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chicken and waffles in skillet with syrup being poured on top

Easy Chicken and Waffles

Easy Chicken and Waffles begins and ends with crispy fried chicken and stacks of homemade buttery waffles topped with as much syrup as you can handle.
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 767kcal
Author Shannon


For the Chicken:

  • 4 thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2-1/2 cups peanut oil or frying oil of choice
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup buttermilk divided
  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Waffles:

  • 2 cups bisquick mix
  • 1-1/3 cups whole milk
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 bottle of favorite syrup warmed
  • butter for waffles optional


Prepare three separate shallow containers. One with cornstarch, a second with egg and 2/3 cups buttermilk and whisk together, and third with flour, garlic salt, paprika, pepper, cayenne pepper, chili powder, baking powder, garlic powder. Stir in 1/3 cup buttermilk until crumbly. One chicken breast at a time dredge in the cornstarch, then the egg/buttermilk mixture, then into the flour mixture. Set on a baking sheet until ready to fry.

    Heat a cast iron skillet with 2-1/2 cups peanut oil on high heat. One chicken breast at a time fry until golden brown on each side, about 5 minutes per side, flipping only once. Place on a baking sheet lined with paper towels until all chicken has been fried.

      Mix all the waffle ingredients into a large bowl and pour into a lightly greased waffle iron. Cook until golden brown about 4 minutes. Remove and cut into 4 even waffles.

        Place one piece of fried chicken on top of each waffle and pour warmed syrup over the top and serve.


          Calories: 767kcal | Carbohydrates: 85g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 1013mg | Potassium: 811mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 885IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 264mg | Iron: 3.7mg