Fried Chicken and Waffles Recipe

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Rita Andrews Modified: March 25, 2022
Fried Chicken and Waffles Recipe

How To Make Fried Chicken and Waffles

Put together a delightful meal with these chicken and waffles, with a perfectly seasoned chicken and soft, golden waffles, topped with maple syrup.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Marinate and Rest Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total: 3 hours 45 minutes



Fried Chicken:

  • 1chicken,cut into pieces
  • 3cupsbuttermilk
  • 1tbspKosher salt
  • vegetable oil,for frying
  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1tspcayenne pepper,optional
  • 1tbspsmoked paprika
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • ¼cupwhite sugar
  • 1tspbaking soda
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • tspsalt
  • 1cupmilk
  • ¼cupsour cream
  • 3eggs,whites and yolks separated
  • 8tbspbutter,melted, plus more for the waffle iron


  1. In a large bowl, mix together buttermilk and 1 tablespoon of salt. Add the chicken pieces, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda and powder, and salt.

  2. Stir the milk, sour cream, butter and egg yolks. Fold the mixture into the dry ingredients just until combined.

  3. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form and fold into the batter. Do not over mix.

  4. Heat the waffle iron, brush grates with melted butter. Spoon about ⅓ cup of batter onto the hot waffle iron and cook until golden, for about 5 minutes. Repeat until finished.

Fried Chicken:

  1. In a large shallow bowl, whisk together flour, cayenne, paprika, salt, and pepper. Using tongs, take the chicken from the buttermilk mixture and toss it into the flour mixture. Shake off excess and place onto a wire rack to rest for 30 minutes.

  2. Fill a deep skillet or Dutch oven, heat about 3 inches of vegetable oil until it reaches 350 degrees F. Prepare a sheet pan with paper towels, top it with a wire rack. Set aside.

  3. Fry chicken in batches for about 6 to 8 minutes until cooked and golden, and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove chicken to prepared wire rack.

  4. Add waffles to a plate, top with chicken and drizzle with maple syrup before serving.


  • Calories: 1094.13kcal
  • Fat: 59.82g
  • Saturated Fat: 22.19g
  • Trans Fat: 0.88g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 23.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 9.31g
  • Carbohydrates: 82.13g
  • Fiber: 3.12g
  • Sugar: 16.99g
  • Protein: 54.56g
  • Cholesterol: 284.64mg
  • Sodium: 1200.62mg
  • Calcium: 316.35mg
  • Potassium: 806.09mg
  • Iron: 6.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 333.20µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.75mg
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