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Fake “Fried” Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Today I’m sharing a delicious Fried Chicken and Waffle recipe that you can make at home for either breakfast or dinner! But it’s not just any fried chicken – it’s a healthier “fake” fried chicken made with a cereal crumb coating using cereal which is then baked in the oven instead of fried. Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.comMy husband LOVES fried chicken and he LOVES waffles, so this recipe is perfect for him and it’s a bit healthier since it isn’t fried. Plus this is perfect for when you want breakfast for dinner, but want something more than just bacon and eggs. Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.comTry this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.comThe full recipe tutorial is below, but you’ll need a few ingredients first:

  • Chicken legs
  • Buttermilk
  • Eggs
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Cereal (I used Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted)

Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.com

For the cereal crumb coat, I used Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted. It adds a great honey flavor! I had to break it down into smaller pieces so it would stick to the chicken by putting it in a zipped bag and going over it with a rolling pin.

Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.com

Start by whisking your buttermilk and 2 eggs together, then put your chicken in a small bowl and pour the milk mixture over the chicken so all the chicken legs are coated. Let the bowl sit in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.

Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.com

When ready, remove the chicken legs from the fridge and take 1 chicken leg at a time, shake off any excess milk mixture, then roll in the Honey Bunches of Oats mixture, making sure to cover each side, then place each leg into a greased baking pan. Bake at 375 F for 30-40 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 F.

 

 

Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.comTry this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.comFor the sauce, I made a simple honey mustard sauce using 1/4 cup honey, 1/3 cup mayonnaise, 1/3 cup spicy mustard, some cayenne pepper, and some lemon juice. Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.comTry this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.com

And if you would like the recipe for the savory waffle, check out my Savory Waffle Recipe right here and let me know in the comments if you’ll go sweet or savory with the waffle!

Try this fake baked fried chicken with savory waffles drizzled with a honey mustard sauce! // saltycanary.com

Fake "Fried" Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 chicken legs
  • 1 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tb paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 cups Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted

Instructions

  1. Start by whisking your buttermilk and 2 eggs together, then put your chicken in a small bowl and pour the milk mixture over the chicken so all the chicken legs are coated. Let the bowl sit in the refrigerator for 20-30 minutes.
  2. While it refrigerates, roll your Honey Bunches of Oats into smaller pieces, add the paprika and garlic powder to it, and place on a plate ready for rolling the chicken.
  3. Next, preheat your oven to 375 F.
  4. When ready, remove the chicken legs from the fridge and take 1 chicken leg at a time, shake off any excess milk mixture, then roll in the Honey Bunches of Oats mixture, making sure to cover each side, then place each leg into a greased baking pan.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until chicken reaches 165 F.
  6. While the chicken bakes, make your honey mustard sauce and waffles and chop some green onions for on top.
  7. Enjoy!

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