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Southern Style Chicken and Waffles Recipe


Southern Style Chicken and Waffles | Chicken and Waffles

Southern Style Chicken and Waffles | Chicken and Waffles

Discover the perfect blend of crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles with our Southern Style Chicken and Waffles recipe.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 720 kcal


For the Chicken

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Vegetable oil for frying

For the Waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Forthe Chicken

  • Take a large bowl and mix buttermilk, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper.
    Then, add the chicken breasts and let them marinate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a deep fryer or large skillet to 350°F (175°C).
  • Take each chicken breast out of the buttermilk and coat it in flour.
  • Fry chicken for about 10 minutes each side, or until golden brown and cooked through.

For the Waffles

  • Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt in a sizable bowl.
  • In another bowl, beat eggs, and then add milk, oil, and vanilla. Mix well.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Cook as directed by the manufacturer in a waffle iron that has been preheated.

To Serve

  • Place a waffle on a plate, top with a piece of chicken, and drizzle with your choice of syrup or honey.

Pairing Ideas for Southern Style Chicken and Waffles 

Syrup Varieties

Classic maple syrup is a go-to, but don’t be afraid to experiment with other flavors like honey, agave nectar, or even fruit-flavored syrups like blueberry or strawberry for a sweet twist.

Savory Gravy

For a more savory option, a rich, creamy chicken or sausage gravy can be drizzled over the chicken and waffles, adding depth and heartiness to the dish.

Creamy Dips

Consider offering a side of whipped cream or flavored butter, like cinnamon or honey butter, for spreading on the waffles.

Crispy Bacon or Sausage

Adding a side of crispy bacon or savory sausage can enhance the dish with additional layers of flavor and texture.


Serve with eggs cooked to your preference (such as poached, scrambled, or sunny-side up) for a classic breakfast touch.

​Fresh Fruit

Fresh berries, sliced bananas, or a mixed fruit salad can add a refreshing element to the dish—the natural sweetness and acidity of the fruit balance the richness of the chicken and waffles.

Collard Greens or Coleslaw

A side of collard greens or a fresh coleslaw can provide a refreshing contrast to the richness of the dish, adding a hint of bitterness or tanginess.


Pair with sweet iced tea, a classic Southern drink, or freshly brewed coffee. For an adult twist, consider a mimosa or a Bloody Mary.


If you’re thinking of dessert, a light, citrusy sorbet or a scoop of vanilla ice cream can be a perfect way to end the meal.

Remember, the best pairings are the ones that suit your taste preferences and enhance your dining experience.

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