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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Chicken and Waffles - Quick Meals -

Chicken and waffles is a southern dish that is often served at breakfast, but is so good for a quick summer supper. Of course if I had a waffle maker I'd make my own, and I usually don't fry chicken unless it's pan fried, which would be good to make your gravy with this, but life gets in the way and I took the easy way out. I got this idea from Publix our local grocery store. Aprons Simple Meals has the recipes card available at the stores or you can go on line. It gives you many quick, and easy meal ideas for us busy moms, and dads. They have the shopping list prepared and a lot of other good information to check out. This one is too easy and I feel a little guilty even posting it, but it was a big hit with my daughter. She wanted to make it again, but this time I used baked chicken instead of fried.

Ingredients
1/2 lb fried chicken tenders (3–4)
1 tablespoon fresh Italian parsley (coarsely chopped)
4 waffles
4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chicken gravy
2 teaspoons chipotle pepper sauce (optional)

Broil* waffles 30 seconds on each side to lightly toast. Place cheese on waffles; top with chicken.
Spoon 2 tablespoons gravy over chicken. Broil 1–2 minutes or until cheese melts and chicken is hot.
Sprinkle with parsley and 1/2 teaspoon pepper sauce. Serve.

*Since I use my stoneware I baked it instead of broiled. I just toasted the waffles first the put the cheese chicken and gravy and popped it back in the oven until warmed. We had it on whole grain waffles and it was served with sriracha sauce. I sprinkled with chipotle chili pepper powder. A friend suggested that I try that on popcorn with a little butter, so I also used the chipotle chili powder on the corn on the cob...it was so good that way! You gotta try it!
There is another version of chicken and waffles Pennsylvania Dutch recipes that use baked shredded chicken, and a few other ingredients. We're making that one next! Have fun!

28 comments:

  1. Very simple and nice meal indeed! The chicken looks very crunchy and nice!

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  2. Umm mouthwatering! I never thought waffle could be topped with chicken. A gorgeous southern fare.

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  3. This is SOOO not on my "diet", but yum and drool!! I hope you enjoyed it. :)

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  4. This is such a luscious dish! you truly put the best love into it...! Goes to must try list..!

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  5. Really love this chicken, look yummy,yummy!! huggs gloria

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  6. Savoury waffles for supper... sounds interesting! Quick to cook, but fills my stomach beautifully :)

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  7. I am so drooling the chicken and corn do look very good yet so easy to prepare! Looks like a very hearty meal too!

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  8. born and bred southern but have never heard of this, guess it just depends on what part of the south....chicken, gravy & waffles, now that's something...

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  9. This would make any Southern boy smile!

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  10. This looks so delicious! My mouth is watering!
    Cheers~

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  11. tasty and very Southern like they have around here he he

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  12. Oh my gosh those look awesome!!! I've always wanted to try that! Yum!

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  13. 3HT - thanks, it was tasty!

    Cool Lassi(e)- This was the first we've had savory waffles, not the last!

    Betty Ray - not an excuse, don't use fried chicken!

    Jay - I hope you do try it!

    Gloria - thank you so much! Cheers!

    the lacquer spoon - you described it perfectly!

    Jeannie - I like this kind of meal quick and tasty! (hearty too) :)

    Drick - I think it's popular in the Carolinas.

    TKW - You betcha!

    Catherine - it was a hit! Cheers! :D

    Chow and Chatter - Yes Rebecca just like around you..lol! :)

    Susan - You should, it's easy enough! (maybe too easy for you) he he

    Diane - Sure pop on over, I'll whip you up a batch! :D

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  14. I have never had this but have heard about it. I think it would be interesting to try!

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  15. mmmm. looks yummy. I'll be right there :)

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  16. chicken and waffles sounds so yummy and delicious.. a perfect comfort meal for me!

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  17. Gosh Lyndz~ I love this whole combo very much. So appertizing and filling.... very very tasty too! I'm drooling over this. Great job! Hope you're having a nice day there.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  18. What a lovely meal! Never heard of a savoury waffle dish. This is so good as a meal. My children would like this. Thanks very much for sharing.

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  19. Oh wow! This looks so good. I will have to try out the recipe for the chicken but I think I will do it with salad as the dieting continues.
    I hope you are enjoying your summer holidays Lyndsey.

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  20. I like the idea of savory waffles...publix does have some good meal ideas.

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  21. It's amazing how we never know where the next tasty recipe will be taken from. It made me think of the few cards that I've picked up from the store and still haven't taken them out of my box. Thanks for the nudging reminder.

    This meal looks very generous...Do you think there will be place for dessert?

    Thanks for sharing and flavourful wishes,
    Claudia

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  22. I've seen this before annd I just know that my kids would die laughing if I gave them waffles this way! I know I would love it though! :-)

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  23. Amazing yumminess...fantastic!

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  24. Sounds yummy! I love those Publix simple meals, the ones I've tried are usually pretty darn good! :-)

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  25. Thanks for visiting and joining me on my site. Love your space here, hope to get some great recipe exchange.
    BTW what is this chipotle chilli powder, never heard this before.
    Following you to keep in touch, take care.

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  26. Okay, this is one of those things I've always wanted to try...but haven't. I don't know why...just hasn't come to fruition!! But you're totally making me remember why I want to all over again! Sounds delicious =)

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  27. Thanks everyone for all your comments, this is a great easy meal and you can make it as healthy as you want.

    Sanjeeta kk - Chipotle chili powder is made from dried chipotle chili which is smoked jalapeƱos. Usually found in adobo sauce. You can now find it several places in the powdered form.

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