Chicken and waffles is typically a breakfast food, but not necessary. It’s more of a full mean than your average waffles. There are two types of chicken and waffles recipes. The first one is Dutch. With this recipe a normal waffle is topped with pulled, stewed chicken and then covered in gravy.
This Dutch chicken and waffles recipe is more known in areas that have Pennsylvania Dutch influences and is not that popular. Most of the times when you talk about chicken and waffles you talk about the second chicken and waffles recipe where you serve fried chicken along with waffles.
This recipe is especially popular in southern parts of United States. Here waffles are covered with butter and/or syrup and served with fried chicken. Both of these recipes give you a bit of unusual combination of foods, but nevertheless especially the second one is very popular in the United States and is considered to be a soul food.
This first chicken and waffles recipe will be the dutch chicken and waffles recipe, if you are looking for the typical American chicken and waffles check out our other recipe.
For this Dutch chicken and waffles recipe we will need:
- olive oil
- 1/2 whole chicken
- 1 stalk celery
- 1 medium carrot
- 1 small onion
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 cans low sodium chicken broth (18 1/8 ounce)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup cold water
- salt & pepper
First we will heat the oil in a stew pan and in the mean time we sprinkle both sides of chicken with salt and pepper. Make sure you have the stove set to high heat. We then roast the chicken on oil until its brown on both sides. After we add all the vegetables – celery, carrot, onion, and bay leaf and after a minute the chicken broth.
Now it’s time to reduce the heat and and cover the pan. simmer until the chicken is tender. This should take about one hour.
If your chicken has bones (in the right Dutch chicken and waffles recipe it should) now its the time to remove chicken from the pan, cool it and remove the bones and pull the meat apart into small pieces. If there are no bones then just pull the meat into small pieces.
Now, when the broth has cooled down a bit you can skim the excess fat and remove the vegetables. You don’t need the vegetables, so you can eat them or throw them away…
We will try and thicken the broth. So mix flour and water until you get a smooth mixture. Put the broth back on the stove and bring it to a boil. Slowly and gently mix in the flour-water and mix rapidly every time you add some.
You should continue adding flour and water until the broth… well now we can call it gravy, get the desired thickness. Now add chicken and set the stove to low heat so the chicken and gravy stay warm.
In the mean time you can make waffles. We will not be telling you here how to make waffles since our site is filled with waffles recipes. If you made waffles before or while the broth was cooking you can keep them warm by placing them into the oven at about 200 degrees F.
And you are done, just serve the waffles with chicken and chicken and waffles are done.