Mantastic Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich

Here’s a new take on chicken ‘n’ waffles—made better with beer, bacon, and bourbon. It’s the ultimate manly man meal.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

12
slices bacon
1
tablespoon butter
4
slices onion (from 1 medium onion)

Spicy Fried Chicken

4
boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each)
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3/4
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2
teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1
egg
1/2
teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1/4
cup vegetable oil

Maple-Bourbon-Butter Syrup

3/4
cup pure maple syrup
2
tablespoons butter
1
tablespoon bourbon whiskey

Beer Waffles

2
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
egg
1 1/2
cups regular or nonalcoholic beer (12 oz)
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 2 In 6-inch skillet, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium heat. Cook onion in butter about 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Set aside.
  • 3 Between pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of a meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • 4 In shallow bowl, mix 3/4 cup Bisquick mix and 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder. In another bowl, beat egg and remaining 1/2 teaspoon chipotle powder with fork. Dip chicken into egg mixture; coat with Bisquick mixture.
  • 5 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1/4 cup oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat maple syrup and 2 tablespoons butter to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in bourbon. Set aside.
  • 6 In medium bowl, stir waffle ingredients until blended. Pour slightly less than 2/3 cup batter onto center of hot waffle iron. Close lid of waffle iron. Bake about 5 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffle. Repeat with remaining batter, making 8 waffle sections.
  • 7 To assemble: Place waffle section on plate; top with 3 slices bacon, 1 piece chicken, onion slices and another waffle section. Cut each sandwich in half, serve with syrup for dipping.

Expert Tips

Beer aficionados may want to choose an ale or a more robust beer for these waffles. Those who prefer a milder taste should use light beer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
540
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
28g
28%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
115mg
115%;
Sodium
950mg
950%;
Total Carbohydrate
49g
49%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
20g
20%
),
Protein
22g
22%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.