I have been seeing tons of recipes and images for chicken and waffle sandwiches. A million different versions with a million different additions.
I decided to finally try one for myself.
Turns out my life could have been completely different had I been introduced to these bad boys years ago. I'm pretty sure I would be living on a tropical island sipping some kind of lovely blue drink with a little umbrella in it if only I had known about these sooner.
Yes, they are that life changing.
I was too. I understand your concerns. But, let me just say this... make this now, using my recipe, or your own favorite toppings, and you will experience a chicken and waffle epiphany.
The sky will seem bluer, the air crisper, music will sound that much sweeter, life will be that much better.
But you will get to eat a tasty sandwich and that's pretty good too.
Easy Chicken and Waffle Sandwich
2 waffles (I used Eggos)
1 slice of cheese
1 slice of onion
2 slices of bacon, cooked, cut into 1 inch bits
2 breaded chicken strips, cooked
1 - 2 Tbsp honey mustard mayo (recipe below)
Honey Mustard Mayo
2 Tbsp mayo
2 Tbsp prepared mustard
1 Tbsp honey
salt & pepper
To prepare honey mustard mayo - whisk together mayo, mustard, honey, and salt & pepper in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare waffles as per package directions. Layer cheese on bottom waffle and place under broiler until cheese is melted, about 1 minute. (You can also microwave for a few seconds but this will make the waffle lose its crispiness.)
Top with bacon and onions.
Then top with hot chicken strips. (I used one as it was big enough to fill the waffle - use 2 if they are smaller.)
Top with 1 - 2 Tbsp of the honey mustard mayo as per your preference. (FYI - I think a little chicken gravy would be fantastic for this step too. That's what I'm trying next!)
Top with remaining waffle. Before eating, flip sandwich over so the excess sauce fills the holes in the waffle. The cheesey bacon half is now on top.
I'm pretty sure my tombstone is going to read "Killed by Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches". I'm actually okay with that.
The little bit of sweetness from the waffle is amazing with the saltiness of the bacon and the chicken. Not to mention all that cheese and sauce...
I just drooled a little...
I think this recipe is a great way to introduce yourself to the whole chicken and waffle experience. Using store bought waffles and chicken strips saves you time and still gives you a good idea of how great these are.
Now that I know I am in love with the whole concept I can spend a little more time with homemade waffles and hand breaded and seasoned chicken.
This was amazing...and I am pretty lazy...
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