mmm mmm mmm.

    • Megan replied: — October 4th, 2012 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks Kari! I’m a huge fan of anything salty/sweet together, so the maple and mustard together was a natural choice – and a new addiction! It’s like honey/mustard – but amplified!

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