Local Farm Market's chicken and waffles features Liege-style waffles and pickled chicken. The Liege waffles are made with batter containing yeast and pearled sugar, which caramelize during cooking. The boneless, skinless chicken thighs are marinated in pickle juice for over 24 hours, then dipped in buttermilk and coated with a mixture of all-purpose flour, cornstarch, paprika, thyme, black pepper, and salt before frying until golden and crispy.
Locals Farm Market
Chicken & Waffles
yeast / pearled sugar / boneless, skinless chicken thighs / pickle juice / buttermilk / flour / cornstarch / paprika / thyme / black pepper / salt
From Prep to Plate
Host Seth Tillman ventures to Poolesville, MD to sample the Liege-style chicken and waffles at Locals Farm Market. Chef Jason Smith explains the distinctive features of the Liege waffles, including the use of yeast and pearled sugar, which caramelize during cooking. Jason then delves into the chicken preparation, showcasing the use of boneless, skinless chicken thighs marinated in pickle juice, buttermilk, and a flavorful breading mix. The chicken is fried to a crispy golden brown, while the Liege waffle batter is cooked to perfection. Topped with a bit of spice, it's ready to eat!