Recipe

Monique’s Jerk Popcorn Chicken & Waffle Wraps

0fedbc0bb85cfb12a16e276491829fcbAuthorBLACK FOODIEYields3 ServingsCategory
Total Time1 hr

For the Fried Chicken episode of the BLACK FOODIE Battle, Monique submitted this savoury twist on chicken and waffles.

Ingredients

For the Jerk Popcorn Chicken
 1 cup Milk
 1 tsp Jamaican jerk seasoning marinade
 2 Large chicken breasts
 1 cup Self-rising flour
 2 tbsp Cornstarch
 2 tbsp Dry Jamaican jerk seasoning or all-purpose seasoning
 Canola or vegetable oil for frying
For the Waffles
 1 cup Self-rising flour
 1 tbsp Cornstarch
 ½ cup Granulated sugar
 2 Large eggs, beaten
 ¼ cup Milk
 2 tbsp Oil
For the Spicy Gravy
 ¼ cup Salted butter
 1 tsp Jamaican jerk seasoning marinade
 ¼ cup Flour
 2 cups Low-sodium chicken stock

Directions

To make the Popcorn Chicken
1

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and place into a resealable container.

Combine the milk with the wet jerk seasoning marinade and pour over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

2

Whisk together the self-rising flour, cornstarch, and dry jerk seasoning spice. Set aside until chicken is done brining.

3

Using a fork or tongs, dip chicken in the dry mix making sure to coat each piece it evenly. Continue until all pieces are done.

4

Heat a medium-sized pan over medium-high. Add in enough oil to cover at least 2 inches of the pan.

5

Fry the chicken pieces in batches (about ten pieces for each) for about 5-8 minutes.

6

Remove from oil and allow to drain on a cooling rack.

To make the gravy
7

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Add in the jerk seasoning, then sprinkle in the flour. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for an additional 2-3 minutes.

8

Slowly pour in the chicken stock a little bit at a time, whisking constantly until thickened (about5-8 minutes).

Cover and remove from heat.

To make the waffles
9

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch and sugar.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil.

10

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Cook in a waffle iron according to the instructions.

11

In order to form a “wrap” shape, immediately place the waffles into a small cup as it cools.

To assemble the waffles:
12

Place 2-3 popcorn chicken pieces in each waffle wrap, top with gravy and drizzle with maple syrup.

Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley if desired. Makes about

Ingredients

For the Jerk Popcorn Chicken
 1 cup Milk
 1 tsp Jamaican jerk seasoning marinade
 2 Large chicken breasts
 1 cup Self-rising flour
 2 tbsp Cornstarch
 2 tbsp Dry Jamaican jerk seasoning or all-purpose seasoning
 Canola or vegetable oil for frying
For the Waffles
 1 cup Self-rising flour
 1 tbsp Cornstarch
 ½ cup Granulated sugar
 2 Large eggs, beaten
 ¼ cup Milk
 2 tbsp Oil
For the Spicy Gravy
 ¼ cup Salted butter
 1 tsp Jamaican jerk seasoning marinade
 ¼ cup Flour
 2 cups Low-sodium chicken stock

Directions

To make the Popcorn Chicken
1

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and place into a resealable container.

Combine the milk with the wet jerk seasoning marinade and pour over the chicken. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.

2

Whisk together the self-rising flour, cornstarch, and dry jerk seasoning spice. Set aside until chicken is done brining.

3

Using a fork or tongs, dip chicken in the dry mix making sure to coat each piece it evenly. Continue until all pieces are done.

4

Heat a medium-sized pan over medium-high. Add in enough oil to cover at least 2 inches of the pan.

5

Fry the chicken pieces in batches (about ten pieces for each) for about 5-8 minutes.

6

Remove from oil and allow to drain on a cooling rack.

To make the gravy
7

In a small saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat.

Add in the jerk seasoning, then sprinkle in the flour. Continue cooking, stirring frequently, for an additional 2-3 minutes.

8

Slowly pour in the chicken stock a little bit at a time, whisking constantly until thickened (about5-8 minutes).

Cover and remove from heat.

To make the waffles
9

In a medium bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch and sugar.

In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and oil.

10

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix until combined.

Cook in a waffle iron according to the instructions.

11

In order to form a “wrap” shape, immediately place the waffles into a small cup as it cools.

To assemble the waffles:
12

Place 2-3 popcorn chicken pieces in each waffle wrap, top with gravy and drizzle with maple syrup.

Garnish with chopped cilantro or parsley if desired. Makes about

Monique’s Jerk Popcorn Chicken & Waffle Wraps

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