Southern Symphony: Chicken and Waffles


Indulge in a delightful fusion of savory and sweet with our Southern Symphony: Chicken and Waffles. This dish is a harmonious blend of crispy, golden-fried chicken and fluffy, buttery waffles, drizzled with pure maple syrup. It's the perfect balance of textures and flavors that will serenade your taste buds!

Southern Symphony: Chicken and Waffles

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 waffle with 2 chicken pieces

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 650 kcal
  • Protein: 30g
  • Carbohydrates: 60g
  • Fat: 30g
  • Sodium: 800mg
  • Sugar: 15g


  • Chicken Breast (boneless, skinless): 4 pieces (about 800g or 1.76 lbs or 28.2 oz)
  • Buttermilk: 500ml (17.6 oz)
  • All-Purpose Flour: 200g (7 oz)
  • Cornmeal: 100g (3.5 oz)
  • Baking Powder: 10g (0.35 oz)
  • Eggs: 2 large
  • Milk: 250ml (8.8 oz)
  • Unsalted Butter: 100g (3.5 oz), melted
  • Maple Syrup: for serving
  • Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Marinate Chicken: In a bowl, mix buttermilk with salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic powder. Add chicken and let marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Prepare Waffle Batter: Mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder, a pinch of salt. In another bowl, whisk eggs and milk. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Stir in melted butter.
  3. Cook Chicken: Coat marinated chicken in seasoned flour. Fry in preheated oil at 350°F (175°C) until golden and cooked through (about 10 minutes).
  4. Make Waffles: Pour batter into preheated waffle iron. Cook until golden and crispy.
  5. Serve: Place waffles on plates, top with fried chicken. Drizzle with maple syrup.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinate the chicken overnight for deeper flavor.
  • Keep waffles warm in an oven at 200°F (95°C) while frying chicken.
  • Use a thermometer to ensure chicken is cooked to 165°F (74°C).

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use chicken thighs instead? Yes, boneless chicken thighs can be used for a juicier option.
  • How do I know when the chicken is done? The internal temperature should reach 165°F (74°C). It should be golden outside and white inside.
  • Can I make this gluten-free? Yes, use gluten-free flour for both the chicken coating and waffles.