Mexican chicken with corn waffles

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Cooking Mexican cuisine at home has never been so easy. The combination of waffles and chicken might sound unusual, but it’s delicious.

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 30 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 618 / Protein 41g / Carbohydr. 70g / Fat 19g

Ingredients (4 servings)

4chicken thighs
150 gall-purpose flour
125 gcorn flour
400 mlchicken stock
415 mlmilk
50 gpeanuts
50 galmonds
3dried chilis
4tomatoes
2onions
2eggs
1clove
2 tspcinnamon
3 tspsesame seeds
9 tbspvegetable oil
1 tbspalmonds (shaved)
1 tbspsugar
1 tbspbaking powder
2 tbsporegano
butter for greasing
salt
pepper

Utensils

large saucepan, waffle maker, baking dish, oven, blender, cutting board, knife, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

Wine Tip

Cava brut
A crisp, fruity sparkling wine is almost always a sound pairing with meat dishes, especially those with a touch of spice, like Mexican waffles and chicken.

Step 1

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Finely chop onions and dice tomatoes. Debone chicken thighs.

oven, cutting board, knife

4 chicken thighs / 2 onions / 4 tomatoes

Step 2

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

Add onions, tomatoes, chilis, peanuts, almonds, clove, cinnamon, sesame seeds, and olive oil to a blender. Blend for approx. 2 – 3 min. into a smooth pesto.

blender

3 dried chilis / 50 g peanuts / 50 g almonds / 1 clove / 2 tsp cinnamon / 3 tsp sesame seeds / 3 tbsp olive oil

Step 3

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

In a large saucepan, bring chicken stock to a boil and add chili pesto. Stir thoroughly until everything is fully combined. Now, add chicken thighs and simmer for approx. 3 – 5 min. Remove from heat.

large saucepan

400 ml chicken stock

Step 4

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

Place chicken in a baking dish and cover with sauce. In the preheated oven, bake at 180°C/350°F for approx. 20 – 25 min. Then, increase heat to 220°C/430°F and bake for approx. another 10 – 12 min.

baking dish, oven

Step 5

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

In a large, grease-free saucepan, toast almonds over medium heat for approx. 1 – 2 min. until golden brown and fragrant.

large saucepan

1 tbsp almonds

Step 6

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

In a stand mixer, combine flour, corn flour, baking powder, oregano, and salt. Beat for approx. 1 – 2 min. until combined. Then, add eggs, vegetable oil, and milk and beat for approx. another 2 – 3 min. until a smooth batter forms.

stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

150 g flour / 125 g corn flour / 1 EL baking powder / 1 EL sugar / 2 EL oregano / 2 TL salt / 2 eggs / 6 EL vegetable oil / 415 ml milk

Step 7

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

Preheat a waffle maker and grease with some butter. Pour some of the batter into waffle maker and cook for approx. 3 – 4 min. or until golden brown.

waffle maker

butter for greasing

Step 8

Mexican chicken with corn waffles

Place chicken thighs on top of the waffles and garnish with roasted almonds. Enjoy!