Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hash House A Go Go's Sage Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffles

After the wedding, the missionary and Pioneer Trek
we ran away for 3 weeks.
On our way to running away, we stopped in
Las Vegas at the famous
Hash House A Go Go
for their
Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles.

(This is a picture of my dish at the restaurant.)

A massive breakfast, lunch or dinner dish that
consists of 4 waffles with bacon inside
topped with two fried chicken breasts
and garnished with their special
"BBQ sauce" and deep fried scallions
served up with warm maple syrup.

This dish is stacked high and pierced
with a skewer and a sprig of rosemary
and finally with a huge steak knife
(to keep it from toppling over!)

Definitely a dish to wow!
And a dish to share.

As we were driving home from our 3 week
vacation and talking about getting together
with the family for dinner after 3 weeks absence
hubby suggested we try making the 
Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles.

I quickly got on my phone and did
a search and I came up with two
recipes, both supposedly from
Hash House A Go Go
but one gave more specifics
for the waffles and one gave more
specifics for the chicken, so I combined
them to get a full recipe.  
in addition, I found a Las Vegas Food TV
video showing Chef Andy making his
famous dish and that gave me even more
instructions on how to put together this
fabulous meal.

So we tried it and it tasted just like theirs.
This photo is my homemade
Hash House A Go Go's Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles

(A picture of my version of Sage Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffles.)

Of course this was the photo for blogging, no one
wanted this large of a serving 
(4 waffles and 2 chicken breasts like theirs). 

 We made our servings
with one or two waffles and one chicken breast
(some even just had a half chicken breast).

Hash House A Go Go's Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles
(Adaptaion from Food Network's Recipe
-featured on Rachael's Vacation-
- featured on Unique Eats - Vegas -
(This video helped me realize that I needed both recipes to make it like his.)
So I have combined all three for you to get a really
good and complete recipe.

Hash House A Go Go's 
Sage Fried Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Sage Fried Chicken
Oil for deep frying
1 1/4 C. flour
1 C. cornstarch
1/2 C. lightly crushed cornflakes
1 T. Season All or Old Bay
1 T. fresh sage, finely chopped
6 eggs (beaten for an egg wash)
8 boneless skinless chicken breasts

Place the chicken breasts in a ziploc bag and lightly 
pound to flatten the thick side so that the piece is
evenly thick.  Repeat with all pieces.

Mix the flour, cornstarch, cornflakes, Season All and fresh
sage.  Place in a shallow pan.  Place the egg wash in another 
shallow pan.

Heat the oil to 360 in a deep fryer.

Dip the chicken first in the egg wash and then
in the flour mix.  Deep fry for 6-7 minutes or until
cooked through.  Drain on paper towels.

5 C. flour
1/4 C. sugar
1 1/2 T. baking powder
1 T. salt
3 eggs
2 C. buttermilk
2 C. milk
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 C. melted butter
16 pieces of hardwood smoked bacon, cooked

Preheat a square waffle iron - mine
makes 4 square waffles at once.

Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl and set aside.
Mix the wet ingredients in another bowl, making sure to
break up the eggs and mix them in.
Stir the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients stirring
until mixed with a few lumps left.  (I had to add a little
water or milk to the mix as it seemed too thick.)

Spray the waffle iron with Pam.  Spoon the waffle
batter into the waffle iron, making sure to fill in the
corners of the waffle iron.
Lay a cooked piece of bacon diagonally across each
waffle square.  Mine has 4 squares so I laid 4 pieces
of bacon on the batter for each batch.  Close the
waffle iron and cook until golden and crispy.  Cut
the squares apart when finished cooking.

Fried Leeks or Green Onions
(I don't think these are optional.  They
are easy to do in the oil before you fry the 
chicken and they really add to the flavor.)

1 bunch green onions or several
leeks, cut thinly into strips
hot oil for deep frying

Heat oil to 360 (do this before
you cook the chicken) and throw
the thin long slices of leeks or onions
into the hot oil.  Cook until crispy and drain.

BBQ Sauce
1/2 C. low sodium soy sauce
1/2 C. brown sugar
3/4 T. chopped garlic
3/4 T. sriracha sauce
1 tsp. cornstarch to thicken

Mix in a small saucepan and bring to
a boil and then turn down to a simmer.  
Mix the cornstarch in a tablespoon of
cold water to make a slurry.  Stir into
the BBQ sauce and heat until it thickens
up a little.  

Warm Real Maple Syrup

Rosemary Sprig (Optional)
Finely chopped red or red and yellow pepper (Optional)

For a healthy sized serving:
Layer 2 bacon waffles on a plate
and top with one fried chicken breast.
Secure the stack with a skewer
and place the fried green onions
on top of the skewer (he shows this
in the video).  Dribble a little of
the BBQ sauce on the stack and
on the plate.  Skewer the stack with
a sprig of rosemary and a steak knife
if desired.  Garnish with finely chopped
red pepper if desired.  Serve with
warm real maple syrup.

This would make 8 servings, with
1 chicken breast and two waffles each.

(A picture of my homemade chicken and waffles.)

Wow, look at that thick sliced hardwood smoked bacon
cooked right inside the waffle and the delicious
dribble of the BBQ sauce.  The Food Network recipe
does not even mention the BBQ sauce.  You can
see it in the picture of the restaurant's dish. This
sauce was a hit
and people wanted extra so serve it on
the side.
We served our warmed real maple syrup
in little sauce cups so everyone could
add it as they desired.

The chicken was so moist and flavorful.  I
don't think I have made fried chicken
for over 25 years but I will be making
this again.

(A picture of my homemade Sage Fried Chicken and Bacon Waffles.)

Hash House a Go Go - Twisted Farm Food!
I say, Delicious Farm Food and our friends
who first introduced us to this restaurant
with the huge portions and funky name
raced right over to taste test the famed
dish and gave it two thumbs up!

If you would like to see more food
from my first visit here at
Hash House A Go Go
for Miss America 2012
click here.  You won't believe
the portion sizes! (This was the
first time I had tried Chicken and Waffles
and I fell in love with the salty/sweet

I hope you enjoyed your visit
Purple Chocolat Home 
today and I hope your
mouth watered at this delicious dish.


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. You had me at bacon inside a waffle!! The next time we are in Vegas I am definitely going to find this place!

  2. You always do everything in a BIG way! I'm so glad you had a fun get-away, downed some tasty chow and decided to share it with us. It's looks amazing!!!!

  3. Wow, this is really impressive Jacqueline! I'm sure it's amazing and I definitely see some chicken seasoned with Old Bay in my very near future:@)

  4. Yum! Is all I gotta say!
    Glad you are home safe and rested!

  5. Oh my goodness, what a yummy meal that is! I'm going to try just the chicken for now. I love Old Bay and sage!

  6. I would have never paired these two things together.... Looks super yummy!!

  7. What timing?!? I was just wondering about waffles and fried chicken since I have noticed them being mentioned here and there, but have never had them. And wouldn't you know it, I was just in Las Vegas last week visiting my son! I will definitely have to take them out to dinner at this restaurant next time I'm there! :)

  8. Like Debbie, I think I would love the chicken with fried leeks and green onions on it's own. Although the sound of the bacon inside those waffles have me tempted :)

  9. I am glad you got to take 3 weeks away after all you have been doing lately! This meal looks delicious. I have always heard about chicken and waffles, but never had them. It also looks like something I would rather order than make! I also haven't made fried chicken (or anything fried) in years and I do remember just how messy that is! Yours looks perfect! I'm sure your guests were in awe!


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