When you want to impress dinner guests in the most delicious way, try this hot chicken waffle sandwich! The waffle is tender and slightly sweet, which balances the spiciness from the chicken perfectly. The chicken is insanely crunchy on the outside with a slightly sticky, spicy glaze. The hot chicken and cold crunch of the slaw is perfect.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Chicken:
Waffles:

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Begin preparing chicken: place chicken thighs in a medium bowl. Add buttermilk and hot sauce and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.

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  • Prepare waffles: combine waffle mix, water, egg, and oil in a medium bowl; whisk until well combined.

  • Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C). Preheat a mini waffle maker according to manufacturer's instructions.

  • Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. Cook waffles one at a time until golden brown. Place cooked waffles on a baking sheet and place in the oven to keep warm.

  • Finish preparing chicken: heat 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) in a deep cast iron skillet or Dutch oven.

  • While oil heats, combine flour, 2 teaspoons paprika, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a shallow dish.

  • Remove chicken thighs from the buttermilk mixture one at a time and allow excess to drip off. Coat chicken lightly in flour mixture and shake off any excess. Repeat the process once more, dipping chicken back in the buttermilk mixture and flour mixture, and shaking off any excess. Place chicken on a wire rack set inside a rimmed baking sheet. Repeat to coat remaining chicken.

  • Fry 2 chicken thighs at a time in the hot oil until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 170 degrees F (77 degrees F), turning 2 to 3 times, about 8 minutes per batch. Drain chicken on a clean wire rack set inside a paper towel-lined baking sheet.

  • Combine remaining paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper with cayenne pepper and brown sugar in a medium bowl. Carefully whisk in 1 cup of the hot frying oil. Brush each fried chicken thigh with the spicy oil mixture.

  • Stir maple syrup into the remaining spice mixture.

  • Place 1 piece of chicken on a waffle and top with 1/4 cup coleslaw. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of the spicy maple mixture and place a second waffle on top. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve immediately.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

990 calories; protein 37.6g; carbohydrates 113.7g; fat 43.4g; cholesterol 142.6mg; sodium 2386.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews

Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2021
But the word is sammich!!!!!!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2021
Absolute home run. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
03/07/2021
Soooo where does the one egg come into play here? And in the directions, you mention adding brown sugar to the spice seasoning yet, who's to know how much brown sugar when that's not an ingredient listed? Poor directions for a person that doesn't know how to cook or improvise. Too bad Allrecipes can't monitor what's being published for public viewing. Perhaps you should update your recipe. Plus, people don't want to watch a 10 minute video on 5 different recipes when looking up a single meal. Read More
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