Main Dishes

Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle

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Hot Chicken and Jalapeño Bacon Cheddar Waffle is a unique twist on the Nashville classic: a crispy fried boneless chicken breast, served on top of a spicy jalapeño, bacon, and sharp cheddar waffle with a fiery maple syrup sauce.

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FOR THE CHICKEN:
4 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
½ cup pickle juice
1 large egg, beaten
½ cup milk
1 tsp cayenne pepper hot sauce
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp kosher salt
vegetable or peanut oil for frying the chicken
FOR THE MAPLE HOT SAUCE:
1 cup Grade A maple syrup
3-4 Tb cayenne pepper hot sauce
1 tsp cayenne pepper powder
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp paprika
FOR THE WAFFLES:
1¼ cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
¾ tsp kosher salt
1 egg, beaten
1 to 1¼ cup milk
4 Tb butter, melted
1 cup sharp cheese, shredded
¼ cup bacon, cooked and crumbled (4 slices)
3 Tb fresh or pickled jalapeño, minced
Optional garnish: sliced pickles
FOR THE CHICKEN: Marinate the chicken breasts in the pickle juice in the refrigerator in a covered container for 4 hours. After marinating the chicken, remove container from refrigerator and allow...
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Nutritions

Calories
1280

Sodium
2678mg
111% DV

Fat
62g
95% DV

Protein
36g
73% DV

Carbs
140g
47% DV

Fiber
7g
29% DV