Thursday, April 13, 2017

Breakfast Chicken & Waffles :: Chef Mark Cleveland @ Ready.Chef.GO! ::

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Breakfast Chicken & Waffles

Microwave high for 1 1/2 mins or 425 oven or 15 to 20 mins
1 serving per dual compartment bag

1 Waffle
5 Chicken Nuggets, fully cooked, browned if necessary
2-3 Tbs Maple Syrup
2 Tsp Butter OR 1 Tbs Maple Butter (Recipe Below)
2-3 Fresh Citrus Slices
1/3 Cup Trail Mix (I used M&M trail mix for color & kid appeal)

More Trail Mix for garnish

Into one side of the dual compartment bag load in the waffle topped w/ the browned & fully cooked chicken.  Top w/ trail mix.  To the other compartment add the maple syrup, butter or compound maple butter (recipe below).  I used a 1 Tbs ice cream scoop for the compound butter for a pleasing shape. 

REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Microwave on high for 1 1/2 mins or heat in a 425 oven for 15 to 20 mins.  Let rest for 30 seconds before opening the bag.  Serve garnished w/ more M&M trail mix

NOTE:  Ready.Chef.GO! bags allow for excellent texture in the microwave & fast high heat cooking in the oven.  The results are always succulent & tender.  You’ll taste the difference.  This can be made w/ frozen chicken nuggets, pre cooked fried chicken pieces or even meatless chicken products.   Just make sure they are fully cooked and browned.  The choice of waffles are endless.  Use frozen for ease.  Depending on your client market choose whole grain, gluten free, blueberry, organic, etc.  Quick to put together using prepared items.  Looks great, long shelf life.  If using plain pats of butter, use a gourmet brand & talk up flavor & healthful properties of organic & grass fed. 

POINT OF SALE DISPLAY:  Display w/ more packed or bulk sales trail mix, fresh citrus, fresh juices & everything related to breakfast including coffee & tea.  If using the compound butter, add the ingredients and recipe so folks can make more at home.  Sell it as a ‘whole family project’.  Add organic & grass fed butter, citrus, maple syrup, flavored sea salts, spices, gourmet black pepper, etc. 

Chef Mark’s Maple Citrus Compound Butter Recipe
1/2 Pound Butter, unsalted organic or farm raised
1/3 Cup Maple Syrup
1/2 Tsp Salt (I love citrus infused sea salt or pink salt for this)
1/4 Tsp Black Pepper
1/4 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 Tsp Orange Zest
1/4 Cup Orange Juice
1 Tbs Honey

Melt over med heat until bubbles are large, 2 or 3 mins.  Refrigerate, then scoop into 1 Tbs sized shapes & freeze or use parchment paper to form into a log & freeze.  Slice for use. 

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Blog post by Chef Mark Cleveland

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