Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles

August 8, 2016
Cajun Fried Chicken and waffles are the perfect bite! Crunchy, spicy seasoned fried chicken with a slightly sweet crispy and fluffy waffle.

Fried chicken and waffles are probably number one on my comfort food list.

I don’t know what it is about the two together, but one bite instantly transports me to a happy place. Since moving to LA, whenever I had a hankering for fried chicken and waffles I would always visit Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles. In an interest of saving money, my friend kindly reminded me that I could just develop a recipe of my own, and so my Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles were born.


Cajun Fried Chicken and waffles are the perfect bite! Crunchy, spicy seasoned fried chicken with a slightly sweet crispy and fluffy waffle.

I call these Cajun because I use Cajun seasoning in the breading mixture for the fried chicken. I like the spice/heat it gives the chicken, and I think it pairs really well with the sweetness of the waffle. You can make your own Cajun seasoning ( I like Emeril Lagasse’s recipe ) or store bought is just fine. For some additional spice, I also like to add hot sauce to my chicken marinade of buttermilk and eggs.

Cajun Chicken and Waffles

For the waffles I keep it simple. I don’t like them too sweet because I think the maple syrup makes it sweet enough. I like waffles that are fluffy and airy. To achieve this I separate the egg yolks from the whites and whip the whites till they are nice and frothy. This makes such a huge difference, and it’s one of my favorite ways to make waffles.

For me there’s nothing better than a slightly crispy and fluffy waffle that’s  topped with spicy, crunchy seasoned fried chicken.  Drizzle some maple syrup on top, and you’ve got the perfect bite! Enjoy the recipe below.

Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles

Cajun Fried Chicken and Waffles
 
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Cajun Fried Chicken and waffles are the perfect bite! Crunchy, spicy seasoned fried chicken with a slightly sweet crispy and fluffy waffle.
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
Chicken
  • 8 chicken wings or drumsticks
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups All Purpose Flour
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Vegetable oil for frying
Waffles
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinammon
  • 2 eggs
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1¾ cup milk
  • 1½ tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Mix together buttermilk, hot sauce, and egg in a bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. In a separate plate, combine the flour, Panko crumbs, Cajun seasoning, seasoned salt, onion power, and garlic powder.
  3. Pour about an inch of oil into a cast iron pan or a Dutch oven. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  4. Remove the chicken from buttermilk mixture and coat in flour mixture. Fry in oil for 10 to 12 minutes***, flipping over halfway through. I fry in batches four at a time to avoid overcrowding the pan and bringing down the temperature of the oil. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. To make the waffles, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  6. Separate eggs and place egg whites in a bowl. Mix the egg whites with a mixer until frothy. Add the egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Blend until mixed well. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  7. Make the waffles according to your waffle iron instructions.
  8. Serve with maple syrup!
Notes
**Cook time of chicken may vary based on the size of the chicken pieces! Larger pieces will take longer to cook. My wings and drumsticks are usually done at about 10-12 minutes.

Cajun Fried Chicken and waffles are the perfect bite! Crunchy, spicy seasoned fried chicken with a slightly sweet crispy and fluffy waffle.

 

 

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20 Comments

  • Reply Agata @BarkTime August 8, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    I’ve never had a chicken and waffles combo. I must try it one day soon.

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      Definitely! If you love savory and sweet together, then you’ll love this.

  • Reply Diana Johnson August 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Chicken and waffles sounds so good, and I love the Cajun twist!

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      thank you!

  • Reply klg1982 August 8, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    yum. thats all I have to say. Wish my chicken turned out like that!

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Kristen!

  • Reply Dini @ The Flavor Bender August 8, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    I am currently going through a Cajun spice phase and I’ve been adding it to everything! Cajun Fried chicken is next on my list now! 😀 Looks absolutely delicious!

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:22 pm

      Thanks Dini! I’ll be on the lookout for that recipe. Cajun spice gives so much flavor to food!

  • Reply Saprina Allen August 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    OMG I need to make this. I love love love chicken and waffles! Love your blog will absolutely be adding this to my regular reading routine

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks so much Saprina! 🙂 And yes!! Chicken and waffles are life!

  • Reply Jagruti August 8, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    We love Cajun spices , you have shared great dish for chicken lovers.

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Jagruti. 🙂

  • Reply Loren Ferguson August 8, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I was always not so sure about the chicken and waffle combo, but it is SO good! That cajun fried chicken looks divine! 🙂 xo Loren

    • Reply evseats August 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Loren! There’s just something about that sweet and savory combination that makes it so good!

  • Reply Maggie Unzueta August 9, 2016 at 9:33 am

    YUM! I must make these chicken and waffles very, very soon.

  • Reply Fresh Planet Flavor (@freshplanetflvr) August 9, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    I didn’t think anything could be better than the concept of basic chicken and waffles, but you’ve proved me wrong!

  • Reply Marlynn Jayme Schotland August 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I LOVE chicken and waffles! Your cajun version looks delicious. The chicken looks perfectly crispy!

  • Reply leTáto August 11, 2016 at 9:15 am

    This looks delicious! I’ve got to try this recipe. Chicken and waffles..that’s a good combo!

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  • Reply Tina Jui | The Worktop August 20, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Yum! Fried chicken and waffles are so delicious together!

    • Reply evseats August 28, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Tina!

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