Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles

Buttermilk Chicken and WafflesRecipe
Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Keep waffles warm in a 200° oven up to 30 minutes before assembling.


Makes 14 to 16 appetizer servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 50 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 5 Minutes


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups buttermilk
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
12 to 16 fried chicken breast tenders, cut into bite-size pieces
Garnish: thinly sliced green onions


1. Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and next 2 ingredients in a small bowl; stir buttermilk mixture into flour mixture just until combined.

2. Cook batter in a preheated, oiled mini-style waffle iron 3 1/2 to 4 minutes or until golden (about 1/2 Tbsp. batter per waffle). Top waffles with chicken, and drizzle with Peach-Horseradish Maple Syrup.


We tested with a Sunbeam Mini Waffle Maker. If you don't have a mini waffle iron, use 1/2 cup batter per waffle in a traditional (10- x 8 1/2-inch) waffle iron, and cook 4 to 5 minutes or until golden; cut each waffle into fourths.