Here’s a super easy shortcut to making restaurant style Chicken and Waffles at home. Perfect for when the craving hits.
Here's a super easy shortcut to making restaurant style Chicken and Waffles at home.
Chicken and Waffles: A Decidedly Delicious Combo
Chicken and waffles is indeed an unexpected combo but one that should not be questioned! It's a marriage that just makes sense and one that's built to last. Salty. Sweet. Crispy. Fluffy. Opposites attracting in all the right ways right here. A strong coupling of two of America's favorite foods: Crispy chicken and hot-off-the-iron waffles.
What I'm about to tell you though, is what's really going to make you smile. See that delicious plate of food above? You can make that. In like, 20 minutes. In your own kitchen. I did. And you can too! 🙂
Making homemade chicken and waffles for a crowd?
If you're planning to serve a lot of guests at once, I would recommend making the waffles ahead of time and slightly under-cooking them. Wrap them in plastic wrap to store and then unwrap and toast them right before serving. (You may need a toaster oven for Belgian style waffles since they are thick. If you don't own one (Why not???), check out this one.)
The Ultimate Brunch Food
OK, let your eyes drift back up to those photos. Munch on some chicken with your eyeballs, then look to your right. Do you see that delicious little pink cocktail calling your name? This. This is why brunch will always be better than breakfast. Or any other meal for that matter. You know exactly why. Don't pretend like you don't. 😉 It's because brunch not only makes it perfectly OK to consume alcohol prior to noon, it's actually considered classy. Whoever thought up brunch is truly a social genius, right?
Why brunch is better than breakfast?
One word: cocktails. I've been really excited to share this brunch recipe because it's a two-for-one deal. The cocktail pictured here is its own little recipe creation made using Hidden Spirits bottled cocktail and a splash of cranberry juice. Garnish with a lemon slice and it's better know as a Lemon Breeze. The new best friend of chicken and waffles. I want to give a shout out to Hidden Spirits Cocktails for challenging me to create this little brunch series as a part of the launch of their new beverage.
Want more brunch ideas?
Special Tools Needed for Making Homemade Chicken and Waffles
Special items needed for this recipe:
This homemade chicken and waffles recipe was featured on Menu Plan Monday!
Easy Chicken and Waffles
- 8-12 pieces crispy chicken
- 2 cups Buttermilk waffle mix
- 1 ½ cups water
- Spray butter
- 4 tablespoon real maple syrup
- 2 green onion sliced (you could also use chives)
- ⅔ cup country white gravy mix powder
- 2 cups cold water
- You can use fresh fried chicken or frozen breaded chicken that you bake. If using frozen chicken, place pieces on a baking sheet and bake according to package instructions.
- While chicken is baking, preheat your waffle iron, then in a large bowl, gently stir together waffle mix ingredients just until no powder is remaining.
- Spray the hot waffle iron with butter. Pour batter until bottom iron plate is ¾ of the way covered then close the waffle iron. Wait 2 minutes then rotate. Wait another 2 minutes then open waffle iron. Waffles should be a golden brown. Remove carefully with a fork and plate. Top waffle with maple syrup to taste.
- When chicken is cooked, place 2-3 pieces on top of the waffle. Spoon country gravy on top of chicken to taste. Top with green onions and serve warm.