If reading this issue is making you hungry, why not retire to your kitchen and make yourself a snack? Or you could just wait until dinnertime and fry up this delicious Chicken & Waffles recipe from Bestie-winning Diner, Alexis Diner in Troy. We like Plan B.
Alexis Diner’s Chicken & Waffles
8 boneless chicken thighs
2 cups buttermilk
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
Vegetable oil for frying
Soak chicken in buttermilk and refrigerate for 24 hours. Before frying, let the chicken sit out for an hour to get it up to room temperature.
Meanwhile, combine flour, salt and spices in a large mixing bowl and stir together. Put thighs in bowl and thoroughly coat each with breading, pressing once or twice to make sure they’re evenly coated. Preheat oil in frying pan at medium to medium-high heat, then fry chicken for 6–8 minutes total. Turn chicken while frying and make sure it doesn’t get too brown.
While frying the chicken, get your waffle iron ready and make your favorite type of waffle. Top chicken and waffles with maple syrup and hot sauce, if desired.