After the long holiday weekend, it’s back to the daily grind and getting into the routine once again. Hopefully you had a great weekend and for me, it was wonderful to have a few days to relax and recharge. I got my share of kitchen therapy and in doing so, I enjoyed trying out some new recipes on my boys. A few nights ago, we decided to switch things up by having breakfast for dinner, aka ‘brinner.’ My lil guy loves waffles for breakfast so rather than making traditional sweet waffles, we opted for savory ones. And what better to top a savory waffle than with good old fried chicken?! As a result, this Southern Fried Chicken and Cheddar Bacon Waffles made it to the dinner table. Sharp cheddar cheese, smoky crumbled bacon and fresh parsley were mixed into fluffy pancake batter before cooking up, then topped with crispy fried chicken tenders. Don’t forget the maple syrup and butter on the side!…
For those nights I’m stuck on what to make for dinner, sometimes it just takes some creativity and thinking out of the box. Why not switch things up with having breakfast for dinner? When waffles came to mind, it dawned on me that waffles and fried chicken are a great combo. Savory waffles are just as good as their classic sweet counterpart and for this version, I added shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. For a bit of color, chopped parsley did the trick.
You can opt to use your favorite waffle recipe but to make it easier, consider a prepared waffle mix like Krusteaz! It saved me time and the recipe came out perfect without additional measuring. For the chicken, you can also use your favorite fried chicken recipe to pair with these savory waffles, but I’ve included my recipe for Southern Friday Chicken as well. Together, they are a wonderful pairing and be sure to have some real maple syrup and butter on hand for the traditional fixins’!
· 3 cups Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
· 1 1/2 water
· 2 eggs
· 1/3 cup vegetable oil
· 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
· 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
Southern Fried Chicken (tenders) or your favorite fried chicken recipe