Hot Chicken-and-Waffle Sandwiches with Chive Cream

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Hot Chicken-and-Waffle Sandwiches with Chive CreamRecipe

Photo: Hector Sanchez Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

We did a taste test and loved the just-fried tenders from the Publix grocery store deli.

Serves 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)

Ingredients

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HOT CHICKEN
9 fried chicken breast tenders
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1/2 cup peanut oil
WAFFLES
2 cups (about 9 oz.) all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon table salt
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
1/4 cup (2 oz.) salted butter, melted
2 large eggs
CHIVE CREAM
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
1 teaspoon water

Preparation

Active: 40 Minutes
Total: 40 Minutes

1. Prepare Hot Chicken: Preheat oven to 200°F. Place chicken tenders in a single layer on a baking sheet, and keep warm in oven until ready to use.

2. Stir together cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and 1 tablespoon of the sugar in a small saucepan. Whisk in peanut oil, and cook over low, whisking constantly, until well combined, about 5 minutes. Set aside.

3. Prepare Waffles: Whisk together flour, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in a medium bowl. Whisk buttermilk, butter, and eggs in a small bowl. Stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture until combined. Cook batter, in batches, in a preheated, lightly greased waffle iron until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes.

4. Prepare Chive Cream: Stir together sour cream, chives, and 1 teaspoon water in a small bowl.

5. Assemble Sandwiches: Toss tenders and cayenne mixture in a large bowl. Place 1 1/2 tenders on each of 6 waffles; top each with 2 tablespoons chive cream and 1 waffle. Serve immediately.

Created date

February 2016