Gigi’s Chicken and Waffles

Gigi Quaranta 

Gigi's Chicken and Waffles

Ingredients

  • Waffles 

    2 eggs 
    ¼ cup of vegetable oil 
    1 3/4 cups milk 
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
    2 cups flour 
    1 tablespoon baking powder 
    Pinch of salt 
    2 teaspoons cinnamon 
    1 tablespoon sugar 

    Chicken 
    1 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken breast 
    *Dry * 
    2 cups flour 
    1 cup breadcrumbs or Panko 
    1 tablespoon cinnamon 
    2 tablespoons of Goya Adobo seasoning 
    Pinch of pepper 
    Hint of paprika 

    *Wet*
    4 eggs 
    2 cups heavy cream or whole milk 
    1 tablespoon of vanilla extract 

  • Crispy Mushroom "Bacon"
    Mushrooms 

    Coffee Syrup 
    1 cup maple syrup 
    3 tablespoons dry coffee grounds 
    1 -2 cinnamon sticks 
    1 whole split vanilla bean 

    Goat Cheese Spread 
    Goat Cheese 
    ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes 
    ½ teaspoon thyme 
    1 teaspoon parsley 
    1 teaspoon basil 
    ½ teaspoon oregano 
    1 teaspoon dill 
    Season with salt and pepper 

    Apple Slaw 
    1 – 2 Golden Delicious apples 
    1 lemon 
    1 orange 
    2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint 
    1 teaspoon salt and cracked pepper

Directions 

Chicken 
Thoroughly rinse the chicken. Then mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Whisk together all the wet ingredients together in a bowl. Bread the chicken dry-wet-dry. Heat a cast iron skillet with vegetable oil infused with sage. Fry the chicken until golden brown on both sides and cooked through. Keep warm or continue cooking in a warm oven

Waffles 
Mix dry ingredients separate from the wet ingredients. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in small increments. Pour on greased hot waffle iron. Place waffles on a plate. 

Crispy Mushroom "Bacon"
Slice mushrooms and fry in the same oil as the chicken until they are crispy, like a bacon consistency. 

Coffee Syrup 
Heat the maple syrup, dry coffee grounds, cinnamon sticks, and whole split vanilla bean. Serve warm 

Goat Cheese Spread 
Whip goat cheese with red pepper flakes, thyme, parsley, basil, oregano, and dill. Season with salt and pepper (should be like a spicy, herb, whipped butter). 

Apple Slaw 
Slice 1 to 2 apples thinly and toss with juice/zest of a whole lemon, juice/zest of a whole orange, freshly chopped mint, salt, and cracked pepper. 

Place waffle on a plate and top with chicken. Add the mushroom bacon, coffee syrup and top with goat cheese spread and delicately sprinkle the apple slaw over the dish

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