FOR FRIED CHICKEN
1 qt. buttermilk
Mix of bone-in chicken thighs and or wings
Vegetable oil, for frying
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tbsp. All about the bird spice from Taylor Homemade
Freshly ground black pepper
2 Large eggs
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 oz. sour cream
1 c. milk
6 tbsp. butter, melted, plus more for waffle iron
3 Large eggs, separated
1 Granny Smith Apple
1 cup of Peach Brandy
1/2 cup Honey
1/2 cup pecans
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
Brine chicken: In a large bowl, mix together buttermilk, egg and 2 tablespoons of Taylor Homemade “All about the bird“ spice blend. Add chicken and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight
Meanwhile, make waffles: In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and a pinch of kosher salt.
In a separate bowl, whisk together sour cream, milk, butter and egg. Gently fold wet mixture into dry mixture.
Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instruction. When the iron is hot, brush grates with melted butter. Or spray with olive oil. Using a measuring cup, spoon in batter and add to waffle iron. Repeat with remaining batter. Place cooked waffles in a clean kitchen towel on a baking sheet. Place in oven to keep warm while preparing chicken.
When ready to fry: Fill your pan with vegetable oil then preheat until oil reaches 350º. Prepare one sheet pan lined with paper towels and a wire rack.
Time to coat chicken
In a large, deep bowl, whisk flour and spices. In a large bowl, beat eggs with 2 tablespoons water. Using tongs, place chicken in egg mixture, roll in flour mixture, and shake off excess. Fry chicken in 2 batches until golden brown and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes (internal temperature should read 165º). Bring oil back to 350º before adding last batch.
Place chicken on wire rack and season with salt immediately. Plate waffles with a pat of butter and top with 2 to 3 pieces of fried chicken.
In a sauté pan add butter, Brandy, honey, pecans, vanilla, cinnamon and apples. Sautéed until apples are a little soft
Top chicken and waffles with apple/brandy marinade and serve.