How to make chicken and waffles for National Soul Food Month

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In honor of National Soul Food Month, "Good Morning America" tapped wellness coach Donna Richardson and her mom LaVerne Richardson to share their award-winning chicken and waffles recipe.

The pair joined "GMA" on Wednesday and Mama Laverne, as her daughter and friends lovingly call her, whipped up a batch of the recipe below.

The mother-daughter duo also explained that soul food means gathering with loved ones and creating family traditions like this one that Donna Richardson's grandmother first started.

Fried Chicken and Belgium-Style Waffles

Whisk 2 egg whites, 2 teaspoons hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper in a bowl.

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels. Dip chicken in the egg mix and cover completely.

Next, coat chicken in chicken seasoning in a bowl or plastic bag. Shake off the excess seasoning.

Over medium-heat in a 10- or 12-inch cast iron skillet (non-stick) with a ½ inch of oil, cook chicken, flip and cook on the other side. Total cooking time is 10-25 minutes or until done. Or cook chicken in a preheated deep fryer with oil at 355-365 degrees. Cook for 8-15 minutes or until done. Cooks 2-3 pounds of chicken.

For the waffles

Melt 6 tablespoons of butter, let sit for a couple of minutes.

Whisk or blend each ingredient one at a time: 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, 1 1/4 cups low-fat buttermilk, 6 tablespoons of butter, 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract.

Add waffle mix to the liquid mix. Mix batter until smooth. Spray the waffle iron with non-stick cooking oil. Add batter to the waffle iron. Cook until golden brown.

Prepares 6-8 waffles.

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