BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffles

It’s the beginning of waffle week and I hope y’all are ready to start the all-carb diet! I’ve got some great things in store but to start it off, I’m doing another spin on the classic chicken and waffles. Maybe you remember the Sweet Chili Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Chive Waffles? This time, I made a BBQ Chicken and Cornbread Waffle. The BBQ sauce was made using Smoke Jumper – a smoked imperial porter from Left Hand Brewing that packs the perfect amount of campfire smokiness. I never made a BBQ sauce before this one so I must say, I think I did pretty well. I’d describe it as ‘sweet heat’ where it starts of a little sweet and tangy (and of course smokey) and ends with spicy flavors. Top it all with some green onions and a dash of salt and you’re ready for a great meal on the patio.

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Sweet Chilli Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Chive Waffles paired with Rauch Geek Breakfast

My birthday was a few weeks ago and my dad got me a Walmart gift card. Some people may think this is weird, some may think it is awesome. I’m one of the latter. Walmart has so many cooking appliances and they are incredibly cheap. Naturally, the first things I bought were a deep fryer and a waffle maker because I was trying to be healthy…not. I was determined to go home and make chicken and waffles. The one dilemma with chicken and waffles is that they take all day to make, but the waiting and anticipation of deliciousness makes them taste that much better. I knew I didn’t want my chicken and waffles to be the same old boring chicken and waffles you can get at any southern restaurant. I needed to step it up a notch. What better way to do that than with sweet chilli sauce? This is probably one of my favorite condiments/additions/sauces. Its such an great ingredient too because it’s sweet and spicy character makes it versatile and easy manipulate in a variety of dishes. To meld the waffles with the chicken, I decided on the addition of chives and garlic powder. The savory character of the waffles and the sweet-n-spicy chicken worked perfectly together and looked gorgeous on the plate. It also put me into a food coma. If you too want to go into a food coma of pure bliss, try out the sweet chili fried chicken and buttermilk chive waffles. You will not be disappointed – unless you’re a vegetarian and in that case, start eating meat.

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