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  • Writer's pictureArthur Adam Housley

Fried Chicken and Waffles

We've done this twice now and both times it was mouthwatering. I think the second time around was a bit better as Tamera used only chicken breasts and marinated them a tad longer than the first time. As for the waffles...I think they also tasted better the second time around...but that could be due to the chicken!


  • 3 cups buttermilk 

  • ⅓ cup kosher salt

  • 2 tablespoons sugar 

  • 2 ½ – 3 pounds meaty chicken pieces (breast halves, thighs, and drumsticks) 

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 

  • salt to taste

  • black pepper to taste 

  • Creole Seasoning 

  • Smoked Paprika

  • Garlic powder

  • Onion powder

  • Cooking oil 


  • Step 1 For brine, in a resealable plastic bag set in a bowl combine the 3 cups buttermilk, the coarse salt, and sugar. Cut chicken breasts in half crosswise. Add all chicken pieces to the brine; seal bag. Turn bag to coat chicken with brine mixture. Chill for 2 to 4 hours; remove chicken from brine. Drain chicken; Discard brine. Season chicken to taste with Pepper,  garlic and  onion powder.

  • Step 2 In a large bowl combine flour, smoked paprika and Creole seasoning. Roll the marinated chicken pieces in the flour, shaking off excess. Repeat with the rest of the chicken. Step 3 Meanwhile, in a deep, heavy Dutch oven or kettle, or a deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 350 degrees F. Using tongs carefully add a few pieces of chicken to Dutch oven. (Oil temperature will drop; maintain temperature at 325 degrees F.) Fry chicken for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink (170 degrees F for breasts; 180 degrees F for thighs and drumsticks), and coating is golden, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep fried chicken warm in a 300 degree F oven while frying remaining chicken pieces. 


You can use a premix and then alter it by adding honey, cinnamon and vanilla extract. This is the from the scratch way!


  • 2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour

  • 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar

  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract

  • 1 Tablespoon of Honey

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt

  • 1 Tablespoon Cinnamon

  • 2 Large Eggs

  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

  • 2 Cups Milk


  • Preheat your waffle iron, spray with non stick cooking spray

  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

  • In a medium bowl beat the eggs, vegetable oil, milk, and vanilla extract.

  • Add them all together and mix well.

  • Pour the batter onto your hot waffle iron and cook according to manufacturer's recommendations...also make sure you don't overfill the waffle iron.

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