Fried Chicken & Sage Waffles

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Dec. 23, 2013

Have you ever had fried chicken and waffles? I mean real fried chicken and waffles?? Im talking crispy golden delicious chicken with soft slightly-sweet buttermilk waffles? If youve answered no then we need to change this right now. Fried chicken and waffles are the ultimate Southern comfort food and this recipe is my gourmet version of that. I put fresh sage in the waffles for an unexpected twist that I highly recommend. Oh, and did I mention homemade buttermilk syrup?!


For fried chicken
Boneless chicken breasts 4
Buttermilk 4 Cup (64 tbs)
Fresh chopped sage leaves 1 Tablespoon
Sugar 1 Tablespoon
Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt 1 Teaspoon
Bay leaf 1
Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm) , grated
Onion 1/2 Small , grated
All purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Onion powder 1 Tablespoon
Paprika 2 Teaspoon
Salt and pepper To Taste
Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
For buttermilk syrup
Sugar 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Buttermilk 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Cornstarch 2 Tablespoon
Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
Vanilla extract 2 Teaspoon
For sage waffles
Chopped fresh sage 1 Tablespoon
Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
Baking soda 3/4 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Sugar 2 Tablespoon
Eggs 2
Buttermilk 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs)
Melted butter 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Milk 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Cooking spray 10 Dash



1. In a ziplock bag, add in the chicken, buttermilk, sage, sugar, pepper, salt, bay leaf, grated garlic cloves, and grated onion. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours to overnight.


2. In a bowl, mix together flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and onion powder.

3. Add the chicken to the flour mixture to coat, shake off the excess flour, put back in the buttermilk mixture to coat, then put in the flour mixture one last time to coat. Shake off the excess flour and set on a rack to let sit for an hour.

4. Heat 2 inches of oil in a deep bottomed pan over high heat until the oil is around 350 degrees F. Add in the chicken,cook on each side for about 6-8 minutes.

5. For buttermilk syrup – in a large sauce pot over high heat, add in all the ingredients and mix to combine. Bring the syrup to a boil and then turn it down to medium to let simmer for 7-8 minutes. Stirring in between. Set aside.

6. For waffle – In a bowl mix together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, sugar, eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, and milk.

7. Heat up the waffle iron. To the waffle iron spray some nonstick cooking spray and pour in the batter. Let cook until the waffles are golden brown.


8. Place a few sage waffles, a fried chicken breast, and drizzle with buttermilk syrup. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 40 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1359Calories from Fat 480

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g83.1%

Saturated Fat 24 g120%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 1774 mg73.92%

Total Carbohydrates 152 g50.7%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 89 g

Protein 63 g126%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet