fried chicken and waffles recipe

chicken and waffles

How To Make Chicken and Waffles: The Most Popular Dish in America

Waffles are small and round. Chicken is large, flat, and rectangular. Sounds like a recipe for disaster, right? Well, that’s exactly why waffles and chicken go so well together — they play off of each other beautifully. The result is a dish that is both simple and elegant in its simplicity: fried chicken with waffles. The dish has been popularized by restaurants across America in recent years. While the specific origins of chicken and waffles are up for debate (some say it was invented in New Orleans while others claim it originates from Alabama), what we do know is that this combination of foods has become more than just an appetizer or side dish – it’s now one of the most popular dishes in America. Chicken and waffles can be found at restaurants throughout the country as well as a handful of chain restaurants such as KFC and Chick-fil-A. It’s also easily made at home if you have access to a waffle maker or griddle (which you probably already do since your kitchen probably has one). For less mess, use a non-stick skillet to cook the chicken instead of a traditional cast-iron skillet which will leave oil residue on your waffle maker plates. Here’s everything you need to know about making chicken and waffles at home

What are Chicken and Waffles?

Chicken and waffles are often referred to as the Southern delicacy. It’s a dish that typically consists of fried chicken with a waffle as a breading. Though the dish is most commonly found in southern states, many restaurants have started to serve it all across the country, including New York, Seattle, and San Francisco. The dish, while delicious, is also very simple and easy to make at home and it can be a nice change of pace at home when you aren’t in the mood for a more complex meal. This dish typically consists of fried chicken with a waffle as a breading. Typically, the waffle is made with a sweet batter and served with syrup, butter, and/or applesauce. You can add other toppings to the waffle such as cinnamon, sliced fruit, peanut butter, syrup, etc. You can also add cream cheese to the waffle to make it more decadent.

How to Make Chicken and Waffles at Home

You’ll start by making the waffle batter. Next, you’ll fry the chicken and then you’ll bake the waffles. This recipe is designed for two people, so if you have three or more people, you can halve the ingredients. First, make the waffle batter. To do this, whisk together the dry ingredients of the waffle batter. Then, add in the wet ingredients and whisk until completely combined. This recipe makes two waffles and a couple of tablespoons of batter will serve two people. Next, start frying the chicken. You’ll need to heat a non-stick skillet or cast-iron skillet. The goal here is to create a thin layer of oil on the skillet. This is to ensure the chicken doesn’t stick to the pan as it cooks. Once the oil is heated up, add in the chicken. You can season the chicken with just salt and pepper if you like, but most restaurants season their chicken with additional ingredients such as garlic, cayenne pepper, or paprika. Once the chicken is seasoned, cook the chicken until it is browned on all sides. You’ll want to cook the chicken until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. The internal temperature of the chicken should be 165 degrees F to ensure the chicken is cooked through and safe to eat. Once the chicken is cooked, plate up the cooked chicken and serve it with the waffles you made earlier.

The ingredients you will need for chicken and waffles

Chicken – You’ll need to buy some chicken and cut it into pieces. The most popular size of chicken for this dish is a six-ounce piece, but you can also use three or four ounces of chicken if that is what you have on hand. Sauce for Chicken – Chicken and waffles are typically served with a sauce such as a maple syrup or buttermilk. To make this recipe, you’ll need to purchase some sauce or make some at home. Waffle Mix – You’ll also need to buy some waffle mix. You’ll use this mix to make two waffles at once.

What you will need to make a waffle recipe

2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 2 eggs 1/2 cup oil 1/2 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup water

Tips for making the perfect waffle for chicken and waffles

The batter for the waffle should be liquid and be able to pour. If the batter is too stiff, the waffles will be crunchy and dry. The waffle iron should be hot before adding the batter and be able to cook 2 waffles at once. You should cook the waffles for about 2-3 minutes on the first side and turn the waffle to the other side. Then, you’ll have to let the waffles cool down before you can serve them.

Variations of chicken and waffles on the internet

One of the most interesting things about this dish is that it can be altered in all sorts of ways. One popular variation is to serve the chicken with mac and cheese. This dish takes this classic pairing and adds in waffles for a dish that is not only delicious but filling as well. Another common variation is to serve the chicken with spaghetti instead of a waffle. The spaghetti is then topped with sauce and cheese, just like the chicken and waffles. This variation turns a run-of-the-mill meal into something a little bit different.


Chicken and waffles are a delicious, Southern dish that can be enjoyed at home with just a few ingredients. Making the batter for the waffles is easy and requires just a few ingredients. Once the waffles are made, you can cook the chicken in a hot non-stick skillet until it is fully cooked. To plate up the dish, add some syrup or applesauce, and serve the chicken with a side of the waffles.

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