Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles for Music Inspired #SundaySupper

Sunday, August 4, 2013
Does a song ever remind you of food? That is the theme of this weeks #SundaySupper. After taking a few months off from the group, I was excited to join back with this theme. I have quite a few songs stuck in my head after reading the lineup of recipes the group has pulled together this week!

I knew instantly what I wanted to make and for this music inspired #SundaySupper. It wasn't a song that inspired me, instead it was the "Empress of Soul", Glady's Knight. One of my favorite tourist restaurants in Atlanta is Gladys Knights Chicken and Waffles. This weeks theme inspired me to make this dish at home.
 Now, these are not your ordinary Chicken and Waffles. I decided to make Bacon and Cheddar waffles with buttermilk fried chicken tenders. Although I love Chicken and Waffles, I do not like eating fried chicken with a bone. It is too much work trying to get the perfect bite.
Overall, these turned out INCREDIBLE. I will be making this recipe again!!

For the Chicken:
2 cups buttermilk (I make my own - it's super easy, 1 cup of milk to 1 tablespoon of white vinegar, combine, mix well and let sit for 5 minutes)
3 cups self rising flour
House seasoning to season your flour - I use a combo of cayanne pepper, garlic powder, salt, pepper, paprika, Cavenders Greek seasoning
Peanut or Canola oil to fry
Let chicken tenders soak in buttermilk for at least 30 minutes (the longer you soak, the better they will be). Remove chicken from buttermilk, dredge in the seasoned flour, place back into the buttermilk and dredge back into the flour one more time.

Fry the tenders in preheated oil at 350 degrees. I like to use a large cast iron skillet when frying. The tenders should take 5-7 minutes.

For the Waffles:
2 eggs, well beaten
1 cup (8 oz) milk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1½ cups self rising flour
2 teaspoons sugar
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup (4 oz) Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
8 pieces crumbled cooked bacon (I cooked mine in the mircrowave so it would crumble easily)
Preheat your waffle iron. Whisk the eggs, milk, and oil in a large bowl. Stir in your dry ingredients until smooth. Add the shredded cheese and crumbled bacon. Once your waffle iron is hot, pour in enough batter to fill.  Cook according to your iron’s instructions.

Check out the other recipes in this weeks music inspired #SundaySupper!

Prelude (Beverages):
Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40
Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend
Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM
Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary
Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles

Overture (Appetizers):
Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka

Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):
Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight
Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer
Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw
Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs
Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet

Finale (Desserts):
Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits
Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant
Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots
Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae
Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James
Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye
Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino
Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald
Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd
Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI
Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley
Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks
Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2
Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet
Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film
Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies
Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar
Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats

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  1. Ohhhh, love that you made soul food! The chicken bacon and waffles look amazing!

  2. Oh, I think these need to happen in my kitchen asap!

  3. You won me over with the cheese and bacon waffles. Then the buttermilk fried chicken. Triple yum!

  4. What a fantastic idea - bacon and cheddar are the PERFECT addition to waffles for chix & waffles. Now, I want!

  5. Wow, total decadence and I want in on that!!! YUM!!

  6. So those waffles look amazing! I could eat those all day long. I may be making this in the very near future.

  7. I totally adore chicken waffle and this is so unusual! Definitely something I must try.

  8. How fun! I've wanted to make these for a while. Great inspiration.

  9. Oh, what a heavenly treat! I'm going to fry some chicken tenders...I totally agree with you about eating fried chicken off the bone!

  10. I had chicken and waffles for the first time just a few months ago, and I was surprised how much I loved the sweet and savory combo. Looks like you nailed it!

  11. These look INCREDIBLE! I love chicken and waffles and the savory waffle just makes it that much better! There's a chicken and waffle restaurant near me that I've been meaning to stop by and they do the bacon and cheddar waffle too.

  12. I never got the phenomenon of waffles and chicken - but this version looks awesome

  13. Yessss - I love savory waffles, and always love to find new recipes for them! Bacon and cheddar savory waffles? I need to give these a try!

  14. Those waffles alone make me hungry! I don´t know how they can get any better! Awesome food

  15. No need to use bone-in pieces. My friend who owns his own restaurant has a chicken and waffles dish that he serves on his Sunday brunch menu: Boneless skinless chicken breasts served in a waffle cone. Yours looks delicious too!

  16. Oh Yes!! I going to HAVE to put on my running shoes to make this one. Looks delish!

  17. Umm, epic yum. I'm left speechless, and I want these in my mouth.

  18. Oh my goodness. This sounds beyond crazy, but quite delicious. I think you just added another item to my culinary bucket list!

  19. Oh my gosh, these bacon and cheddar waffles are calling my name! I also love that you made boneless chicken because I hate when the bones get in the way. These look amazing!

  20. Omg Megan...your Chicken and Waffles are beautiful! Look at that perfect golden fried batter on the chicken And cheddar/bacon waffles...dude. I'm impressed.
    Even though I'm the opposite of you and prefer bone-in/skin-on chicken for it's flavor/moistness, I do agree that it can be a pain in the ass too...both preparation and eating. Yours truly look like they are from an awesome restaurant. Nice work. Please invite me next time.

  21. Awwwwww yeah! Chicken 'n waffles is one of the best things to eat in the whole world and I love your bacon cheddar twist on the waffles. That sounds incredible! I always make my own buttermilk too - it works the same and that way I don't buy a carton of buttermilk that I end up pouring down the drain.!

  22. I love waffles and bacon cheddar with chicken tenders sound perfect!

  23. This sounds SO good--I wish I had some right now!

  24. Yummo! I am with you - fried chicken without bones, please!


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