After reading the reviews for this recipe, I had very high hopes; surprisingly and unfortunately, they weren't met. I rated this higher than I felt my dinner was, because of some of the substitutions I had to make. I think part of the blame fell upon my choice of waffle, I used a buckwheat multi-grain Belgian and while they are excellent topped with fruit or syrup, the taste was off w/this recipe. The sauce was really good and was the favorite portion of tonight's dinner. For the chicken, I made 16 strips w/half the portions of the batter called for and still had some of each left over. I did run out of cayenne pepper at just over 3/4 TBS. I subbed in my mix of gluten free flours for the wheat flour. (This has become my go-to fried foods mix; I can actually say I like it so much more than wheat flour and even if I could eat wheat, I would use this mix for frying.) I used the other spices as directed and actually felt the chicken was rather plain. It was ok, but did not have the kick or flavor I was expecting. My family said it was good enough. I think next time I would stick w/my usual recipe for chicken tenders and adding more cayenne. I will try this again w/a more neutral tasting waffle and probably just use my flour recipe w/o the cornstarch. Also, I would recommend putting sauce on both the top and bottom waffles as well as it was a bit dry overall.
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After reading the reviews for this recipe, I had very high hopes; surprisingly and...