Chicken, waffles and gravy: the easy way

February 13, 2013 9:18:33 AM



This is my weeknight-friendly take on fried chicken served on waffles, a total comfort food perfect for a cold winter night. And two totally respectable convenience foods make it a snap to get on the table in almost no time -- rotisserie chicken and frozen waffles. I'm a big believer that if you eat a lot of chicken and have a crazy busy schedule, a rotisserie chicken should be a staple of your weekly shopping list. For this easy dinner, I used both of these go-to ingredients, and dressed them with a killer mushroom gravy. You can serve this chicken and gravy over toasted slabs of sourdough bread, too. 






Start to finish: 20 minutes 


Makes 4 servings 




1 tablespoon olive oil 


Two 4-ounce containers sliced button mushrooms 


1 medium yellow onion, diced 


2 cloves garlic, minced 


1/4 cup white wine 


1 cup heavy cream 


Salt and ground black pepper 


4 frozen waffles 


Meat from a 2-pound rotisserie chicken, warmed and shredded 




  • In a large skillet over medium-high, heat the oil. Add the mushrooms, onion and garlic, then saute until the mushrooms are browned and the pan is nearly dry, about 5 minutes. 


  • Add the wine and stir to deglaze the pan. When the wine has evaporated, stir in the cream, then bring to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper, then set aside. 


  • Toast the waffles according to package directions. 


  • Place one toasted waffle on each serving plate. Top with a heap of warmed, shredded chicken, then spoon ample amounts of mushroom gravy over it. 


    Nutrition information per serving: 510 calories; 290 calories from fat (57 percent of total calories); 32 g fat (16 g saturated; 0.5 g trans fats); 165 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrate; 2 g fiber; 4 g sugar; 29 g protein; 1310 mg sodium