Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches
2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut in half
1 1/2 Cups Buttermilk
1 Tablespoon Hot Sauce, optional
1 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Salt
1 Teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
Canola Oil, for frying
8 Slices Martin’s Old-Fashioned Real Butter Bread
4 Leaves Lettuce
1 Medium Tomato, sliced
1 Avocado, sliced
Maple Honey Mustard:
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
1 Tablespoon Honey
3 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
3 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk and hot sauce. Add the chicken to the bowl and toss together until fully submerged and coated. Cover and place in the fridge to marinate for about 30 minutes.
In a shallow dish combine the flour, salt, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, and black pepper.
Remove marinated chicken pieces from the buttermilk mixture and allow to drain slightly. One at a time, coat each chicken breast in the flour mixture on both sides, then again in the buttermilk, then a second time in the flour mixture, on both sides. Place each coated chicken breast on a rack on top of a baking sheet. Allow the chicken to rest for about 10 minutes before frying.
Meanwhile, heat about 2 inches of oil in a heavy pan. Once the oil is hot, fry the chicken in batches. Cook for about 5 minutes on the first side, turn over once golden brown and crispy, continue to cook for another 4 minutes on the other side. Drain the chicken and place on a separate rack set over a baking sheet. You can keep the cooked chicken warm in a 200°F oven until all the chicken is fried and you’re ready to serve.
Preheat a waffle iron.
Meanwhile, butter both sides of each slice of Butter Bread. Grill each bread slice in the preheated waffle iron until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
Prepare Maple Honey Mustard: Whisk together maple syrup, honey, and both mustards in a small bowl until smooth.
Build each fried chicken sandwich by layering a fried chicken piece, some lettuce, sliced tomato, avocado, and maple honey mustard, in between two slices of waffled Butter Bread.