Oven-Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Waffles - FOOD PHOTO SHOOT

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I’ve been staring out the window at the rain this whole week trying to stop a constant repetition of the old phrase “April showers bring May flowers” that’s going through my head. I was almost settled on dealing with it like an adult until I woke up, yet again, to a heavy sheet of snow falling down this morning!


And, AND, it would be one thing if it were just our area in the mountains where this is happening, but then I heard from friends in the south getting lots of snow too. Come on, what’s going on? Like, is this a joke? Haha, did you see the thing going around social media that says “R.I.P. Spring Apr 12, 2018 – Apr 15, 2018” Now that made me laugh out loud for sure. Clearly it’s all just “global warming” right? 😉 I guess we’re going to have to hold out hopes for a warmer, drier May.


Aside from the gray blanket that might be the sky, it’s been a pretty good week so far. My parents are getting home from South America in a few days so that will change things again around here. Oh, and I’m all booked for my next trip. Omg, you guys I’m pretty freakin’ excited! So it’s going to be my first solo trip and as to where I’m going? Well, I’d tell you but then I’d have to kill you…….jk, lol, rofl! I’ll tell you guys very soon.


Okay, and now this is the part where I realize I need to shut up and tell you about the recipe you’re here for in the first place. Chicken and waffles is one of those meals that walks the like and lives in the gray areas, kind of like sweet potato casserole or monte cristos. It makes you wonder when it’s supposed to be served, breakfast? lunch? dinner? dessert?


Honestly, I’d say it’s good whenever you want to eat it, but for my family it probably would fall into the category of dinners saved for special occasions or weekends, and sometimes the breakfast category. I always try to imagine the first person who was bold enough to think outside the box and create these types of recipes. With this one, I’m going to guess it was a mom who had run out of bread for dinner and decided to make use of some extra waffles instead.


Whatever the case, it’s a comfort food classic that pleases just about everyone and is pretty basic. It’s good serve doused in maple syrup or, if you like things more on the savory side, try it with a sauce like ranch or blue cheese, and maybe some hot sauce.


Oven-Fried Chicken & Buttermilk Waffles

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yield: 8-10 servings

Try something new tonight with this classic country style meal of chicken and waffles. Top it with a generous amount of maple syrup and enjoy!



1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg
3/4 cup whole milk
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1 cup full-fat buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
non-stick cooking spray or oil for greasing the iron (optional)

Oven-Fried Chicken:

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenders or breasts
1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs (or any breadcrumbs)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon lemon pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
chopped chives + maple syrup for serving (optional)



Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl. In separate bowl, beat eggs with butter, vanilla, buttermilk, and milk. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well to combine, but don'e over mix.
Heat a waffle iron and spray lightly with cooking spray. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's instructions.

Oven-Fried Chicken:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees °F (190 °C) and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment.
Mix breadcrumbs with garlic powder, onion powder, lemon pepper, pepper, and salt; pour into pie plate. Pour flour into a separate pie plate and whisk eggs and buttermilk in a small bowl. For each piece of chicken, dip first into flour, then egg mixture, then breadcrumbs and place on parchment lined tray.
Bake the chicken for 18-25 minutes, or until it reaches an internal temperature of 165 °F (73.9 °C). Remove from oven and allow the chicken to rest for at least 3 minutes then serve hot with waffles. If desired, top with fresh chives and maple syrup. (If you prefer things more savory, try serving with hot sauce and/or ranch!)



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I think this dish is perfect for get together and other events. And the most interesting thing is that approximately 10 servings can easily possible.

thanks so much for commenting

Greetings, gringaliceous

I found this recipe very interesting. It combines chicken protein with waffle carbohydrate. Very good for a breakfast. I think it's a quick and easy recipe, and not too expensive.

I just would not put the cover on because it adds a lot of calories. I would only put it up if it were one day that I would leave my diet hehehe.

Thank you for the tip. Good Morning!!

thanks for taking the time to comment @julisavio





I liked your work,
It looks really delicious, well done
Great post from you
Thanks for sharing the recipe with us

thanks so much for commenting

whoa, that looks so yummy!

the angle of shots makes the pancake looks so yummy. kudos to the photographer and of course to the chef who baked this delicious pancake :)

photographer and chef, one in the same

This is really classy i must say. Hahaha it might be an invention of a mother, who ran out of bread, but decided to try waffles instead. Hahaha...that made me laugh. Well, more so, like high heels, which is an invention of short women, who are tired of being kissed at the forehead. covering my face

I wish your parents a safe trip. Yeah, things would change and tighten up. Haha

Solo trip? We are going together, remember? Oh!. Okay, i shouldn't let anyone know? Sorry.. i will hush.

