Oven Fried Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffles

A healthier spin on the classic, beloved Chicken & Waffles. We’ve all seen oven fried chicken recipes out there before. Some of us have even tried it before and were disappointed due to the dryness and lack of flavor. Well after some searching, I found a basic recipe that worked and worked well. Over the years, I’ve adapted that recipe into my own by playing with a number of flavor combinations.  This recipe is pretty flexible, so feel free to experiment with  any other flavors that you would like to try.

Sweet Potato Waffles

Ingredients 

  • 1 ½ lbs sweet potatoes
  • 6 Eggs (2 egg yolks reserved)
  • ¼ cup Butter (melted)
  • 1 ¼ cups Milk
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp Baking Powder
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ tsp Cloves, ground
  • 1/8tsp Ginger, ground
  • 1/8tsp Nutmeg, ground
  • ½ tsp Salt

Flavors to Try: Orange Zest, Freshly Grated Ginger, Freshly Grated Nutmeg, Bacon, Thyme, Vanilla, Anise, Allspice, Dates

Toppings to Try: Baked Apple Slices, Pecans, Walnuts, Maple Syrup, Pumpkin Seeds, Pears

Steps

  1. Clean the sweet potatoes and bake them at 400 degrees F for about an hour, until tender. You should be able to easily pierce through the potato. When the sweet potatoes are done and have cooled down, scrape the potato meat from the skin into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the sweet potatoes until mostly smooth. It is if they are a little lumpy
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, combine 1 ½ cup mashed sweet potato, 1 ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup brown sugar, ¼ cup melted butter, and 2 egg yolks
  4. In another mixing bowl  whisk together the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour,  baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, ground clove, ginger and nutmeg
  5. Mix the sweet potato mixture into the flour mixture and combine
  6. Next, beat the egg whites. Beat the eggs in a stand mixer or hand mixer until they form peaks
  7. In parts, fold the egg whites into the sweet potato mixture
  8. Using a warmed waffle iron, coat all sides with cooking spray and then add a heaping cup of waffle mix onto the waffle iron. Cook the waffles per your equipment’s instructions

Notes: Recipe Adapted from Cooking Stoned

Oven Fried Chicken

Ingredients

  • 3lbs Chicken: Thighs, boneless skinless or Tenderloins
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 cup All-Purpose flour
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tsp Lawry’s Chile & Garlic Salt (also try Lawry’s Seasoning Salt)
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 ½ cups Panko
  • ¼ cup Canola Oil

Dipping Sauce:  olive oil mayonnaise, ketchup, and mild Tabasco sauce

  • The quantity of each depends on your specific taste preferences

Flavors to Try: Fresh Rosemary, Sage, Cumin, Fresh Thyme, Tarragon, Old Bay

   Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Trim off the excess fat off of the thighs, if you are using thighs
  3. In 3 separate bowls combine
  • Bowl 1- the flour, salt and pepper
  • Bowl 2- egg, milk, sriracha, salt and pepper in the second
  • Bowl 3- Panko, Lawry’s chile & garlic salt, Paprika, Canola Oil, salt and pepper in third
  1. Dip the chicken into each bowl
  2. Place on baking sheet and let it bake in the oven for about 45 minutes.

Note: Recipe adapted from Damn Delicious damndelicious.net

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