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Black Folks Southern Fried Chicken And Waffles Recipe

Southern fried chicken and waffles recipe is the perfect pair for a delicious and soulful breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!

This recipe includes a beautiful marriage of juicy and tender Southern fried chicken and fluffy, buttery waffles with a delicious twist of sweet and spicy syrup for a delicate kiss of sweet heat.

Prep Time:15minutes 
Cook Time:12minutes 
Cook Time Per Waffle:7minutes 
Total Time:34minutes 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
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Servings: 8
Calories: 2045kcal


  • Deep fryer or large cast-iron skillet or Dutch oven
  • Single waffle iron or multiple waffle maker


Ingredients for the Southern fried chicken

  • 6-8 pieces chicken or one 3-pound chicken cut into pieces
  • 48 oz peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour divided
  • 1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ¾ teaspoon red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning or all-purpose seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup buttermilk ½ cup of buttermilk = ½ cup of milk & ½ tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Ingredients for the waffles

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • cooking spray

Ingredients for the chicken and waffles sauce: spicy honey syrup

  • 1 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • ½ teaspoon garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon ginger minced
  • ½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar


Instructions for the chicken and waffles: Black folks Southern fried chicken recipe

  • Mix the poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.
  • Rub the seasoning mixture all over each piece of chicken.
  • Pour the peanut oil (preferred) or vegetable oil into a deep fryer, 6-quart skillet, or Dutch oven until the oil is 1-inch deep.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat or until it reaches 350 degrees F.
  • While you’re waiting for the oil to heat up, Place 1 cup of the divided flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and red pepper in a medium-size mixing bowl or 1-gallon resealable food storage bag.
  • Shake (or mix) the sealed bag to combine the ingredients for a homemade poultry seasoning, and set the flour mixture aside.
  • Pour the second cup of flour into a second resealable bag (or medium-sized mixing bowl) and set it aside.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and egg, and set that mixture aside too.
  • The chicken will go through a 3-step process from here.
  • First, place the chicken in the bag (or bowl) of seasoned flour and shake or toss to coat the chicken evenly.
  • Second, shake off the excess flour and dip the chicken into the buttermilk mixture.
  • Third, transfer the chicken to the last bag (or bowl) of flour and shake or toss until it’s very well coated.
  • Place the coated chicken into the pre-heated oil, skin-side down, and be careful not to overcrowd the chicken in the oil. You can fry a second batch, if need be, to avoid overcrowding by frying all the chicken at once. Just make sure the hot oil remains at 350 degrees F.
  • Cook the chicken pieces for 10 to 12 minutes, occasionally turning to prevent excessive browning.
  • As the chicken batter turns golden brown, remove it from the hot oil, and allow it to drain in a closed container (to keep the fried chicken warm) with a paper towel under the chicken.
  • Serve Black folks Southern fried chicken right away with warm waffles, and enjoy!

Instructions for the waffles and waffle syrup

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt in a bowl and set the mixture aside.
  • Then whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy whipping cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla extract, and butter in a separate medium-sized bowl.
  • Pour the dry ingredients mix into the egg and milk mixture.
  • Combine the ingredients with an electric mixer.
  • Lightly coat the waffle maker with cooking spray.
  • Use a large serving spoon or ladle to pour the waffle batter onto the waffle maker griddle.
  • Cook the waffles according to your waffle iron instructions (approx. 5-7 minutes), which will vary by the number of waffles you can make in one batch.
  • Chicken and waffles sauce – While the waffles are cooking, stir together the honey, sriracha, garlic, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl, and set aside. (Double the ingredients to make more syrup!)
  • Serve this Black folks chicken and waffles recipe right away with a heaping spoonful of spicy honey chicken and waffles sauce on top!


* This is a recipe with many ingredients and even more (a lot of) calories. So savor chicken and waffles when you do make it, as it’s not recommended to eat this dish on a regular basis.


Calories: 2045kcal | Carbohydrates: 91g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 185g | Saturated Fat: 37g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 56g | Monounsaturated Fat: 83g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 818mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 234mg | Iron: 4mg
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