Spicy Chicken and Waffles with Honey Butter

Spicy Chicken and Waffles with Honey Butter
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Serves: 5
  • 5 boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 3 cups oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • Fresh Churned Vanilla Bean Honey Butter
  • Buttermilk Waffles
  1. Place chicken thighs in a large bowl. Pour buttermilk and hot sauce on top. Add salt and pepper, and stir to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 8 hours (or overnight). Remove 30 minutes before cooking to bring to room temperature.
  2. In a large pot, heat oil to 325° F.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cayenne, salt, and pepper.
  4. One at a time, lift each chicken thigh from the buttermilk brine and into the flour. Bury it in the flour, coating it completely. Shake off excess, then dredge it in the flour again. Shake off excess flour one more time before gently lowering into the hot oil. Cook 4-5 minutes, then flip.
  5. Cook another 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165° F.
  6. Remove from the oil, and repeat the process until all the chicken is fried.
  7. Serve over buttermilk waffle(s) with a big dollop of Vanilla Bean Honey Butter.