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Fried Chicken (and Cheddar) Waffle Sliders with Bourbon Butter
There's chicken and waffles. And then there's chicken and cheesy cheddar waffles. The decision isn’t hard. READ: Ingrid Hoffman's Latin-Style Fried Chicken Anyone can easily whip up the classic, but at SLIDE restaurant in New York City, patrons can enjoy a new take on this old favorite. Their popular dish includes crispy boneless chicken thighs on a bed of fluffy cheddar waffles. Not enough to make your tummy rumble? No problem. How about adding some rich apple butter infused with bourbon, and some spicy coleslaw? The result is a medley of deliciousness. You can start making these now with the full recipe below. Once you have all the individual parts made, start by spreading the butter on the waffles. Then, cut your chicken in half, and place them between the waffles. Add a dollop of coleslaw and secure your sandwich with a skewer.  Enjoy!
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Fried Chicken

Ingredients 6 boneless chicken thighs with skin on 1 pinch of salt 1/2 tsp. white pepper 1 tsp. Old Bay seasoning 1 tsp. onion powder 1 tsp. ground sage 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 2 Tbsp. unbleached flour 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 8 Tbsp. buttermilk 1 tsp. Tabasco Preparation Wash chicken well in cold water. Drain, pat dry, and place in a large bowl. Add the next 10 ingredients and massage well into the chicken, including under the skin. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or until ready to use. Next, heat oil in a heavy based frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Working in 2 batches, carefully place the chicken in the hot oil, skin side down. Cook evenly until golden brown, about 3 minutes. Adjust if it cooks too fast. Using tongs or a large fork, turn the chicken over and cook another 3 minutes or until done. Drain the chicken on a wire rack over a baking sheet and finish in a preheated oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 7 to 10 minutes.

Cheddar Waffles

Ingredients 1 cup unbleached flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/8 tsp. baking soda 1/8 tsp. salt 1 egg 1/2 tsp. vanilla 1 1/2 cup buttermilk 2 tbsp. melted butter 3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese Preparation Combine the first 7 ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until the batter just comes together. Stir in the melted butter then fold in the cheese. Heat a non-stick regular waffle iron and lightly spray with cooking spray. Ladle 2 oz. of batter in the center of the iron and close lid. Cook the waffle according to iron instructions. Remove the waffle and cut into quarters.

Maple Bourbon Apple Butter

Ingredients 7 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 tsp. salt 2 cinnamon sticks 2 bay leaves 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 1/2 cup maple syrup 1/4 cup bourbon 3 Tbsp. butter Preparation Place all ingredients in a large baking pan and cover with parchment paper and aluminum. Bake at 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour. Remove from oven. Discard cinnamon sticks, bay leaves, and rosemary sprigs. Lightly mash the apples. Place the mixture in a sautee pan over medium heat and reduce by half. Let cool.

Spicy Coleslaw

Ingredients 2 cups savoy cabbage, shredded 1 cup carrots, julienned 4 spring onions, sliced Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped 3/4 cup of mayonnaise 2 tsp. dijon mustard 2 tsp. white wine vinegar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. celery seed 1/2 tsp. black pepper 1 garlic clove, minced 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp. cayenne Preparation Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Fried Chicken (and Cheddar) Waffle Sliders with Bourbon Butter

There's chicken and waffles. And then there's chicken and cheesy cheddar waffles. The decision isn’t hard. READ: Ingrid Hoffman's Latin-Style Fried Chicken Anyone can easily whip up the classic, but at SLIDE restaurant in New York City, patrons can enjoy a new take on this old favorite. Their popular dish includes crispy boneless chicken thighs on a bed of fluffy cheddar waffles. Not enough to make your tummy rumble? No problem. How about adding some rich apple butter infused with bourbon, and some spicy coleslaw? The result is a medley of deliciousness. You can start making these now with the full recipe below. Once you have all the individual parts made, start by spreading the butter on the waffles. Then, cut your chicken in half, and place them between the waffles. Add a dollop of coleslaw and secure your sandwich with a skewer.  Enjoy!

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