Ever since discovering chicken and waffles at Birch and Barley in June, I’ve been on a mission to track down DC’s best take on this classic southern dish. Thus far, that first bite is still the winner–beating out the chicken and waffles at Founding Farmers and Marvin.
One of the great things about brunch, though, is that most of the dishes are simple enough that you can recreate them on your own at home. Sure, your final project may not rival that of a professional chef, but you can get pretty close 🙂
After brainstorming our Sunday brunch, Dan and I decided to give chicken and waffles a hand–and we weren’t disappointed.
One of the things I loved about the Birch and Barley dish was the way they integrated some sweetness into the chicken, and we recreated that flavor by adding maple syrup and honey to the egg wash and the waffle batter.
We didn’t use much of a recipe, but our ingredients were more or less:
- Chicken breast tenders
- 2 eggs
- 1/2-1 cup milk
- Maple syrup
- Waffle mix (or use the simple waffle recipe we used)
For your egg wash, mix eggs, milk, honey, and maple syrup. You’ll also need a flour mix to get the crisp into your chicken. For that, combine flour with some salt and pepper (and even some brown sugar if want).
We used a flour, egg, flour pattern for the dipping to get as much crunch into our chicken as possible. Add some oil to a pan, toss your chicken in, and wait until you hear a pop and see a nice brown crisp.
Meanwhile, prep your waffles on your iron and you’re ready to go!
Top with maple syrup, and enjoy!