As someone who grew up in Lancaster County, this recipe brings back a lot of great of simpler times and people. This version of the recipe with just a little bit more pepper yields a very authentic version of what I remember, however my mom wouldn't be caught dead making any less than about four times the amount of this recipe!! Us Dutchies can eat, dontcha know?
Wonderful!! Made it like the recipe with only a few mods. Saved to cookbook.
Excellent taste. I am from Lewisburg, Central Pa. We are Dutch, as much as Lancaster, with weekly markets, etc. My only comment, the next time I make it, I am doubling the flour in the thickener. The gravy was way to thin. To thicken correctly, by simmering, you have no sauce left because of cooking time for flour recommended. This is definitely a keeper and a recipe I grew up with. A poster mentioned saffron, an ingredient not in recipe and one not used in Pa Dutch area.where I lived. Also Belgium Waffles, which I love, are not part of Central Pa heritage. I happen to use a Belgium iron to make my waffles, but the recipe is basic waffles.
Whoever posted this recipe is the best ever! I've been looking for this one!
I have been looking all over for this recipe!!!! I grew up on this! My Mom and Grandmother used to make it and didn't write the recipe down. I tried to make it from memory but it just wasn't right. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I haven't tried this particular recipe yet but plan to. I am from Lancaster County, Lancaster, PA born and raised. I love Chicken and Wafles and miss my mother making it. I don't use Belgin Waffles since they are sweet and that is not the taste that goes with this great recipie.
Wow! This was so good. My DH had never heard of it before, but I had always wanted to make it. I made it exactly per the recipe and served it on Belgian Waffles. I don't know why, but the sauce took forever to thicken for me. I made the mistake of adding a little salt before it was thickened enough. I thought it was maybe a tad too salty when it was ready, but my DH thought it was PERFECT! I cooked a whole chicken and saved the other half to make Chicken Croquettes last nite. I made recipe Chicken Croquettes and they were amazing! Thanks for such a great comfort food recipe, Ocean Ivy!
I first tried chicken and waffles in Lancaster, Pennsylvania when my aunt and I went there on vacation in 2007. The other day, I suddenly had a craving for this dish, so decided to look up a recipe and found this one. I made it in the hopes that it would taste like the dish I had on vacation. This recipe is yummy and, yes, tastes very similar to the dish I had! I used boneless, skinless chicken breast and not very much canola oil in either the main dish or the waffles, so I hope I cut down some on the fat content (yikes)! For anyone who hasn't tried chicken and waffles, it is a rather strange-sounding meal, but very tasty, and really filling and satisfying - sort of like a pot pie on a waffle. Definite comfort food!
As a Lancaster County native, I must say that this recipe is very authentic. It reminded me of what my Mom used to make. I agree that the saffron is a must (the more saffron, the better I say). I didn't have any carrots so I omitted them, but the recipe still turned out great.
Don't forget the saffron to give it the wonderful golden color...just a few threads.