La La Land || Chicken on a Sitck

“I’m letting life hit me until it gets tired. Then I’ll hit back. It’s a classic rope-a-dope.” – One of my favourite lines from one of my favourite 2017 movies. In honor of awards season I’m celebrating my top Oscar contenders.

2 Chicken breasts

1 cup Buttermilk


1 cup flour

2 tsp baking powder


¼ tsp garlic powder

Vegetable oil for frying

¼ cup maple syrup

2 tbsp orange juice

The zest of one orange

Waffles – from pancake mix


Cut chicken breast into 1 inch pieces and place in a large freezer bag with buttermilk and a good pinch of salt. Let sit in the fridge for one hour.

Heat vegetable oil to 360˚ F in a deep fryer or large pot.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, pepper and little more salt and garlic powder together in a shallow dish. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk and coat in the flour. Skewer 3 pieces onto a bamboo skewer. Place in hot oil and cook through 3-5 minutes until golden.

For the syrup, mix maple syrup, orange juice and orange zest together. Serve the cooked chicken on top of a hot waffle and drizzle with citrus syrup.