Saturday, January 25, 2014

Whole Grain Oats Chicken and Waffles with Maple Gravy

Waffle Batter:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup oats
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
1 stick melted butter
1 1/2 cups buttermilk, plus extra

Oats Chicken:

1 cup oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup pine nuts
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs, beaten
2 pounds chicken breast (cut approx. 1/2 inch thick)
cooking oil for frying


1 cup buttermilk
1 cup maple syrup
1 Tablespoon corn starch
1/2 cup cilantro
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1.  In large bowl add all ingredients for waffle mix.  Mix well.  Make waffles according to waffle iron instructions.
2.  In food processor combine dry ingredients for chicken breading. Puree into powder.  Place in bowl.
3.  In separate dish add beaten eggs.
4.  Heat large skillet with oil.  Medium to high heat.
5.  Dredge chicken pieces in egg and then coat both sides with breading.  Sautee until cooked and brown on both sides.
6.  Drain on paper towels.  Cover and put aside.
7.  In small saucepan add buttermilk, syrup and corn starch and heat on low.  Whisk to get out any lumps.  Add cilantro, salt and cayenne pepper.  Stir.  Serve on top of chicken and waffles.  Garnish with addition cilantro and pine nuts. 

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