Chicken n Waffles with Maple Salted Caramel

Take it up a notch with these buttermilk waffles topped with fiery fried chicken and sticky, sweet syrup.

Prep time:

25 min

Cook time:

50 min

Ingredients (Serves 6)

Chicken

  • 3 1/2 tsp Colman's Dry English mustard powder divided
  • 3/4 tsp Colman's English mustard
  • 12 chicken legs lollipops
  • 8 1/2 tsps ground chipotle pepper divided
  • 1 quart buttermilk
  • 2 tsp kosher salt divided
  • 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper divided
  • 2 cups flour
  • oil for frying

Waffles

  • 3 cups belgium waffles mix
  • 1 1/2 cup cold water
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup canola oil

Topping

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup salted caramel sauce
  • 1 cup pecans roughly chopped

Method

  1. In a large bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon ground chipotle pepper, 1 ½ teaspoons of Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder, buttermilk, 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper until combined.

  2. Place chicken lollipops in a large container and pour the buttermilk mixture over the chicken; cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, 4 teaspoons of ground chipotle pepper, 2 teaspoons of Colman’s Dry Mustard Powder, and the remainder of the salt and pepper until combined.

  4. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk marinade and coat each piece in the flour mixture. Transfer coated chicken to a tray and set aside.

  5. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  6. In a large, heavy skillet heat 2 inches of oil until it registers 390 degrees F on an instant read thermometer. Fry the coated chicken, turning often until browned; approximately 10 minutes.

  7. Drain and transfer to a sheet pan set with a silicon sheet. Finish in the oven until done; approximately 30 minutes or until it reaches 180 degrees F internal temperature.

  8. While the chicken is cooking, in a small sauce pan, combine the maple syrup, salted caramel, Colman’s Prepared mustard and 1 ½ teaspoons of ground chipotle pepper.

  9. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring to combine and just warmed. Stir in the pecans and keep warm until ready to use.

  10. In a large bowl, mix together the waffle mix, cold water, eggs and oil until combined. Using a Belgium Waffle maker, make 12 small waffles.

  11. Place a fried chicken lollipop on each of the Belgium waffles and spoon over some of the maple and salted caramel syrup and serve.