Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches
June 24, 2018
"A different twist on a sandwich."
- Serving Size: 1 (218.9 g)
- Calories 466.8
- Total Fat - 22.5 g
- Saturated Fat - 5.8 g
- Cholesterol - 80.4 mg
- Sodium - 1063.1 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 36 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.3 g
- Sugars - 5.9 g
- Protein - 29.1 g
- Calcium - 239.6 mg
- Iron - 5.1 mg
- Vitamin C - 7.7 mg
- Thiamin - 0.6 mg
Step by Step Method
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels.
Combine the mayonnaise and the next 5 ingredients (through black pepper) in a small bowl.
Spread mayonnaise mixture evenly over 4 waffles. Divide the chicken, bacon, tomatoes and lettuce evenly over the 4 servings. Top with the remaining waffles.
No special items needed.
The ingredient tips, suggestions, variations, facts, questions and answers below are not edits to the original author's recipe. They are not meant to imply any change would improve the recipe. They're offered for convenience, alternative ideas, and points of interest. If you have any comments about them, please post in the Help & Ideas forum.
- Choose ripe tomatoes for this recipe, as they will provide the best flavor and texture.
- Look for whole-grain waffles for an added nutritional boost.
- Substitute turkey bacon for regular bacon - This substitution reduces the amount of fat in the dish, making it a healthier option.
- Substitute whole wheat bread for waffles - This substitution adds more fiber and nutrition to the dish, while still providing a delicious flavor.
Vegetarian Option Replace the chicken with thinly sliced roasted vegetables, such as bell peppers, zucchini, and eggplant. Instead of bacon, use a tablespoon of olive oil to cook the vegetables.
Roasted Asparagus with Lemon & Garlic: This delicious side dish is the perfect accompaniment to the Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches. Roasted asparagus is lightly seasoned with garlic and lemon, which adds a bright and zesty flavor to the dish. The combination of the savory flavors of the sandwich and the tangy asparagus is sure to be a hit!
Herbed Potato Salad: This potato salad is a great accompaniment to the Chicken & Waffle Sandwiches. The creamy and crunchy potatoes are tossed with a flavorful blend of herbs and spices, adding a fresh and flavorful contrast to the savory sandwiches. The combination of the tangy asparagus and the herbed potato salad is sure to be a hit!
Q: How do I make the mayonnaise mixture?
A: In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, buttermilk, cider vinegar, granulated sugar, garlic powder and freshly ground black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are evenly incorporated.
Q: How long should the mayonnaise mixture be refrigerated?
A: The mayonnaise mixture should be refrigerated for at least one hour before serving. It can be stored in the refrigerator for up to five days.
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Fun Fact 1: The combination of chicken and waffles is said to have originated in Harlem in the 1930s. It is believed to have been popularized by African-American celebrity chef, Edna Lewis, who was known for her Southern-style cooking.
Fun Fact 2: The combination of chicken and waffles is also popular in the United States among African-American communities, especially in the South. It is often served at soul food restaurants, and has become a popular dish in pop culture, appearing in music lyrics, movies, and TV shows.