Never experienced snow before, you have no idea how exciting it would be for me to experience it, and feel the thrills. Haha.

That is one looking delicacy there. I could have that all day. Well done, my friend. I do enjoy your blog, though you leave me hungry most times. Hahaha.

I am in a playful mood this morning, indulge me please. covering my face

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This delights me. Thank you for your kind words always. They mean so much to me. Thank you, thank you, and thank you. :).

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typical southerner's food :)

you could say that, sure

wow very delicious i hope hehhe

thanks so much @jassi

Interesting post good work keep it up

thanks so much for taking the time to comment @dailypro

Mmmmmm ! I love waffles and Fried chicken ! Such a great combination I will definitely try this out , your photos are making me hungry the food looks so yummy ! thanks for the recipe @gringalicious ! upped and resteemed , will also do the same in my @momskitchen blog !😋😋😋🍗

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Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing it and all of the pictures!
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wow....looking yummy

I am so glad you liked it



Nice Recipe! I love waffles.
Oh about the snow. I'm also getting tired of it. I can't wait for the summer.

I think Spring might actually show up soon

I hope so! Still snowing here in Wisconsin.

Thanks for sharing this photography is very nice post
I like this food

Thanks @richardalom!

nice photography


Chicken and Waffles! Now that’s what I’m talking about, some great southern cooking! Also, stoked for you to take your first solo trip, you meet so many incredible people from all over because you’re more focused on meeting others when you’re a solo traveler than hanging out with your group all the time. Bet you’ll be hooked on solo travel by the time you get back from your first trip!

thanks for the encouragement on the solo trip, I am really looking forward to it

make me hungry :(

Thanks @amaliatul!


Wow... looking so delicious. excellent food photography. I like this.

thanks for the kind words @pariza


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OMG that looks soo good!!

thanks for taking the time to comment

I saw your nice posting well.

It looks very delicious.

I am introducing Korean food.

It is my goal to introduce Korean food to the world.

I would appreciate it if you come to my blog.

Have a good day ~ !!!

Thanks korea-food!

So mouthwatering and delicious, but it is slightly high in calories too

perhaps high in calories, fried food generally is


I love to read your writing, you are beautiful and clever girl.@gringalicious

thanks so much for the kind words @azmi01

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WOww yummyyyyyyyyyyy..........
Hope Madam @ gringalicious invite me to taste me such a good stuff :)

you are always invited to try my recipes

Very nice!! You know I have never had the desire to try chicken and waffles, I know lots of people like it. In my mind they just don't go together....lol but I should probably give them a try some time. :) Great photo shoot as always! :)

I totally understand thinking it's strange, but yes you should give it a chance. Thanks @mrchef111!

hahahaha some time I will. There is a place here in Phoenix called LoLos chicken and Waffles, might have to go check it out.

sounds like a great blog post to me

hahahaha yeah! :)

Wow! it really looks tasty! Thanks for posting. I'll try to do it at home this weekend when I go back home to province. I also posted a chicken/pork dish that you might also find useful. check it out! https://steemit.com/food/@ayerz/how-to-cook-the-famous-adobo


I've never had chicken and waffles together, but after seeing this I feel like maybe I should!

I already tried eating chicken and waffles together but the ground chicken was inside the waffles. It's really tasty you should try!

I do hope you give it a try @vtravels, you'll thank me later - LOL

hehe ok!

Beautiful combo of both unique dish you prepared wow :D

thanks so much for your daily support @blazing

This also new for me! I am beginning to learn an whole new cooking..

I am glad you want to learn, thanks for commenting @fsblender

I’m going to guess it was a mom who had run out of bread for dinner and decided to make use of some extra waffles instead.

We may or may not make huge platters of gf whole grain high-protein pancakes that are snacked on and used as food vessels (instead of bread, tortillas or wraps) throughout the day. At least they're healthier than most bread options, right?

Now you're making me think about going out and picking up a waffle maker!

Think this post is going to make a huge boost on waffle maker sales, i want one too.

perhaps I should put an Amazon link in the comments, LOL

food vessels, I love it

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photography makanan yang bagus kawan, makanan yang lezat untuk di makan kawan

Thanks @fahmiy!

Food looks so goood. Chicken and waffles can never go wrong. Excellent angles of the photos and thanks for sharing!

thanks for the great commenting

these look phenomenal. Fried chicken is without a doubt my weakness, I really wish I had this plate in front of me right now

Thanks @noboxes

feeling hungry😃😃


your photography is always so beautiful. Oh, and I love the Harry Potter silverware!!!

