Friday, April 26, 2013

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles with a peach brandy syrup

        Chicken and Waffles.  A dish I had never had before attempting this recipe. I have always wanted to try them, but have never had the chance.  A southern dish categorized as a soul food favorite beloved by many.  I racked my brain trying to find an interesting way to create this dish and make it my own.  I did not want to do just a plan fried chicken with waffles and plan syrup.  When thinking of a "southern" style dish I came up with the idea of making the chicken more spicy with some heat and adding a fruity twist to the syrup and what better southern fruit to use than a peach.  So here it is, my version of Chicken and Waffles with peach brandy syrup compote.

Chicken and Waffles with a Peach Brandy Syrup Compote


  • Buttermilk waffles
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Cornflake crumbs
  • Cayenne pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 15oz can peaches
  • 3 tbs of maple syrup
  • 2 tbs of apple brandy
  • salt/pepper

          Now I made the waffles ahead of time and kept in the oven warming so that they crisped up a bit but you can make them at the same time if you are able to multitask enough.  Preheat oven to 350F.  Take the 3 chicken breasts and cut them into halves so that you have 6 separate pieces.  Take to 2 eggs and mix them in a bowl.  Lay a plate of flour and a plate of the cornflake crumbs and cayenne pepper next to the bowl of eggs so that you have an assembly line of 3 different platforms for dredging the chicken in.

          First dredge the chicken in the flour lightly.  Then dredge it in the egg mixture followed by the cornflake and pepper mixture.  Fry the chicken in a skillet with vegetable oil till brown on both sides. 

        Remove and place in a baking dish.  Once all pieces have been browned.  Bake in the oven for 25 minutes.  Meanwhile dice up the can of peaches.  In a small sauce pan cook on low heat the peaches and add in the 4 tbs of maple syrup and the 2 tbs of apple brandy.  Add a pinch of salt and simmer on low for about 10-15 minutes.  Once the chicken is done.  Place 2 halves of the waffle on a plate.  Top with a piece of chicken and pour over a bit of the peach compote.  Serve immediately.  Serves 2-3 people.  This dish is so delicious.  The combination of both spicy from the chicken and sweet from the peach compote are perfect.  The soft and crispiness of the waffle add texture and fullness to the dish.  Enjoy!



  1. Chicken & waffles are my favorite.

    1. Thanks Ty it was very good. My first attempt and the combo worked out well.