Bacon Cheddar Waffles with Chicken

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Delicious savoury bacon and cheddar waffles, topped with baked, boneless breaded chicken strips and topped with a drizzle of pure maple syrup.
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Ingredients

Waffles:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar packed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk shaken
  • 2 Tbsp butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1 Tbsp bacon fat melted and cooled slightly
  • 5 strips bacon cooked and diced
  • 1 1/4 cups grated old cheddar packed
  • Pure maple syrup for drizzling

Instructions

  • In a skillet, fry bacon until crisp. Set aside to cool, reserving 1 Tbsp. of the bacon fat for the waffles. When bacon is cool enough, dice and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to the recommended temperature for your chicken strips. Bake chicken as specified.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and pepper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, buttermilk, melted butter and bacon fat. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and stir to combine. Fold in diced bacon and grated cheddar cheese.
  • Cook waffles in waffle iron until golden and crisp. Top with cooked chicken strips and a drizzle of maple syrup.

Notes

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Nutrition Information:

Calories: 589kcal | Carbohydrates: 63g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 172mg | Sodium: 863mg | Potassium: 502mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Calcium: 223mg | Iron: 3.6mg