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.
What came first…the chicken or the egg? Who cares when you can have them both? This sandwich has panko pan fried chicken, roasted red pepper, a fried egg, arugula, pesto, and Parmesan encrusted bread. That’s right…the cheese is on the OUTSIDE of the bread. Maybe I’ve been going a little sandwich crazy lately, but how could I not when things this delicious can be made? The chicken is spicy and crispy, the red pepper and pesto are sweet, and the ooey-gooey egg yolk brings it all together. Did I mention there is CHEESE on the OUTSIDE of the bread? Yeah, its that good. To make this a balanced meal, you’re going to need a beer. For this one I chose Redacted, a Rye India Pale Ale by Renegade Brewing Company.