Contestant Joy Thompson's star challenge dish: Bananas Foster Chicken and Waffles, as seen on Food Network's Comeback Kitchen, Season 2.
Recipe courtesy of Joy Thompson

Bananas Foster Chicken and Waffles

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Active: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings



Fried Chicken:

Bananas Foster Sauce:


  1. For the waffles: Fill a deep, heavy pot with 3 inches of oil; heat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients separately, then mix them together. Cook in a waffle maker, then deep-fry for about 45 seconds.
  3. For the fried chicken: Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Pour the buttermilk into a second bowl. Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture, then in the buttermilk, and again in the flour. Deep-fry until the outside is crispy and the center is white.
  4. For the bananas foster sauce: Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the brown sugar; stir until dissolved. Add the rum and flambe. Add the bananas and cook for 2 minutes. Pour over the chicken and waffles, and enjoy!