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Waffle Fried Chicken

Waffle Fried Chicken

This Waffle Fried Chicken is coated with waffle batter and savory seasonings, then fried to a golden crisp. Brunch will never be the same!
Course Main
Cuisine Soul Food
Keyword waffle fried chicken
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 40 minutes
Author I Heart Recipes



  • 8 cups cold water
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp sugar


  • 2 lbs chicken wings separated
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce
  • 1 1/2 cup waffle mix
  • 1/2 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 1/2 cups Vegetable Oil


  • Combine all the ingredients for the brine.
  • Add all the chicken into a refrigerator safe bowl, then pour in the brine.
  • Refrigerate the chicken overnight.
  • Next, drain the brine, then pour the hot sauce all over the chicken.
  • Next season the chicken with salt, pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Sprinkle the waffle mix into a paper or plastic bag, along with the self rising flour.
  • Coat the chicken with the waffle mix/ and flour mixture.
  • Let the chicken sit for 10 minutes.
  • Pour the oil into a large frying pan, and heat over medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, start adding in the chicken.
  • Be sure not to overcrowd the pan!
  • Fry each side of the chicken for about 7 minutes, then turn over.
  • Cook the chicken until it's completely done, and golden brown.
  • Place the chicken on a paper towel lined plate.
  • Let cool.
  • Serve and enjoy!