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Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken and Waffles with Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Erica
Tender chicken slow cooked with honey and Sriracha, then shredded and served on buttery buttermilk waffles with a Buttermilk Ranch dressing. Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken and Waffles is a dish foodie dreams are made of.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 793 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the Honey Sriracha Pulled Chicken

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper

For the Buttermilk Waffles

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cup light buttermilk
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

For the Buttermilk Ranch

  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup light buttermilk plus more to adjust consistency
  • ¼ cup light mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 2 Tbsp fresh flat-leaf parsley minced (plus additional for sprinkling as garnish)
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • To prepare the chicken, season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper add to the crockpot. Whisk together the honey, Sriracha, and soy sauce and pour over the chicken. Cook on low 8-10 hours. Shred the meat using two forks. Set aside.
  • To make the Buttermilk Ranch, simply combine the listed ingredients. Store in the refrigerator until use.
  • To make the Buttermilk Waffles, whisk together the ingredients listed in the order given. Cook to golden brown in the waffle iron. Waffles can be put on a rack on a cookie sheet and kept warm in a 200F oven while the rest of the batch is cooked. In my waffle iron (which is smallish), I get 8 waffles using 1/2 c batter for each.
  • Serve the waffles topped with pulled chicken and Buttermilk Ranch. Sprinkle fresh parsley over top. Yield: 4 servings.

Notes

The Buttermilk Ranch dressing can be made a day ahead. Also, my ranch recipe here is on the thick side - you can always add a bit more buttermilk to thin it if desired.
If you transfer the shredded chicken from the crockpot to a bowl or something, be sure to add plenty of sauce from the crockpot to keep the meat moist.

Nutrition

Calories: 793kcal (40%) | Carbohydrates: 58g (19%) | Protein: 48g (96%) | Fat: 41g (63%) | Saturated Fat: 15g (94%) | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 290mg (97%) | Sodium: 1545mg (67%) | Potassium: 330mg (9%) | Fiber: 2g (8%) | Sugar: 16g (18%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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