WIW: Waffled Chicken Fingers
3/4 C. all-purpose flour
2 large eggs
Hot sauce, such as Tabasco, to taste
1 1/2 C. plain bread crumbs
1/4 C. grated Parmesan cheese
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1 1/2 lb. boneless, skinless chicken cutlets
Nonstick cooking spray
Dipping sauces (see below)
Preheat the waffle iron on medium. Place flour in a shallow bowl or deep plate. In a second shallow bowl or deep plate, beat eggs with a few drops hot sauce. In a third shallow bowl or deep plate, combine bread crumbs, cheese and lemon zest. Add 1â„2 tsp. each of the salt and pepper and stir to combine.â€‚Put a single layer of chicken in a zip-close bag, set it on a flat surface, and press down on chicken with a cutting board, rolling pin or heavy frying pan, lb.ing to about 1â„4-inch thickness. Remove chicken from the bag and cut into 1-inch strips. Repeat with remaining chicken.â€‚Season chicken strips with remaining salt and pepper. Working in batches, dredge it in the flour, shaking off any excess. Transfer it to the bowl with the egg and turn the chicken to coat. Allow excess egg mixture to drip back into the bowl, then coat chicken with bread crumb mixture, pressing the mixture so it sticks.â€‚Coat both sides of the waffle iron grid with nonstick spray. Place chicken in the waffle iron, close the lid, and cook until golden brown and cooked through, 4 minutes. Remove chicken from the waffle iron and serve with sauces of your choice.
Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce: Combine mayonnaise, honey and Dijon mustard to taste in a small bowl and stir thoroughly.
Spicy Mayonnaise Dipping Sauce: Combine mayonnaise and the hot sauce to taste in a small bowl and stir thoroughly.