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Nashville Hot Chicken Waffles Is The Mashup Your Stomach Deserves

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You didn’t buy a waffle maker just to limit yourself to golden, spongy breakfast waffles, fine as they may be. No, you bought it to do mad science and push the limits of waffle physics. So when you get a hankering for chicken and waffles, nothing will do but to make the chicken the actual waffle. The video above will guide you in your experiments to create a Nashville hot chicken waffle that’s equal parts the chicken and the waffle to amaze your friends. Use this knowledge wisely and unwaveri--er, unwafflingly.

1 lb ground chicken
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
3 eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
1 ladle of hot frying oil
1. Preheat that waffle iron!
2. In a mixing bowl combine chicken, 1 tsp salt, and 1 tsp black pepper.
3. Coat waffle iron with cooking spray.
4. Arrange chicken evenly on waffle iron, and cook 8-10 minutes.
5. Preheat your frying oil.
6. While that's happening, mix three eggs in a baking pan.
7. In a second baking pan, combine flour, paprika, garlic powder, 2 tsp salt, and 2 tsp black pepper.
8. Is your chicken cool enough to touch? Good, now coat it evenly in the egg dish. Don't forget the crannies!
9. Dredge it in the flour mixture. Gently shake off excess flour.  
10. Deep-fry that chicken-waffle, being careful not to drool in the hot oil.
11. Remove chicken when crispy and let cool and drain on a grate or paper towels.
12. In another mixing bowl, stir to combine cayenne pepper, dark brown sugar, chili powder, and 1 tsp kosher salt.
13. Add a ladleful of the still-hot frying oil and stir again. This will bloom the spices.
14. Brush chicken with the infused oil to taste, depending on how badly you want to scorch your friends' tongues.
15. Serve with bread & butter pickle chips, because everybody likes those.