Cooking & Cocktails with “Big Herm”

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RICHMOND, Va. – Fan favorite Big Herm from Big Herm’s Kitchen was back in the Virginia This Morning kitchen to share his recipe for Lemon Brined Chicken and Waffles with a Vanilla Honey Drizzle. Big Herm’s Kitchen is located at 315 N 2nd St in Richmond. For more information you can visit

Lemon Brined Chicken & Waffles
w/ Vanilla Honey Drizzle

4 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into four pieces
Juice of two large lemons
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp granulated garlic
1/2 cup chopped green onions

Mix all brine ingredients and marinate chicken for 2 hours in the fridge

2 eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon rubbed sage
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cups vegetable oil for frying, or as

Beat the eggs thoroughly in a shallow bowl. Mix flour, sage, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl.
Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.Dip chicken pieces into the beaten egg, then in the seasoned flour to thoroughly coat.
Fry chicken in the hot oil until golden brown on the first side, about 4/5 minutes; reduce heat to medium, and fry chicken on second side, about 4/5 more minutes.

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 honey
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a saucepan, combine sugar, honey and cream. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Stir in vanilla.

Cut waffles into 4 pieces, place a piece of chicken on top of each piece and drizzle with Syrup