Fried Chicken and Waffles
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One of the best comfort foods is fried chicken and waffles, especially when they’re drizzled with sweet maple syrup. It is delicious and crunchy, and it goes well with any meal.

Everyone should try this American meal, it’s one of those. If you’re looking for other comfort foods, try this bacon-wrapped meatloaf, this grilled cheese with tomato, or the traditional baked mac & cheese.

An American Tradition

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Food: Fried Chicken and Waffles (Source: Butter Be Ready)

This dish for Southern Fried Chicken with Waffles is crunchy, crispy, and delicious! It can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and is the perfect comfort food. Since it may be eaten hot or cold, it is very simple to pack for a picnic or a lunch box meal.

When cooking this recipe, I adore using skinless, boneless chicken breasts. On the other hand, you can utilize chicken drumsticks, thighs, and wings.

Despite not being one of my quickest recipes, the tasty chicken that comes from it makes the extra work worthwhile.

Chicken and Waffles Recipe

  1. Make the chicken marinade. Give the marinade at least two hours or overnight.
  2. Get the waffles ready. The dry components should be combined. After that, combine the egg yolks, milk, butter, and sour cream. Incorporate the dry components into the wet mixture. Gently fold the egg whites into the batter after beating them until firm peaks form. Use a heated waffle iron to cook.
  3. Frying the chicken Take the chicken out of the marinade, coat it with seasoned flour, and cook it in heated oil.

Which kind of waffle works best with chicken and waffles?

There is only a matter of preference; there is no right or incorrect response here. Belgium waffles are my personal favorite because of their crunchy texture.

How are Belgian waffles different from those made in old-fashioned American fashion? The usage of egg whites is the primary distinction.

Egg whites are beaten to stiff peaks in a Belgium waffle recipe before being included in the batter. The waffles become light, fluffy within, and crispy exterior as a result.

What foods complement chicken and waffles?

  • The pinnacle of American soul food, this dish tastes great with fries or chips.
  • If you add lettuce, tomato slices, and sliced onion, you can also eat it like a sandwich.
  • However, the classic topping for the greatest chicken and waffles is just some butter and maple syrup.

Recipe Advice:

  • I firmly advise marinating the meat in the buttermilk-egg combination in the fridge for a few hours or overnight for the greatest outcome and the crispiest chicken.
  • Use any chicken portion you like for frying. Make sure the chicken is cooked until the skin is golden brown.
  • Before frying the chicken, it is crucial to get the oil to around 350°F or 177°C.
  • Instead of frying the chicken, you might bake it. Although there may be fewer calories in this dish, the chicken might not be as crispy and crunchy.

Waffles and fried chicken

One of the best comfort foods is fried chicken and waffles, especially when they’re drizzled with sweet maple syrup. It is delicious and crunchy, and it goes well with any meal.

45 minutes are spent on preparation.

30 minutes for cooking

Time for marinating and relaxing

30 minutes in 2 hours

3 hours 45 minutes in total

servings: 6


fried chicken

  • 1 chicken cut into pieces
  • 3 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon Kosher salt
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ⅙ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 3 eggs whites and yolks separated
  • 8 Tablespoons butter melted, plus more for the waffle iron


chicken brined:

  1. Combine buttermilk and 1 Tablespoon of salt in a big bowl. The chicken pieces should be added, covered, and chilled for at least two hours or overnight.


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Food: Fried Chicken and Waffles (Source: Butter Be Ready)
  1. Mix the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a big bowl.
  2. Stir the egg yolks, butter, sour cream, and milk together. Just until mixed, fold the mixture into the dry ingredients.
  3. Fold egg whites into the batter after beating them until stiff peaks form. Avoid overmixing.
  4. Waffle iron on high heat; butter the grates. Pour about a third of a cup of batter onto the heated waffle iron, and cook for about five minutes, or until golden. Continue until done.

Cooking the chicken:

  1. Mix the flour, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper in a sizable shallow basin. Take the chicken out of the buttermilk mixture with tongs and place it into the flour mixture. Shake off any extra material before setting it onto a wire rack to rest for 30 minutes.
  2. About 3 inches of vegetable oil should be filled into a deep skillet or Dutch oven and heated until it reaches 350°F. Set aside a sheet pan covered in paper towels and a wire rack on top.
  3. Fry the chicken in batches for 6 to 8 minutes, or until it is cooked through and browned and reaches an internal temperature of 165°F. Add the prepared wire rack to the chicken.
  4. Before serving, place waffles on a platter, top with chicken, and drizzle with maple syrup.


The nutritional facts are based on six servings and will change depending on how many waffles and what kind of chicken pieces are used.

Nutrition information

Calories: 888 | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 237mg | Sodium: 1753mg | Potassium: 695mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 1811IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 273mg | Iron: 6mg