One of the strangest sounding things my husband and his family have introduced me to during the past 15 years is chicken and waffles. (The other thing is Christmas crackers...not served with cheese, but the kind that pop for celebrations.) I will admit that I thought the chicken and waffle combination was too strange to taste good. Derek quickly explained if I like chicken and biscuits (YES!), then I would like chicken and waffles. (YES!)
So I tried them. And now it's a favorite. My 8-year-old asked me this past weekend when we would have it again. We can think of Grandma and Grandpa every time we enjoy them.
Now you may notice that our chicken and waffle recipe is very different from what some restaurants call chicken and waffles. They serve a baked or fried chicken. This is more of a chicken and gravy recipe.
cooked chicken, small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
Make a mixture of flour and water. (Do this as you would for gravy. Maybe 3 tablespoons flour and 1/4 cup water?) Heat chicken broth in a saucepan over medium heat. When hot and bubbly, whisk in flour mixture, salt, and pepper. Wisk together to form a creamy gravy. Use additional flour if it is not thick enough. Add chicken. Cook over low heat while preparing waffles. Stir occasionally.
I know a recipe should provide specific amounts of ingredients. However, I just make this by adding a bit of this and a bit of that. I suspect I use 1-1 1/2 cups of broth. (Sometimes it is from the freezer and sometimes from a can.) I likely have about 1-2 cups of chicken. Sometimes when I make chicken and waffles, the chicken gravy has more liquid than meat, but we do prefer it to have lots of meat, as pictured above.
If you aren't quite brave enough for chicken and waffles, then make the chicken gravy with my biscuit recipe. But really, you should try chicken and waffles. Maybe I can make you a convert the way Derek's grandma changed me.
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