Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles
Breakfast and dinner combo! Used to eat this after a few brews in London at about 3am!
Sweet and savoury, it is a delightful dish, but we are biased as we could eat fried chicken for every meal. Paired with champagne like a boss.
Serves 4


  • 8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • Vegetable oil for frying (Deep fat fryer for legends)
  • 500 ml buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp salt
  • 2 tbsp black pepper
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp hot sauce
  • 400g flour
  • 50g corn flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 90g honey
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 65g butter

For the waffles you need a waffle iron if you want to make them at home!

  • 400g flour
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs separated
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 400ml milk


  1. Chicken first.
  2. Mix your buttermilk, 2 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp black pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp smoked paprika, 1 tbsp hot sauce in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
  3. Add your chicken thighs to the mix making sure every thigh is covered in the brine.
  4. Cover the bowl with cling film and marinate overnight or at least 4 hours.
  5. If using a deep fat fryer, heat it to 175 celsius.
  6. If using a pan, pour in your oil to be about 3-4 inches deep.
  7. Heat and if you have a probe check the temp to be 180 celsius or use the bread technique if not.
  8. In another bowl, mix together your flour, corn flour, baking powder, 2 tbsp salt, 1 tbsp black pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp onion powder, 1 tbsp smoked paprika. (There is a banging spice bag mix powder you can get and you can add this also if you like)
  9. In single pieces take your chicken from the brine, letting excess drip off, and dredge individually in the flour mix.
  10. Make sure they are well coated and set aside.
  11. Continue until all pieces have been done.
  12. We find the buttermilk can start to come through a little much sometimes so we tend to double dredge in flour.
  13. Not back to buttermilk first!!! Just double dipped in the flour mix.
  14. In batches of 2 thighs fry the chicken.
  15. If using the pan, cook for 4 minutes each side.
  16. Set aside on kitchen roll and prick each piece lightly. 
  17. Continue until all pieces have been fried and set aside.
  18. We then like to lob all pieces back through the frying process again for just 1 minute 30 seconds each side.
  19. Set aside on fresh kitchen roll.
  20. Make your sauce.
  21.  Melt butter in a pan over medium heat.
  22. Mix in your honey, chilli powder and salt. Mix well and leave over low heat to keep warm while you make your waffles.

Waffles - 

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat your egg whites.
  4. In another bowl again, mix egg yolks, oil and milk.
  5. Mix your egg yolk mix into the flour mix and whisk together.
  6. Gently fold in your egg whites.
  7. Pour the batter into your waffle iron to cook.