Baked Fried Chicken & Waffles Recipe

A slightly healthier version of chicken and waffles. Instead of fried chicken, use the baked version. It’s better for you and just as crispy!

Baked Fried Chicken & Waffles Recipe

How To Make Baked Fried Chicken & Waffles

The classic combination of chicken and waffles is made healthier in this baked rendition. Savor delicious bites of crispy chicken and soft waffles for a sweet and salty fusion.

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 1 hr 10 mins
Total: 1 hr 15 mins


  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 5 oz buttermilk
  • ¾ cup cornflakes, finely crushed
  • 1 lb chicken leg quarters
  • 2 cups pancake batter, prepared
  • cooking spray
  • 8 cups vegetable oil, for frying

To Serve:

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp sriracha, or hot sauce of your choice
  • 2 tbsp pancake syrup, or maple syrup


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 360 degrees F and preheating your frying oil.

  2. Next, coat your baking dish with oil or cooking spray.

  3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, salt, pepper, onion powder, and cayenne pepper together.

  4. Place the buttermilk and corn flakes crumbs in two separate shallow bowls.

  5. Roll the chicken in the flour mixture. Make sure to evenly coat each side.

  6. Afterward, dip the chicken in buttermilk and coat in corn flakes crumbs.

  7. Slowly place the chicken into your frying oil and cook for 3 to 5 minutes until the coating turns golden brown.

  8. Place the fried chicken breasts onto a grease baking tray.

  9. Bake the chicken for about 30 to 35 minutes.

  10. When the chicken is almost ready, start making the waffles. Grease the waffle maker with cooking spray then pour 1 cup of the batter. Allow to cook for roughly 3 to 5 minutes on each side on a medium-high setting.

  11. Once finished, serve your cooked waffles with butter, hot sauce, and syrup alongside your baked fried chicken. Enjoy!


  • Sugar: 3g
  • :
  • Calcium: 263mg
  • Calories: 5748kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 66g
  • Cholesterol: 193mg
  • Fat: 619g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 5mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 81g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g
  • Potassium: 570mg
  • Protein: 33g
  • Saturated Fat: 484g
  • Sodium: 1356mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 946IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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