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Chicken & Mochi Waffle Sandwiches

  • Makes 4 sandwiches
  • PREP: 20 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME: 2 hours

John's fried chicken, but make it a sandwich!

Whether it's National Fried Chicken Day or not, we never need an excuse to eat fried chicken. One of the best ways to eat it, of course, is a fried chicken sandwich, with a close second being chicken and waffles, the diner classic. But then we thought, why choose? We're combining two of the most popular fried chicken dishes ever into one delicious brunch sandwich. It starts with John's LEGENDary fried chicken recipe and some boneless chicken thighs. First, brine the chicken thighs for a few hours (ideally overnight) with a mix of dry spices. Then, bread the chicken in seasoned flour and fry it up in Pepper's Wok (or any heavy-bottomed pot). Then, it's waffle time! Use our best-selling Buttermilk Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix (inspired by John also!) to make two large waffles that will act as the sandwich "bread." A tangy pickle mayo ties the whole thing together. It's sweet, fatty, spicy, and savory all in one bite. You're gonna looove it.


  • 5

    cups cold water

  • 3

    tablespoons Lawry's Seasoning Salt

  • 1 ¾

     teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1

    tablespoon cayenne pepper

  • 4

    medium/large boneless chicken thighs 


  • 3

    cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½

      teaspoons Lawry's Seasoning Salt

  • 1 ½

      teaspoons cayenne pepper

  • 6-8

    cups canola oil for frying depending on which vessel you fry in

For the waffles:

  • 3 cups Cravings Buttermilk Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix

  • 1 ¼ cup milk

  • 3 eggs

  • 6 tbsp of canola oil

Pickle mayo:

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • ½ cup chopped dill pickles

  • 1 teaspoon pickle juice

  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

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Buttermilk Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix- 3 Pack
Buttermilk Mochi Pancake & Waffle Mix- 3 Pack

Not your average pancake mix! Inspired by John Legend’s weekly tradition of Pancake Sundays, we’ve combined mochi with classic buttermilk pancakes—the result is a fluffy, golden brown exterior with that signature bouncy texture and hint of vanilla flavor that mochi fans just can’t get enough of. Just add eggs, oil, and milk and you’ve got mochi magic on your hands.

Pepper's Wok & Tool Set
Pepper's Wok & Tool Set

This is the ultimate set for creating clean-out-the-fridge meals. Aside from just stir-frying, the Teigen-Legend fam uses the wok and spider strainer for deep-frying and big-batch sautéing. Big enough for a pound of noodles Bundled with wooden tongs and a spider strainer Steam, serve, and store, all using a tempered glass lid

Batter Up! 6-Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Lids, Italian Spritz
Batter Up! 6-Piece Mixing Bowl Set with Lids, Italian Spritz

Batter up! Upgrade your baking game with this nesting mixing bowl set with lids. It's a must-have if you love to bake delicious treats at home, and includes three different sizes for mixing up pancake batter (even easier thanks to a pouring spout), making cookie dough, or stirring together a dip. Made from durable and easy-to-clean melamine, these versatile mixing bowls can also double as great ways to serve some popcorn (with assorted Cravings seasonings) or store washed and cut fruit or salads in the fridge. Our favorite part? The silicone lids, which make this set perfect for storing sourdough starters or prepping sauces and salad dressings in advance.

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