I never met a brunch I didn’t like. But truth be told, I don’t have a lot of experience actually making brunch dishes at home! Most of my brunch expertise lies in picking a really good restaurant (that’s a skill, right?…). So recently we decided to have a couple friends over for brunch and we wanted to get a little adventurous, and by adventurous I mean these super easy maple chicken + waffle sandwiches. Guys, I’m pretty sure this recipe qualifies me as a culinary genius — we couldn’t stop eating these. We upped our game by partnering with Got Milk? to pair the sandwiches with a good ol’ fashioned glass of milk, which was totally crucial. True story: after the first bite, Mr. Lovely literally said, “Woah, these DO need milk.” And I was like, “Mission accomplished.”
- your favorite waffle mix
- 1 egg
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup maple syrup + extra syrup for drizzling
- maple butter
- your favorite boneless fried chicken
The beauty of these things is that they’re semi-homemade. So no, you don’t have to stand over a deep fryer making your own fried chicken. (Well, I suppose you could if you really wanted to.) But no! Just get some boneless breasts from your favorite fried chicken joint and check that off your list. Then make your waffles.
We used our favorite boxed waffle mix and altered the recipe a bit. We ended up with 2 cups of waffle mix, 1 cup of milk, 1 egg, and 1/4 cup of maple syrup to make the perfect waffle consistency. The maple syrup in the batter is key! You may need to add a little more or less milk to your mix; experiment until your waffle batter is not too runny but still pourable. Spoon your batter into a waffle maker and make your waffles.
Once you’ve got your fresh waffles all done, spread a bit of maple butter on the top of a single waffle. Stack a chicken breast on top of it. Drizzle some maple syrup over the chicken. Top it all with another waffle and you’ve got a brunch sandwich that will get the job done, lemme tell ya.
Feed this baby to your guests and don’t forget the milk — somehow it really is the perfect complement. The sweet and savory combo of the sandwich just needs that refreshing glass of milk to wash it down. And the most fun part about the meal is that it feels a little bit fancy and special, but it’s really just some great basic flavors all hanging out together. Simple is awesome!Give this one a shot at your next brunch get together, and tell all your guests I said you’re welcome. xoxo
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