Sage fried chicken and bacon waffles

  • For sage fried chicken:
  • 2 (250g) airline chicken breasts (boneless, skin-on breast with the first wing joint attached)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 140g cornflakes
  • 2 tsp freshly minced sage (mixed with cornflakes)
  • For the bacon waffles
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 700g plain flour
  • 50g sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbs baking powder
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 500ml buttermilk
  • 500ml milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 125ml melted, unsalted butter
  • 4 slices streaky bacon, cooked
  • Maple syrup, optional
  • Fried leeks, for garnish, optional
  • Rosemary sprigs, for garnish, optional
  • Special Equipment:
  • Square waffle iron
  • Wooden skewers
To make Sage fried chicken:

1) Dip and coat chicken breast in egg then cornflake mixture. Deep-fry for 5 to 6 minutes until golden brown and crispy.

To make Bacon waffles:

1) Preheat waffle iron and coat well with nonstick spray.

2) In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the eggs and mix in the buttermilk, milk, vanilla and butter. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry, stirring together lightly, leaving the batter slightly lumpy. Using a 6-ounce ladle, pour the batter in the center of the hot waffle iron. Place 2 slices of cooked bacon diagonally over each other and the waffle, making an X shape. Close the waffle iron lid. Cook until golden brown and slightly crispy.

3) Remove to cutting board and cut into 4 squares. Place two waffle squares side by side on a plate then stack remaining two in the center on top of the first two. Place the chicken breasts on top of this and secure in the center of each chicken breast with a wooden skewer.

4) Top with warm maple syrup. Garnish with fried leeks and a 24-cm rosemary sprig.

This recipe was provided by professional chefs and has been scaled down from a bulk recipe provided by a restaurant. The Food Network Kitchens chefs have not tested this recipe, in the proportions indicated, and therefore, we cannot make any representation as to the results.

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