When ordering chicken and waffles in a restaurant, it is important to note how the chicken is labeled on the menu.
When I ordered chicken and waffles for the first time, I totally expected a crisp waffle paired with a few pieces of fried chicken, butter and syrup. This did not happen. Eagerly anticipating fried chicken and waffles, I was a bit disappointed to see the Pennsylvania Dutch version placed in front of me.
So, I never even realized there was another variation of this recipe. The Pennsylvania Dutch version is a waffle that is topped with pulled chicken and tossed in a country gravy. Not bad, but definitely not what I was looking for. When I think, chicken and waffles, I’m thinking of Southern fried, super crispy chicken, served on top of a piping hot buttermilk waffle. I also want an ample supply of butter and honey served with it.
Luckily, there is not shortage of restaurants serving this brunch staple and I soon had the Southern version… Over and over and over again. A personal favorite spot is, Founding Farmers, in Washington DC. Not only do you get chicken and waffles, there is usually mac and cheese, fresh veggies and the crowning glory – a homemade, incredibly delicious doughnut. It’s pretty awesome.
At home, I don’t always have time to make bone-in fried chicken… So here is a fast version of chicken and waffles that is perfect for a quick brunch. I hope you like it!