If you want to know what to serve with chicken and waffles, look no further. I've got a collection of recipes here that pair perfectly with the classic, if odd-sounding, combo, and you'll love all of them.
Chicken is a lean protein source that pairs perfectly with fluffy, savory waffles. Serve your chicken and waffles with a variety of sauces, sides, and toppings to please everyone at the table. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Why you'll love Chicken and Waffles:
- Chicken and waffles is a unique and delicious dish that offers a satisfying combination of flavors and textures.
- Packed with lean protein from the chicken, this meal is also high in essential nutrients like iron and vitamin B-12.
- It's easy to customize with your favorite toppings and sides, making it perfect for both weeknight dinners.
What time of day to serve Chicken and Waffles?
Chicken and waffles are a great option for any time of day, from breakfast to dinner. Whether you're looking for a quick weekday meal or something special to serve on the weekend, this dish is sure to please!
What is the origin of Chicken and Waffles?
Although there is no definitive answer to this question, many historians believe that chicken and waffles originated in the American South. The combination of sweet, savory flavors is believed to be reminiscent of classic soul food recipes. Today, chicken and waffles have gained popularity across the United States and beyond. Whether you're a long-time fan or are just discovering this dish for the first time, you're sure to love its unique flavor and comfort food appeal.
What to serve with Chicken and Waffles:
Anything can be turned into a complete meal. Chicken and waffles can be served alone, or you can serve them with one of these delicious recipes.
This sweet and tangy syrup is perfect with both the chicken and waffles. It's zingy and delicious.
Add some heat to your sweet with this maple syrup that's kicked up with a little something extra.
This syrup is rich, sweet, and earthy, and it makes the perfect complement to a plateful of fluffy waffles and crispy fried chicken.
This sauce is as healthy as it is delicious, and it adds a savory zing to your plate of chicken and waffles.
Sweet, creamy, and loaded with pecans, this butter is perfect when you spread it liberally over your waffles.
This butter is proof that everything is better with bacon. Add the rich, smoky goodness of bacon butter to your chicken and waffles and prepare to be amazed.
This delicious southern side is perfect for a plateful of chicken and waffles topped with syrup.
These delicious muffins are loaded with bacon, cheese, and onions. They're also delicious when you sop up the leftover syrup form you chicken and waffles!
Strawberries and jalapenos collide to make a sweet and spicy jam that's the perfect zingy topping for your waffles.
For a delicious dessert, go with this delicious fruit salad. It's sweet, rich, and so creamy!
Another delicious dessert that pairs perfectly with chicken and waffles, this cheesecake fruit salad is sweet and tangy.
This classic side is the perfect addition to your chicken and waffles meal. Go all the way southern!
This delicious strawberry cheesecake dessert is delicious with cookies dipped in it or simply eaten with a spoon.
Dinner rolls are always a welcome addition to any dinner table, and these homemade rolls will have everyone coming back for more.
These frozen biscuits come out perfectly cooked and golden every time when you make them in your air fryer.
These cream cheese biscuits take everything we love about biscuits and heighten it. They're ultra flakey and crumbly.
Rich, creamy, and loaded with flavor, my Grandma's coleslaw makes the perfect side for sweet and savory chicken and waffles.
Smoked salsa takes the classic dip and turns it on its head by smoking it! The earthy smoke is the perfect complement to the zesty salsa flavors.
For a new take on a classic dessert, try these air fryer baked apples. They're so sweet, and the air fryer gives the topping a perfect crispness.
Take the cool, creamy crunch of coleslaw and add a Tex-Mex flair, and you get this delicious jalapeno coleslaw recipe.
This light and delicious salad is loaded with spinach, the sweetness of candied pecans and berries, and a delicious chardonnay vinaigrette that you'll love.
Sweet, creamy, and crunchy, this broccoli salad is an amazing side dish for almost any meal.
This delicious asparagus is cooked to perfection and coated with a mustard vinaigrette that perfectly complements the asparagus flavor.
This delicious recipe features asparagus coated in a delicious parmesan breading and cooked to golden, crispy perfection.
Bacon makes everything better, and that's evident in this recipe. Asparagus is wrapped in bacon, touched with brown sugar, then baked to perfection.
The perfect southern side for chicken and waffles, these collard greens are slow-cooked with ham hocks for a smokey, delicious, down-home flavor.
This creamy casserole is tangy, smoky, and cheesy. It's loaded with ham, cheese, corn, and more.
A rich, creamy corn filling is topped with Ritz crackers and baked to perfection to make the perfect side for any meal and any occasion.
This sweet corn casserole is rich and creamy and features a delicious, golden Jiffy corn muffin mix topping that can't be beaten.
The delicious flavors of chicken fried rice are the perfect complement to the sweet and savory flavors of chicken and waffles. Give this one a try. It's so easy.
There's nothing fancy here. It's just bacon, bacon, and more bacon all twisted up and air fried until you get crispy bacon sticks. Yum!
Sweet, salty, and hard to stop eating, this sweet glazed bacon is perfect served alongside your chicken and waffles or crumbled over the waffles themselves.
Candied bacon takes the smokiness of bacon and adds the sweetness of brown sugar. It's perfection!
Dip this in your syrup or crumble it over your waffles. Either way, this smoked maple bacon is actually completely homemade pork belly bacon, and it's delicious!
Bacon mac and cheese? Yes, please! This is an ultra-rich, smooth, and creamy mac and cheese that everyone will come back for again and again.
For a meal that will feed a crowd, serve this BBQ mac and cheese alongside your chicken and waffles. It's loaded with cheese, pulled pork, and BBQ sauce and topped with crumbled cornbread.
This rich, creamy mac and cheese has an unexpected addition - rosemary. It's a surprise pairing that everyone loves.
Cheesy, zesty, and spicy, this mac and cheese has it all. You'll love the heat combined with the coolness of the ranch.
This rich, cheesy potatoes are comfort food at its finest, and they make a great side for your chicken and waffles.
This delicious recipe combines potatoes, cauliflower, spinach and a rich cheese sauce for a side that has a little healthiness to go with its delicious flavor.
This mashed potato casserole combines mashed potatoes with all the delicious potato pairings we love like sour cream, butter, cheese, bacon, and even crispy fried onions!
Why wait for the holidays to enjoy sweet potato casserole? This delicious candied sweet potato casserole can be made two ways, and its perfect any time of year.
These candied sweet potatoes feature all the flavor and texture of the old-fashioned southern favorite, and they're so easy to make!
Try All of These With Your Chicken and Waffles
Whether you are looking for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal or want something unique to serve at your next dinner party, chicken and waffles are sure to please. With its combination of lean protein, fluffy waffles, and delicious toppings and sides, this dish offers great taste and nutritional value in one delicious package.
So why not try it for yourself? Whether you choose to serve them alone or alongside other tasty recipes, chicken and waffles are sure to become a new favorite.