Chicken and Waffles


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Chicken and Waffles is the type of meal that you can make for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Truly it is one of the most delicious and versatile meals that you can make.

Chicken and Waffles on a plate being drizzled with maple syrup.

If you have never tried Chicken and Waffles, you do not know what you’re missing. The crispy warm waffle and chicken combined with that sweet maple syrup is really decadent, but the recipe is so simple.

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What We Love About This Chicken Recipe

While many think that Chicken and Waffles is a southern staple, many believe this sweet and savory meal was created in Harlem, New York. Find out more here.

  • 30 Minute Meal: This recipe comes together quickly and can be made any time of the day.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry or the fridge.
  • Family Friendly: This is a great recipe for adults and children with the golden-brown crispy chicken and the light and fluffy waffles.
  • Adaptable: Can make many versions of the waffle and try different toppings.

Ingredient Notes

  • Waffles: Make homemade, use store bought or frozen varieties, they are all great for this delicious recipe
  • Chicken Breast: to make this recipe quick and easy, use boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Oil: An oil with a good smoke point, vegetable oil such as canola oil
  • Flour: A basic white all-purpose flour
  • Eggs: 4 Large eggs
  • Breadcrumbs: Use seasoned breadcrumbs, Panko breadcrumbs or whatever you like
  • Maple Syrup: Try using the real stuff, not the artificial store kind, it’s worth it
Chicken and Waffles on a plate.

Equipment Needed

  • Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

How to Make Chicken and Waffles

These are the basic steps for making this easy chicken with waffles. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

STEP 1: WAFFLES

First, prepare the waffles per the package directions or recipe that you prefer. Keep the waffles warm in the oven.

Flour, eggs and breadcrumbs in bowls.

STEP 2: CHICKEN

Meanwhile, heat the oil in the skillet, and then cut the chicken into bite sized pieces. Place flour, eggs (lightly beaten), and breadcrumbs in separate bowls. Next, dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, then back into the egg, and into the breadcrumbs once more.

a collage of 2 images showing chicken being cooked in oil and chicken cooling on a wire rack.

STEP 3: COOK

Next, cook the chicken in the skillet with the hot oil for a total cook time of 6 to ten minutes. Turn the chicken halfway through. Once cooked, remove from the pan and place on a wire rack.

Chicken and Waffles on a plate being drizzled with maple syrup.

STEP 4: ASSEMBLE

Finally, assemble the dish by topping a waffle with some chicken and then drizzle the syrup on top.

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

The waffles can be made in advance and then warmed through when ready to serve. Also, you can make and cook the chicken pieces in advance and then warm through in the oven before serving.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

The waffles and the chicken should be stored in airtight containers in the refrigerator for up to four days.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

The waffles and the chicken can be stored in freezer bags or airtight containers in the freezer for up to four months.

HOW TO REHEAT THIS RECIPE

Thaw in the fridge overnight and then use a toaster oven or oven to warm the waffles and chicken and serve with the syrup.

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE HEALTHIER?

There are several ways to make this dish healthier, for example:
* Use a gluten-free waffle and flour.
* Oven bake the chicken instead of frying.
* A sugar free syrup can be used for this recipe.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WHOLE WHEAT WAFFLES?

Multi-grain, whole wheat or even flavored waffles can be a delicious twist on this recipe.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Indeed, adjust the recipe card below for the amount of people that you are feeding.

CHICKEN PIECES FOR THIS RECIPE?

True fried chicken pieces can be used in this chicken and waffle recipe; however, this version is quicker and much easier to eat.

Chicken and Waffles on a plate drizzled with maple syrup.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add Heat: Kick up the heat with a little hot sauce in the chicken breading.
  • Mini: Make mini chicken and waffles, use a toothpick to hold them together, and use as a creative appetizer.
  • Variation tip: Add a layer of crispy bacon to the dish.
  • Sandwich: Create a sandwich with the chicken nestled in-between the waffles.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook the chicken in the air fryer for a crispy but less calorie version of this recipe. Cook at 350 for about 10 minutes. Check the chicken with a meat thermometer to verify the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.

What to Serve with Chicken and Waffles

  • Fruit Syrups
  • Bacon
  • Hash Brown Potatoes

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Chicken and Waffles

Corinne Schmitt
Chicken and Waffles is the type of meal that you can make for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Truly it is one of the most delicious and versatile meals that you can make.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 1708 kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Cutting Board
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients
  

  • 4 waffles
  • 1 pound chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions
 

  • Prepare waffles as directed (If you are making from scratch, get those started).
  • Meanwhile, cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
  • Place the flour in one bowl, eggs in another bowl, and breadcrumbs in a third bowl.
  • Dredge each piece of chicken in the flour, eggs, breadcrumbs, then back into the egg, and into the breadcrumbs once more.
  • Carefully place the chicken in the warm oil.
  • Turn after about 3-5 minutes, when it’s golden-brown on the bottom.
  • Cook another 3-5 minutes on the other side.
  • Remove from the pan and place on a wire rack.
  • Place a waffle on a serving plate and top with chicken.
  • Drizzle with syrup and serve warm.

Notes

  • Add Heat: Kick up the heat with a little hot sauce in the chicken breading.
  • Mini: Make mini chicken and waffles, use a toothpick to hold them together, and use as a creative appetizer.
  • Variation tip: Add a layer of crispy bacon to the dish.
  • Sandwich: Create a sandwich with the chicken nestled in-between the waffles.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Cook the chicken in the air fryer for a crispy but less calorie version of this recipe. Cook at 350 for about 10 minutes. Check the chicken with a meat thermometer to verify the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
 

Nutrition

Calories: 1708kcalCarbohydrates: 110gProtein: 37gFat: 125gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 38gMonounsaturated Fat: 74gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 740mgPotassium: 757mgFiber: 7gSugar: 41gVitamin A: 573IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 330mgIron: 7mg
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