These tender waffles have mashed potatoes in the batter, along with thyme, garlic and onion. We've traded the usual pancake syrup for a silky maple-orange gravy made with drippings from the chicken.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

45 mins
8 hrs
20 mins
9 hrs 5 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl combine the orange zest, orange juice, maple syrup, thyme, mustard, salt and pepper. Skin chicken, if desired. Place chicken in a resealable plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour orange juice mixture over chicken. Seal bag; turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for 8 to 24 hours, turning occasionally.

  • Remove chicken from marinade; discard marinade. In a very large oven-going skillet, brown chicken in hot oil over medium-low heat, about 10 minutes, turning to brown all sides. (Be attentive; the maple syrup in the marinade makes the chicken brown faster than usual. Reduce heat if necessary.) Turn chicken skin side up. Transfer skillet to oven and roast, uncovered, for 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and drumsticks). Transfer chicken to a platter; cover with foil to keep warm. (Make Mashed Potato Waffles while the chicken roasts.)

  • In the reserved skillet with the drippings, melt the butter over medium-low heat. Add the flour and stir to combine. Add the broth and cook and stir to scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Serve chicken with Mashed Potato Waffles and pan gravy.


The maple syrup will cause the chicken to brown more quickly; reduce heat, if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

463 calories; fat 23g; cholesterol 165mg; saturated fat 8g; carbohydrates 29g; mono fat 9g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 2g; sugars 5g; protein 34g; vitamin a 248.9IU; vitamin c 5.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 8.6mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 53.5mcg; vitamin b12 0.4mcg; sodium 894mg; potassium 333mg; calcium 207mg; iron 3mg.