While I do like cooking and discovering new recipes, I have the most fun when I’m in the kitchen with the kids, playing and trying something fun and new. Lately we’ve been having a blast playing with our new waffle iron and seeing what yummy things we can make with it. Now that we can make four waffles at one time, instead of only one, we get to eating much faster!
First we were inspired by the Krispie Kreme Waffles, then we tried brownie waffles (which were amazing), and I’ve got even more waffle iron creations coming your way very soon — but today you’ve got to check out our Biscuit Waffles With Chicken And Rosemary Gravy. Holy moly were these babies delicious. The rosemary gravy pulled the whole dish together and I just made it up on the fly!
I think I’m starting to get the hang of this cooking thing!
Chicken and Biscuit Waffles
We got the idea to try biscuits in the waffle iron after a rather long family discussion about chicken and waffles and those Chicken In A Biscuit Crackers. I know it’s an odd combination, but they had asked about the crackers after seeing the box and Brian and I had to explain that chicken and biscuits with gravy is a meal people eat. They wondered if it was like chicken and waffles, which their school serves sometimes for lunch with chicken nuggets.
That;s how we decided to combine them and make chicken and biscuit waffles.
We bulk cooked our chicken for the week on Sunday, so we already had barbecue chicken in the fridge. All I needed to do was hit the store and grab some Pillsbury Grands Biscuits. I probably could have whipped up some biscuit dough, but for the first pass at a food experiment, I like to make it as easy and simple as possible! Then if we like it, I’ll explore it further.
Making biscuit waffles was super easy!
We just separated the biscuits, placed one biscuit on each waffle space, and closed the waffle iron. It only took a couple minutes for the biscuits to cook on the waffle iron’s medium heat setting.
While the biscuits were getting waffled, I chopped up a barbecue chicken breast and threw it in a saute pan with a little bit of olive oil to quickly heat it up.
Then when the waffle biscuits were done, we topped them with the barbecue chicken. I honestly didn’t think about making the rosemary gravy until we were making the waffles and I was thinking how dry they were going to be.
I needed a creamy, warm sauce for these scrumptious bites of goodness — I needed gravy!
The first thing that popped into my head was the amazing sage flavors of the chicken and waffles at Hash House A Go Go, but I don’t really have any experience cooking with sage. So instead I went with rosemary for the gravy.
We had vegetable broth in the pantry, so I just combined the broth, flour, rosemary, a bit of butter, and salt and pepper in a sauce pan, heated it up and blended it with my new immersion blender, and let it simmer. As soon as the barbecue chicken went on the biscuit waffles, I poured the gravy over the top and ate it immediately!
We’re definitely making this again — and next time maybe I’ll experiment with making my own biscuits…
Biscuit Waffles With Chicken And Rosemary Gravy
If you're a fan of chicken and waffles, these buttery biscuit waffles will take your next meal to a whole new level!
- Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 1 tblsp rosemary
- 1 tblsp butter
- 1/4 cup flour
- Salt and pepper
- Prep your chicken. Tenderize and cook the chicken breasts and chop into small bite-size pieces. (Use the cooking method you like the best. We barbecued our chicken.)
- While the chicken is cooking, combine broth, flour, rosemary, butter, and salt and pepper in a sauce pan on medium heat. Whisk to blend ingredients (or use an immersion blender) to combine until there are no lumps. Reduce heat to low and let simmer.
- Separate the biscuits. Place one biscuit in each waffle spot in your waffle iron and cook for about 3 minutes on medium heat.
- Top waffle biscuits with chopped chicken and gravy. Serve immediately.
To speed up this meal for a weeknight workday, cook and chop the chicken in advance so it's all ready to go. Depending on how thin/thick you like your gravy, you may need to reduce/add flour.
Consider using leftover turkey and gravy from a holiday meal to make a new, quick, and yummy meal the next day!