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.
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!