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Fried Chicken and Sesame Waffles

plate

Yield

4 portions

prep

Prep Time

30 minutes

cook

Cook Time

15 minutes

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Total Time

45 minutes

ingredients

Chicken
4 6oz chicken breasts, skinless, boneless
1 tablespoon Kikkoman® Teriyaki Takumi, Garlic & Green Onion
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon miso paste

Sesame waffles
2 cups waffle mix
2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
2 tablespoons black sesame seeds
1 tablespoon Kikkoman® Sesame Oil
¼ cup vegetable oil for brushing

Breading for chicken
1 ½ cups Kikkoman® Panko Bread Crumbs
¾ cup buttermilk
¾ cup flour
2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Garnish
1 cup maple syrup
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ cup butter
½ cup Kikkoman® Teriyaki Takumi, Garlic & Green Onion
2 green onions, sliced thinly
Fresno chile, sliced, as needed (optional)

directions

  1. Prepare chicken by trimming any excess fat, laying plastic wrap over the top and slightly pounding flat with a mallet to a thickness of ½ inch.
  2. Combine Takumi Sauce, ginger, and miso paste, and stir to combine until smooth.
  3. Rub a thin layer of the miso mixture all over the chicken and let rest for 15 minutes covered, refrigerated.
  4. Preheat waffle maker according to manufacturer directions.
  5. Preheat an oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Mix the waffle batter according to package directions. Add sesame seeds and sesame oil, and stir to combine. Do not overmix. Set aside.
  7. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator. Place flour, buttermilk and panko in separate bowls and dip each piece of chicken into the flour, the buttermilk and the panko, making sure to completely cover the chicken with the breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  8. Set up another tray with a wire rack for the cooked chicken.
  9. To fry the chicken, heat a large skillet with oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place chicken carefully into the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes until panko are golden, and flip the chicken over.
  10. Continue cooking until the chicken is browned all over.  Set on the wire rack and place in the warm oven.
  11. Brush oil on the waffle maker and make waffles according to package directions. Keep warm.
  12. To serve, place waffles on a plate, top with butter, and drizzle with maple syrup, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes.
  13. Place chicken next to waffles and drizzle with Takumi Sauce and garnish with green onions and optional Fresno chiles.

THE STORY OF SOY SAUCE

Even people who love soy sauce and use it all the time are often surprised to learn what it is and how it’s made. We make ours from just four simple ingredients—water, soybeans, wheat, and salt. Those ingredients are transformed through a traditional brewing process—much like making wine or beer—that has remained unchanged for centuries.

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