Quick Fix Quick and Waffles

Nothing cures a hangover like carbs. Covered in chopped pecans and panko bread crumbs, this hearty chicken is a filling meal on its own – but why would you ever forego a side of waffles? The best part is that both recipes are extremely simple and quick to prepare, so even if you’re feeling a little, ahem, under the weather this morning, you’ll be carbo-loading and back to bed in no time.

Pecan-Encrusted Chicken with Savory Waffles

Serves | |

Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh chives
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chipotle pepper
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups room-temperature buttermilk

Chicken

  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil
  • 1½ cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1½ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 12 chicken breast tenderloins
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

| Preparation – Waffles | Preheat waffle iron. In a medium bowl, whisk first 8 ingredients. In a separate bowl, beat eggs and butter; stir in buttermilk. Stir wet ingredients into dry. Ladle batter into waffle iron; cook according to waffle-iron directions.

| Preparation – Chicken | Preheat oven to 425°F. On a rimmed baking sheet, add butter and oil and transfer to oven.

In a mixing bowl, combine pecans and bread crumbs. In a separate bowl, submerge chicken in buttermilk. In a third bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Dip chicken in flour, then buttermilk again; roll chicken in pecan mixture. Carefully remove baking sheet from oven and add chicken; bake for 6 minutes. Flip chicken and cook 8 to 12 minutes more; serve with waffles.

GET HANDS-ON! Join Feast Magazine and Schnucks Cooks Cooking School at 6pm on Wed., March 27, at the Des Peres, Missouri, location to make the dishes on this month’s menu. Tickets are just $45 for a night of cooking, dining and wine. RSVP at nourish.schnucks.com/schnucks-cooking-school or call 314.909.1704.

MAKE THE MEAL:

  • Southern Pimento Spread
  • Spinach Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese
  • Pecan-Encrusted Chicken with Savory Waffles and Bourbon Sauce
  • Bananas Foster Cupcakes

LEARN MORE: In this class, you‘ll learn how to make a buttery bourbon sauce ideal for replacing maple syrup on waffles and pancakes. You‘ll also learn how to make bananas Foster cupcakes.

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