Odd Combinations – Chicken & Waffles

What is the oddest combination you can think of?

Now what is the oddest combination you can think of that actually works?

chicken and waffles

This is my rendition of chicken & waffles.

Is this how it is “supposed” to be done?  Regardless, this is how we ate it at my house and it was very well received.

I’d like to think of it as a parallel to pancakes and bacon.

The waffles were crisp on the outside, moist and fluffy on the inside.  The crispy chicken was quite a positive addition and the sweet and savory combination was quite a treat for my palate!  I’m a fan of the sweet-savory duet.

The chicken by itself was crispy, pleasant and flavorful and the leftovers are going to make an incredible po-boy sandwich tomorrow!

chicken dinner recipe - chicken and waffles

Just place fluffy waffles on a plate, layer with crispy chicken and drizzle with syrup.  Buckle up and enjoy the ride!

You might have your own recipe for waffles, but if not you can find the recipe I used here.  You definitely want this chicken recipe…this method was inspired by a recent episode of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives when Guy visited a place called Jamaicaway.  (I want to eat there some day.  Badly!)

Fried Chicken


De-boned and de-skinned chicken, I use thighs or breasts

2 cups of flour

Salt & pepper +

2 tsp. paprika +

2 tsp. garlic powder +

2 tsp. onion powder +

1/2 cup bread crumbs, I used a mixture of panko and unsweetened coconut flakes! 😀


Cut your chicken into strips, anywhere from 1-2″ wide depending on how wide you want the chicken on your waffles.  Sprinkle salt, pepper, paprika, garlic and onion powder on the chicken and mix.  This is in addition to the measurements listed above.  Let chicken sit while you mix your batter and your dry mix.

In two medium sized bowls, add 1 cup of flour to each bowl.  Then add remaining ingredients dividing measurements in half.  One teaspoon paprika in each bowl, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon onion powder in each bowl and 1/4 cup bread crumbs in each as well.  Don’t forget to add salt and pepper. 😉

In one bowl of dry ingredients, add just enough water to make a thick batter.  I added just over 1 cup.  Mix thoroughly and place next to your dry mix.

Heat oil in a pan, dip your chicken strips in wet batter and then the dry before placing in hot oil.  Repeat until all your chicken strips are nice and crispy!

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As you may know, I had a couple presents to give away last week…

The winner is: Suzi from Cooking is Good!

The winner of one variety box of K Cups or one bag of Tully’s Coffee is: Dennis Littely of A Culinary Journey with Chef Dennis!

Don’t thank me, thank my little blonde sidekick for drawing the winning names!

Winners, please email me with your info. :)

Thank you so much for all of your support last week during the Hunger Strike!  We really appreciate your help to raise awareness as well so we really can make a difference one family at a time.

Just in case you missed it, here are links to previous posts:

  • Hunger Strike Day 1 – Turkey Burger Sliders & Giveaway
  • Hunger Strike Day 3 – Garbanzo Bean Meatless Meatballs by Suzi from Cooking is Good
  • Hunger Strike Day 4 – Raising Awareness [Video]
  • Hunger Strike Day 5 – Vegan Brownies by Lora of Cake Duchess

How do you take your chicken and waffles?

  1. The Kitchen NoobThe Kitchen Noob11-03-2011

    One of these days I’ll have to give in and try it. Maybe the next time I’m in Atlanta – I first heard of chicken and waffles when I saw Gladys Knight’s restaurant.

  2. kathdedonkathdedon11-03-2011

    As someone who loves syrup on my bacon, I’m sure I would probably be very happy with your Chicken and Waffles! What a fun dinner to share with kids!

  3. Tina@flourtraderTina@flourtrader11-03-2011

    This is a great combo if you are into the savory+sweet in one bite..you can count me in on that group. I will gladly take a plate of this for any meal-delicious.

  4. KellyKelly11-03-2011

    Ooo a southern staple! This looks so delicious! :)

  5. Cucina49Cucina4911-03-2011

    I don’t think that’s an odd combination at all–I remember eating this at various diners/late-night places when I lived in New Orleans. However, yours looks significantly better–not greasy-spoon at all! I am envying your po-boy lunch!

  6. Anna JohnstonAnna Johnston11-03-2011

    Gotta say I’m not really a waffle fan, but my bestie eats Em with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING. Hmmm… Odd combo’s… Nothing comes to mind, I figure pretty much all foods are friends. :)

  7. KitaKita11-03-2011

    I have never had chicken and waffles but it sounds like it’s right up my ally. I am not a fan of an overly sweet meal and can’t usually make it through breakfast (if its just pancakes or french toast). But something savory, yeah, I am all about that.

  8. KitaKita11-03-2011

    Oh! and my weirdest combo? Whenever I eat dark chocolate I want cheddar cheese.

  9. aarthiaarthi11-03-2011

    I love this dish a lot..Thanks for the recipe dear..Totally loving it….Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..


  10. Kay aka BabygirlKay aka Babygirl11-03-2011

    Hey, this recipe isn’t that odd.. its delicious. I know I love it when I make it and the chicken is hot and ready to eat. Now you’ve gone and made me hungry lol.

  11. MonetMonet11-06-2011

    I’ve wanted to try these for a long long time. People swear by them! Thank you for sharing another batch of delicious goodness with me. I hope you are having a restful and happy Sunday!

  12. Ugh! I feel like I am the only person in the world that hasn’t had the chance to have chicken and waffles!! I want some!

  13. skrskr11-08-2011

    Your banner cracks me up! Chicken & waffles look great.

  14. BigFatBakerBigFatBaker11-17-2011

    MMM I love chicken and waffles..it is some serious soul food! I really need to get a waffle maker so I can make it at home and (hopefully) make it looks as tasty as you did!

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