Southern style chicken and waffles. Imagine a perfectly crispy fried chicken, seasoned to absolute perfection, then placed on top of warm buttery waffles, drizzled with sweet maple syrup. This has to have been one of the most mouth-watering dishes to come out of the South. Chicken and waffles. Let me tell you that this meal is the perfect combination of sweet and savory goodness. The waffles are made with some of the simplest ingredients, but when combined, they pack a powerful bunch. The chicken is cooked within minutes, and no buttermilk is involved. After all, who doesn’t love an easy recipe?
I could go on for days as to why you should make these soul food Southern-style chicken and sweet waffles. I mean, really, they are just that iconic. The all-time chicken and waffles combo. Well, enough of my yapping here is why:
Crispy and Fluffy- I mean, let’s be honest, that is the ultimate combination of food. Not to mention that it’s drizzled in a pool of syrup. I hope your taste buds are getting excited.
Easy To Assemble- The chicken and waffles are made to be easy. I have a buttermilk chicken recipe that I think you will enjoy as well.
Breakfast or Dinner- Winner, winner chicken dinner. This Southern style chicken and waffles can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s the perfect brunch combination.
Leftover Friendly - With these chicken and waffles, you can easily pack them up and have them for lunch the next day. Just pop them into the oven.
Here are a few of the ingredients but not all. The full list of ingredients can be found below.
Making southern-style waffles is somewhat of a two-step recipe, but don’t worry. Both steps are straightforward and save you a ton of time.
Clean- First, you want to clean your chicken tenders properly. Afterward, make sure that you pat your chicken dry.
Preheat- Heat your oil to 350 degrees. Next, season your chicken with all of the necessary ingredients. Lastly, add mustard and hot sauce, then mix well.
Coat Your Chicken- Add some flour to a gallon ziplock bag. Add the same seasonings you used to season your chicken into the bag of flour. Mix well.
Preheat the waffle iron to 400°F.
Add your dry ingredients, flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
Add your wet ingredients, eggs, melted butter, milk, and vanilla extract separately. Mix for 5 minutes.
Next, add the mixture to the dry ingredients and stir.
Add 1 cup of waffle mixture to the waffle maker(depending on size) and close the top. Cook for 3 minutes or until brown.
Add waffle, then top with chicken. Drizzle with syrup.
What I love about my waffles recipe is that you don’t need whole milk. You can use substitute for buttermilk or half and half.
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
I know you’ve heard of buttermilk. I have a great recipe on this one. If you would like to marinate your chicken tenders before. Simply follow that recipe.
Boneless chicken thighs
I used chicken tenders but you can also use chicken wings chicken strips, or chicken breasts.
Give it that Creole kick. Sprinkle some Creole Seasoning and a spicy sauce like hot honey over the top of you, like it is extremely spicy.
For Southern Style Chicken and Waffles, You can top these waffles with pecan, walnut, blueberries, or even peanuts. You can also place the nuts inside of the waffle batter to bake them inside. I would only add about a half cup of any nuts.
Equipment For Southern Style Chicken and Waffles
When it comes down to equipment to make these southern-style chicken and waffle pancakes, we all know that a waffle maker is most important. Without that, my friend. We have a problem. 🤣🤣
If you would like to save these chicken and waffles for up to 3 months, I would suggest you freeze the waffles me place them in the freezer. The chicken can be stored in an airtight Ziplock bag, but I wouldn’t try to eat that as leftover after three days. That’s just my opinion. Reheat in the microwave for 1 minute. To reheat in the oven, turn oven to 400 degrees and let them bake until warm.
Yes, I would use chicken breast but stay away from the bone/in chicken with your waffle unless you like gathering bones while you eat.
The crispy fried chicken pieces layered over the waffle recipe is the ultimate Southern comfort food. You won’t regret making these homemade waffles with
Last Updated on November 20, 2023 by Ronalyn Alston | Published: October 6, 2023
October 6, 2023