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Quick Fried Chicken and Waffles

Keep the waffles warm in a 200-degree oven while making the chicken.

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  • Servings: 4
fried chicken waffles

Photography: Armando Rafael

Source: Martha Stewart Living, March 2017


  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled, plus more, room temperature, for serving
  • 3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup safflower oil, plus more for brushing
  • 4 thin chicken cutlets (about 1 pound total), patted dry
  • Pure maple syrup and hot sauce, such as Tabasco, for serving


  1. Whisk together eggs, 2 cups buttermilk, and butter. In another bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Transfer 1 cup flour mixture to a shallow bowl; fold rest into wet ingredients. Preheat a Belgian-waffle iron; brush with oil. Pour in 1 cup batter; spread, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cook until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Repeat with remaining batter.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper; dredge in reserved flour mixture. Shake off excess. Dip in remaining 1 cup buttermilk, then again in flour; repeat. Cook in batches until golden brown, 1 to 2 minutes a side. Transfer to a plate and serve, with waffles, butter, syrup, and hot sauce.

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