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Chicken and Waffles

Ingredients

For the Waffles

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs separated
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 2 cups milk

For the Chicken

  • 1 whole 5-6 lb chicken neck, etc. removed
  • 1 head garlic halved
  • 1 lemon halved
  • 1 onion halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Thyme
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted

For the Eggs

  • 2 eggs

Instructions

For the Waffles

  1. Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer directions - use or do not use cooking spray if directions indicate
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bow.
  3. In a second bowl beat or whisk egg yolks and sugar until sugar is dissolved, it will be a pale yellow
  4. Add vanilla bean paste, butter, milk and whisk to combine
  5. Combine the liquid mixture with the flour mixture and stir to combine - careful not to over mix
  6. Beat together (third bowl) egg whites until peaks form - about 1 minute
  7. Gently fold egg white mixture into the batter
  8. Add batter and cook waffles according to manufacturer's directions
  9. Set aside or keep warm in 200 degree oven

For the Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Stuff onion, garlic, lemon, salt, pepper, and thyme in chicken
  3. Rub outer skin with melted butter, add a bit of salt and pepper to taste
  4. Transfer to a rack coated with cooking spray in a baking dish, breast side down
  5. Roast for 1 1/2 hours or until juices run clear
  6. Remove from oven, let cool to handle, shred
  7. Transfer to Dutch oven over high heat
  8. Add 4 cups of chicken stock and heat to a high simmer
  9. In a measuring cup combine 1 tablespoon corn starch with 1/3 cup water
  10. Add cornstarch mixture about 1 tablespoon at a time until desired thickness is reached for a gravy

Fry an Egg

  1. Heat a skillet over high heat and add 2 eggs
  2. Cook for 2 minutes, cover, turn off heat and let cook until desired texture of egg is reached - I like mine more on the done side, so I let them go about 5 minutes

Assembly

  1. Arrange waffle on a plate, cover with shredded chicken and gravy, top with egg, salt and pepper and parsley or chives, if desired