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These Chicken and Waffle Sliders made by BestOfBeanTown are what you need this weekend! The tart pickled green tomatoes, with crispy fried chicken and a honey maple glaze is just what you need to start your day. Not to mention, the melted Land O Lakes® Deli American adds just the right amount of creaminess!
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Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Yield: Serves or Makes 4
In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, water, garlic, salt, pepper, and sugar. Place tomatoes in a shallow bowl or mason jar and pour vinegar mixture on top. Let sit at room temperature for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Whisk together hot sauce and butter until combined. Set aside.
Make marinade by combining 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon salt, cayenne pepper, 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/4 teaspoon paprika. Combine with chicken tenders in a large resealable bag. Make sure chicken tenders are evenly coated with marinade and refrigerate overnight, or at least 4 hours.
Make breading by mixing flour, remaining salt, remaining garlic powder, remaining paprika, flour, and baking powder in a bowl. Once combined, add buttermilk and stir until evenly clumpy.
Remove chicken from marinade and coat with flour mixture until the breading sticks to the meat.
Heat oil over high heat in a pot (there should be about 1 inch of oil in pot). Once oil is heated, place chicken tenders in oil and cook each side until golden brown, about 1 minute per side. Once cooked, set aside on plates lined with paper towels. Repeat process until all chicken tenders are fried. Cool chicken for a few minutes.
While chicken is cooling, whisk together maple syrup and honey in a small bowl. Brush both sides of the chicken with maple syrup mixture.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. On baking sheet, brush 8 waffle slices with buffalo sauce, sauce side up. Divide watercress among 4 waffles, about 2 tablespoons per waffle. Place one slice of green tomato on top of watercress. Place 1 piece of chicken on top of tomato. Divide Land O Lakes® Deli American among the 4 sandwiches and layer on top of chicken. Top with waffle, sauce side down, and stick with food pick. Bake sandwiches in oven for about 3 minutes, or until Deli American melts. Serve immediately.