I'm really glad you like it @mamaloves!

Very extraordinary and testy chicken recipe, let try own-self. Pls confirm is system ok for commercial??

for commercial?

I didn't realise you could make the chicken in the oven, I'm sold! Totally going to try this one :-) your food photography is also definitely on point, great stuff! :-)

you're sold, that's awesome. thanks so much for the kind words @picmach

Omg it’s such a coincidence you posted this now! I was literally telling my friend the other day that we should have a “soul food” themed day and on our menu was going to be fried chicken and waffles!!

Ok now you’ve inspired me to post this sooner rather than later!! I’ll let you know when I do. Fantastic post as usual, I love that you’re never short of food ideas :)

I am really looking forward to seeing your post. Be sure to get in touch with me @phamished

as always, phenomenal photography and super cool ideas

So great to hear from you @fullofhope!

Mmmmmmmmmm! upped and resteemed as promised !😋🍗😋🍗😋

thanks so much for your support @momskitchen

I have never heard this expression "April rains bring May flowers", but it sounds very good, the dish looks very tempting and delicious.
Many grace spor share the recipe and step by step
I wish you a great day dear friend @gringalicious

Thanks @jlufer!

Chicken & Waffles is one of my all-time favorites! This looks awesome! Never would've guess that the chicken was oven-fried! Now I'm ready for lunch :)

Hope the weather gets brighter for you! I had a post yesterday with the same phrase “April showers bring May flowers” :)

I'm ready for the May flowers!

It looks like my weekend may have some flowers. Thanks so much for you comment and all your support @jeffjagoe

Nicely cooked
It looks very yum yum yum.
I like that classic country style meal of chicken
How much it cost you that recipe?

that's a good question. Maybe in the future, I will include costs in my dishers

Thanks, I want to eat now! Looks delicious.

thanks so much for commenting @stranded

Nothing like a little soul food to lift the spirits on a rainy day. Looks great as always. Steem on Gringa!

thanks so much, Dan. Hope travels are going well

Love it...looks so yummy.. Would love to try it

I do hope you give it a try @aice20

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Hi dear! Ohhhh! Beautiful shot!!! It’s the first time I see that we can serve the waffles with chicken!! But it’s good idea, it looks so yummy! Appetizing dish!

it is becoming more and more popular in the Southern part of the USA. Thanks so much for commenting @creativewoman

just published an envelope foods I love food photography and the important thing is that it looks delicious I like how it looks appetizing

thanks so much for commenting

I don't think I've ever felt more hungry and that too just by looking at pictures! You've captured it all very. The recipe is extremely well explained, I will be making these for my friends on our next get together! Cheers!

I am so glad you liked it, thanks so much for commenting

That looks tasty but a little bit unhealthy!

well, thanks for commenting

So mouth watering. I'm such a hick. LOL

I am so glad you liked it, thanks so much @lousapphire

delisioso me encante tu post

muchas gracias

I'm so sorry for your snow @gringalicious ;( Looks like it's about time to come back to SoCal for another vacay :) Sunny skies! You made me laugh with "almost settled on dealing with it like an adult until I woke up, yet again, to a heavy sheet of snow falling down this morning!" Don't worry, part of being an adult is NOT acting like an adult sometimes ;) And the chicken and waffles look like a great excuse to stay inside and eat some comfort food!

oh, SoCal, that sounds nice right now. Adulting is way over rated, I am sure of it. Thanks so much for the great commenting @denisechips

Your photography is great. I always like your photos @gringalicious 👍🏽

thanks so much @muf

Good food


Thanks for sharing the fun story, and also the cake recipe that seems very delicious. Hopefully many people can try to make this cake with the recipes you share.

cake, yeah, hopefully many people can try it, thanks @fernandes

What if waffles and a spicy buffalo chicken or a parmesan? does it taste good?

that all sounds good

will you try that too? I look forward to that.

This is in my lane!

Looks amazing as usual @gringalicious

I really appreciate it @gavinthegreat!

Give me little please :)

you have the recipe, give yourself some

Thanks for the good recipe.

thanks so much for commenting

Yummy! Your photos are making me hungry every day!

I am glad I can give hunger inspiration

Hoooo oven fryed chicken !!!!i love it:) i will definitly give it a try i love fry chicken but i dont have the patience to fry it in oil and it smell in the house afterward that sounds like a great compromise:)

I do hope you give it a try @drawmeaship

Give me chicken anyday.............anytime

thanks so much for commenting @funsowilliams

nice photography

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