Hot Chicken Tenders with Cajun Waffles and Hot Honey
Heaven for heatseekers. Crispy chicken tenders drenched in new Blenders Hot Sauce served on spicy Cajun waffles drizzled with hot honey. Served dipped in Blue Cheese Dressing.
Contains Gluten, Eggs, Milk
4 chicken breasts, cut into 12 tenders
150g Blenders Hot Sauce
For the flour mix
500g plain flour
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp flaky salt
For the milk mix
1 tbsp black pepper
2 cups buttermilk
50g Blenders Hot Sauce
2 large eggs
2 tbsp flaky salt
For the waffle batter
150g self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sugar
1 large free-range egg
240 ml semi-skimmed milk
20g Cajun spice
For the hot honey
1 tsp red pepper flakes
You will need two large shallow dishes. One for the dry ingredients and one for the wet ingredients. In the first shallow dish, use a whisk to combine the flour, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt and pepper. In the second shallow dish, whisk together the buttermilk, 150g of hot sauce, eggs and salt.
Place a piece of parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Dredge a piece of chicken in the dry flour mixture, making sure to coat the chicken completely.
Next, dip the chicken in the wet buttermilk mixture and let the excess drain off. Dip the chicken back into the dry flour mixture again.
Place chicken onto the prepared baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the chicken. Let the chicken rest while you heat the oil. This will help the coating adhere to the chicken.
Frying the chicken:
In a skillet heat some vegetable oil. Once the oil reaches 180°c, gently slide two or three pieces of the chicken into the pan using tongs.
Fry the chicken for 5minutes, adjusting the heat lower or higher to maintain 180°c. Be sure to gently flip the chicken halfway through the cooking time to ensure even cooking. The chicken will be done when it is golden brown, and the internal temperature of the chicken is 75°c .
Once cooked, move the chicken pieces to a wire rack to drain. Repeat with the rest of the chicken, frying in batches.
For the waffles
Mix all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Gradually beat in the egg, then add the milk slowly, whisking well to get as smooth a batter as possible.
Get your waffle machine ready. Once it’s hot, ladle in the batter mixture and seal, until your waffles are cooked.
For the hot honey
In a small sauce pan warm the honey and chilli flakes for 2-3 minutes but do not allow to boil.
Place waffle in center of plate. Dunk the chicken tenders in the hot sauce, drain excess sauce and place on top of the waffle. Drizzle with the hot honey and a side of Blenders Blue Cheese Dressing before serving.