Savory Smoked Chicken and Waffles with Apricot/Whiskey syrup
I realized halfway through my day today that it was "National waffle day". The idea for this recipe ensued. (Thank goodness)
First of all, Bravo to whomever invented a national day to celebrate waffles. Secondly, I basically always make things sweeter than they're intended. ( sue me) However, with this one, I really wanted to do something different. plus I had sweet potatoes and chicken that I needed to use. They say necessity breeds genius. I needed waffles.
2C Bisquick (I know, I know)
2T Vegetable oil
1T Brown Sugar
3T Yellow Onions, diced
1T Salted Butter ( for onions)
1 Baked Sweet potato, grated
Mix the Bisquick, egg, oil, milk, brown sugar, cinnamon, and sweet potato.
Sautee the onion in the butter until fragrant and translucent and add to the batter.
Cook in a waffle iron ( this will make 4-5 waffles)
*Make sure you grease the waffle iron A LOT. Seriously, use a TON*
8 Skinless Chicken Breasts
S&P to taste
1/2C Apricot BBQ Sauce from Traeger
Turn Traeger to "smoke".
Cover chicken in evoo and S&P. Place chicken in smoker and smoke for 20 minutes.
Turn the smoker up to high heat and cover in BBQ sauce. Flip the chicken and glaze the other side. cook for 5-6 minutes until caramelized cooked through.
1 Apricot, peeled and diced
4T Dark Maple Syrup
1/2C Traeger vanilla-clove Simple Syrup
In a sauce pan, stir the fruit, sugar, and the water until soft and breaking apart. The water will have mostly evaporated at this point.
Stir in the simple syrup, honey, maple syrup and whisk until well combined and the fruit it totally smashed and incorporated. Turn up the heat to a boil and add the whiskey stirring continuously for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Layer the waffle first, top with a sliced chicken breast, and cover in the syrup. This dish tastes amazing, but could totally use some color! I garnished mine with avocado, but fresh fruit would be amazing too.
This is the perfect weeknight dinner and a really fun twist on chicken and waffles!