BBQ'd Chicken 'n Waffle Breakfast Sammy

By Tara U – Komoka, ON
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BBQ'd Chicken 'n Waffle Breakfast Sammy
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 40
  • Servings: 3
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About this Recipe

BBQ for breakfast? Why not! Get up early, and enjoy these chicken 'n waffle sammies, in your jammies, while watching the sun come up. Making up the raw patties the night before and using prepared waffles will make this a quick and easy morning meal. You'll want to have plenty of these ready to go, since the aroma from your grill is bound to wake up even the deepest sleepers. We skipped sleeping-in, to enjoy these for breakfast, this Canada Day.

Ingredients

1 lb Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Extra Lean Ground Chicken
4 slices of thick bacon
3/4 cup bite size honey-nut corn cereal squares
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper sauce (red)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
6 Belgian waffles
salted butter (soft) for spreading (optional)
pure maple syrup for drizzling

Directions

Prepping:
In a small bowl, using the back of a spoon, finely crush the bite size honey-nut corn cereal squares. Once crushed, measure out 1/2 cup.

Fry or broil the bacon to the desired crispness. Drain and chop into small bits. Measure out 3 tbsp of bits (set the remaining aside).

Mix together the ground chicken with the 3 tbsp of bacon bits, the 1/2 cup of crushed corn cereal, the milk, cayenne pepper sauce, salt and black pepper until just combined. Shape into 3 patties (about 4-5 inches in diameter and 3/4 of an inch thick). Refrigerate.

Grilling (lightly oil the grill to prevent sticking):
BBQ the chicken patties for about 7-8 minutes per side (turning once), until they reach temperature (165 F). Once cooked, set aside to rest for a couple of minutes to allow their juices to settle before assembling.

BBQ both sides of the Belgian waffles directly on the upper rack of the grill or away from direct heat, until toasted to desired crispness. (Transfer briefly to main grill/direct heat if more browning is desired).
Remove the toasted waffles from the grill and spread about 1 tsp butter on one side of each of them (optional).

Assembly:
1 toasted waffle on the bottom (buttered side up)
1 bbq'd chicken patty, drizzled with about 1 tbsp of pure maple syrup
and sprinkled with about 1 tsp of the remaining bacon bits
1 toasted waffle on top (buttered side down)

ENJOY!

Notes

I had originally planned to use bread crumbs in the patty mixture, but when I realized I was out, I decided to substitute with the bite size corn cereal squares (since that was what I had in my pantry). To my delight, it worked out great.

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