Sweet Heat Chicken and Waffles

Fluffy waffles topped with crispy Hungry Planet Chicken™ is the perfect pairing of sweet and savory.

Photos by: Abirami Gunasekaran @limelightpix

  • 25 min

    Preparation
  • 25 min

    Cooking
  • 50 min

    Total time
  • 4

    Servings
  • Easy

    Level
  • 29

    Ingredients

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Hungry Planet Chicken™
  • 1 ¼ tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 4 tbsp soy milk*
  • ½ tsp vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp tabasco sauce
  • 1 ⅔ cup self-rising flour
  • 2 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp red pepper
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • ¾ tsp paprika
  • ¼ tsp granulated garlic
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • 2 ½ tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 ⅓ tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅓ cup almond milk*
  • 1 ⅓ cup self-rising flour
  • 3 ½ tbsp rice flour
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup agave syrup
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp malt vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp red pepper
  • ⅛ tsp kosher salt
  • * Please use whatever products you have in your kitchen; plant-based ingredients are just what we have in ours.

Instructions:

  • Step 1.

    Thoroughly mix 1 lb Hungry Planet Chicken™ with 1 ¼ cup cajun seasoning seasoning. Form into 4 oz patties.

  • Step 2.

    Mix ingredients for Soy Buttermilk: 4 tbsp soy milk, ½ tsp vinegar, ⅛ tsp tabasco sauce.

  • Step 3.

    Combine ingredients for Fried chicken coating flour: 1 ⅔ cup flour, 2 ½ tsp baking powder, ½ tsp kosher salt, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp red pepper, 2 ½ tsp cajun seasoning, ¾ tsp paprika, ¾ tsp paprika, ¼ tsp granulated garlic, ¼ tsp onion powder, 2 ½ tsp cornstarch.

  • Step 4.

    Dip patties into soy buttermilk. Then into fried chicken coating flour. Repeat. Fry in 350°F oil until golden and 160°F internal temperature.

  • Step 5.

    Whisk 2 tbsp vegetable oil, 1 ⅓ cup sugar, ½ tsp vanilla extract and 1 ⅓ cup almond milk together.

  • Step 6.

    Blend 1 ⅓ cup self-rising flour, 3 ½ tbsp rice flour, and ⅛ tsp baking soda together. Add to the vegetable oil mixture. Blend ONLY until dry mixture is wet. Do not over mix - the batter should be Lumpy!

  • Step 7.

    Preheat the waffle iron. When hot put 1 cup of batter in waffle iron and cook until golden brown!

  • Step 8.

    Combine the ingredients for the sweet heat maple glaze: ¼ cup agave syrup, ¼ cup maple syrup, ½ tsp chili powder, ½ tsp malt, ⅛ tsp red pepper, ⅛ tsp kosher salt. Bring all ingredients to a simmer, remove from heat. Allow to cool for about 15 minutes before using.

  • Step 9.

    Serve Hungry Planet Fried Chicken on waffles and drizzle with Sweet Heat Maple Glaze.

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