Monday, October 21, 2013

Cheddar and Chive Chicken Waffles with Pepper Gravy

I love the food blog, Oh Bite It! A couple months ago, she posted a recipe for Chicken In Waffles, that was a wonderful version of Chicken and Waffles, where the chicken was actually cooked inside the waffle and was drizzled with syrup. My husband doesn't like sweets with his savory, so I decided to modify the recipe for his tastes and it was transcendental. I seriously almost started crying while eating them, they were THAT good.

To make this yeast free, you need to just search for yeast free chicken tenders. Again, Tyson makes a southern chicken tender that is yeast free, just check the ingredients.

You can use my recipe for waffles, here if you are sensitive to baking powder or use Bisquick like the recipe calls for if your intestines tolerate it. If using the recipe linked above, simply omit the sugar and add salt, pepper, chives, cheese and chicken to the prepared waffle batter.

I suggest serving this with bacon. I cook mine in the oven at 425 for about 15-20 minutes or until it is crispy and delicious.

For the Waffles
2 cups bisquick or other baking mix
2 tablespoons melted butter
1 egg
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pinch of pepper
1 tablespoon chives
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1-2 cups diced defrosted precooked fried chicken tenders

Nonstick Spray for waffle iron

For the gravy
2 tablespoons butter
2-3 tablespoons flour
2 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat your waffle maker.
Mix all of the ingredients for the waffles in a large bowl until well combined.  
Spray waffle maker with nonstick spray.
Place about 1/2 cup of batter in the middle of your waffle iron (or in each section if you have a square waffle maker, instead of the round sort), and cook until the waffle iron tells you it is done.

Meanwhile, combine the butter and flour in a small pot over medium heat. 
Cook until the flour smells nutty and becomes golden in color, a few minutes.
Slowly whisk in milk to avoid making lumps.
Allow to come to a boil, add more milk as needed if your gravy is too thick. 
Season with salt and pepper, tasting as you go.

Serve the waffles covered in gravy, with bacon on the side. Also great covered with a poached egg.

Makes 4-5 large waffles