People think Chicken & Waffles is a Southern thing. But Harlem claims them as well.
During the Harlem Renaissance musicians would come into the Wells Supper Club on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard in the wee hours of the morning.
They couldn't decide if they wanted dinner or breakfast so left over fried chicken and waffles was the perfect solution.
Here's my version.
4 skinless boneless chicken thighs
1 cup flour
1/2 cup corn meal
tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
lots of pepper
Other herbs or spices.
I used cumon and chipotle
1 cup sour cream
Cut the thighs in thirds.
Marinate the chicken in sour cream, salt & lots of pepper.
Mix flour, corn meal, baking powder, salt, pepper, and herbs, Take the chicken directly from sour cream and cover in flour mixture. Fry in about an inch of vegtable oil
Use your favorite waffle recipe. I just used the recipe on the Bisquick box.
Bourbon & Chipotle Maple syrup
Pour about a cup of maple syrup in pan. Add about a fourth cup of bourbon. Melt a couple of tblspoons butter in it. Add as much chipotle powder as you can stand. boil.
Serve the chicken on the waffles and pour the syrup over all of it. It is really good.