Oven-Fried Chicken & Biscuit Waffles #BrunchWeek

by Erin

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Oven-Fried Chicken & Biscuit Waffles

After getting you liquored up yesterday with my Raspberry Tequila Sunrise, how about something savory? For brunch today I am serving up a combination of chicken & biscuits and chicken & waffles using my favorite technique for oven-fried chicken. But this time the Panko breading was seasoned with Cajun seasoning. Then I made waffles out of biscuit batter and topped it all off with a dollop of homemade basil pesto. For a sweeter option, this would also be great topped with some Bonne-Maman fruit preserves.

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Serves 4


2 chicken breasts, butterflied

1 egg white

1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs

1/2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning


1-1/2 cups Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour

2-1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1 cup buttermilk

Basil pesto, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Arrange a wire rack on a large baking sheet; coat rack with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place the egg white in a shallow bowl and lightly beat. Combine Panko and Cajun seasoning in a second shallow bowl. Dip the chicken into the egg then coat with the bread crumbs. Arrange on prepared rack and spray tops with cooking spray. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden and cooked through.
  3. While the chicken cooks, prepare the waffles. Preheat a Belgian waffle iron per manufacturer’s instructions.

  4. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add buttermilk and stir with a fork until just combined.
  5. Scoop batter into preheated waffle iron and cook until outside is golden brown and toasted. Repeat with remaining batter. Serve topped with a piece of chicken and a dollop of pesto.

Source: Chicken adapted from The New Way to Cook Light. Waffles adapted slightly from Breakfast for Dinner.

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) May 9, 2014 - 8:13 pm

ooooh I love that you put pesto on top of the chicken and waffles!! So creative!! AND delicious!

Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons May 7, 2014 - 12:04 am

Love the combo of the chicken, waffles, cajun spice and pesto! So many great flavors that I’m sure taste so good together!

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures May 6, 2014 - 10:56 pm

Okay! I guess I am going to have to try chicken and waffles one of these days. I like the look of your #BrunchWeek version!

Shaina May 6, 2014 - 4:29 pm

AH! I love that you topped it with homemade basil pesto, that just puts it over the top

Ashley @ QLCC May 6, 2014 - 11:57 am

Chicken and Waffles is like, my new favorite thing. Love your take on it!

Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) May 6, 2014 - 11:03 am

I’m so in love with all of this!

Lanie from The Vintage Cook May 6, 2014 - 10:10 am

Yum Chicken and Waffles with a LOT of flavor! Delicious!

Jane's Adventures in Dinner May 6, 2014 - 9:37 am

And because this is baked I can totally convince myself that this is a must have often meal C:

Joanne May 6, 2014 - 8:24 am

Brunch is seriously my favorite meal of the day. I wish I could eat it every day! And chicken and waffles are the ultimate brunch food! Such a favorite.

Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness May 6, 2014 - 7:36 am

I LOVE that these are oven fried! Yay for healthy, delicious and Brunch week Pinned! :)


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