Add flavor to your brunch with the sweet taste of honey as part of a remade rendition of a breakfast favorite: chicken and waffles.
This recipe for Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Chicken combines sweet with savory to shine as the main course for your gathering.
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Chive and Orange Blossom Honey Waffles and Spicy Garlic Honey Chicken
Recipe courtesy of chef Jenny Dorsey on behalf of the National Honey Board
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons kosher salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
1/4 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
2 tablespoons orange blossom honey
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon ancho chile powder
vegetable oil, as needed
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons orange blossom honey
1 teaspoon orange zest
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/4 cups whole milk
2 large eggs
1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped
3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
To make chicken: Rinse chicken thighs and pat dry with paper towels; place in large bowl.
In separate bowl, combine buttermilk, 1 tablespoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, rosemary and honey. Pour buttermilk mixture over chicken; cover and let marinate 8 hours or overnight.
In separate mixing bowl, combine flour, remaining salt, remaining pepper, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and ancho chile powder; stir.
Remove each piece of chicken from buttermilk, shake to remove excess liquid and dredge in flour mixture. Shake off excess.
In deep fryer, heat oil to 375 F. Fry chicken until internal temperature reaches 175 F or juices run clear, approximately 5 minutes per thigh.
Drain on paper towels.
To make waffles: In large mixing bowl, mix flour, honey, orange zest, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, chives and cheese until combined.
Use waffle maker to cook four waffles in batches.
Place chicken on waffles and drizzle with honey.
Source: Family Features