Prime Fried Chicken and Waffles

Prime Fried Chicken and Waffles
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

Real down home, down south cooking with this delicious feast! Really crispy fried chicken with light fluffy waffles and a drizzle of sweetness. Takes a bit of time but so worth the effort!


1 Package (4 pieces) Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Chicken Thighs
1 Package (5 pieces) Maple Leaf Prime Naturally® Chicken Drumsticks
3 cups (750 mL) Buttermilk
2 tsp (10 mL) Hot sauce
3 cups (750 mL) Flour
11/2 tbsp (22 mL) Garlic powder
1 tbsp (15 mL) Onion powder
1 1/2 tbsp (22 mL) Paprika
1 tsp (5 mL) Cayenne
1 tsp (5 mL) Ground black pepper
1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) Salt
Peanut oil for frying


¾ cup (175 mL) Flour
¼ cup (60 mL) Cornstarch
½ tsp (2 mL) Baking powder
¼ tsp (1 mL) Baking soda
½ tsp (2 mL) Salt
1 cup (250 mL) Buttermilk
1/3 cup (80 mL) Vegetable oil
1 Egg
1 ½ tsp (7 mL) Sugar
1 ½ tsp (7 mL) Vanilla

Maple syrup or honey for serving

PLACE chicken in a large container with buttermilk and hot sauce. Mix well to coat the chicken and refrigerate overnight.

MIX together flour and spices in a shallow bowl and set aside. Remove chicken from the buttermilk, dredge in the seasoned flour and dip back into the buttermilk and once again into the flour for a double coating. Place chicken on a baking tray lined with paper towel and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

HEAT about 2” (5 cm) of peanut oil in a large, heavy pot or deep fryer. Heat oil to 320°F (158°C). Fry chicken for about 15-20 minutes, turning once, until golden brown and the internal temperature reaches 185°F (85°C).

TRANSFER to a clean paper towel lined baking tray to drain.

COMBINE flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Mix well. Stir in buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar, and vanilla. Allow the batter to rest for 20-30 minutes.

PREHEAT waffle iron and prepare waffles as per the manufacturer’s directions for your unit. Serve hot with chicken on top of the waffles and drizzled with maple syrup or honey.


Chicken can be fried to golden brown then finished in a 375°F (190°C) oven on a wire lined baking sheet.

Serve with coleslaw.Serve with coleslaw.

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