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Chicken and Cornmeal Waffles

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June 18, 2017

Cyn Robinson is a Mississippi gal now living in Georgia. She knows her southern dishes! Especially Southern specializes in all things southern cuisine and brings all her recipes to life at  especiallysoutherndishes.com. Follow her on Instagram @especiallysouthern.

  • Prep: 3 hrs 5 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs 45 mins
  • Yields: 6 Waffles

Directions

Cornmeal Waffles

1Preheat waffle iron according to manufactures instructions.

2In a large-mixing bowl, whisk the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and sea salt together. Make a well in the center and set aside.

3In a medium mixing bowl or large measuring cup, combine milk, eggs, melted butter, honey and extract.

4Add the wet ingredients into the dry, whisking until smooth and combined.

5Spray or brush your waffle iron grates with oil or butter.

6Add the specified amount of batter to your waffle iron per manufactures directions; I use about 1/3 cup of batter.

7Cook to your desired doneness.

8Serve waffles immediately.

Crispy Baked Chicken Strips

1Preheat oven to 375 degrees, line a large baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and place a cooking rack on top sprayed with cooking spray.

2In a skillet over medium heat, melt the butter or heat oil of choice and add the panko crumbs, stirring often until golden brown about 3-5 minutes.

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4In a shallow bowl, add the toasted panko crumbs and breadcrumbs; tossing to combine.

5In medium bowl whisk flour, eggs, mayonnaise, hot sauce, mustard, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.

6Add the chicken to the batter, making sure to get a good coat.

7Allow the excess batter to drip from the chicken and place the chicken in the breadcrumb mixture; patting the crumbs into the chicken.

8Transfer the coated chicken to the prepared baking tray and repeat with remaining chicken.

9Spray the tops of the chicken lightly with cooking spray and bake for 25-35 minutes depending on thickness.

10Remove from oven and serve immediately with favorite sauce or side.

Ingredients

Cornmeal Waffles

1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

1 ½ cups yellow Palmetto Farms cornmeal

4 teaspoons baking powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

2 cup whole milk

2 large eggs

8 tablespoons (1 stick) butter, melted

4 tablespoons honey

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Cooking spray or 4 tablespoons of melted butter for waffle iron; optional

Crispy Baked Chicken Strips

2 ½ cups panko crumbs

1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

3 tablespoons butter or 1 tablespoon canola oil or ghee

1/3 cup all purpose flour

3 large eggs

¼ cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons hot sauce

3 tbsp yellow mustard or dijon mustard

1 ½ teaspoon sea salt

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon black pepper

Cooking spray

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