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Eater’s Guide to Chicken &Waffle Appetizers


Good Day, Pancakes. Meet your new best friend, Gourmet Bite-Sized Chicken and Waffles. Get to know this amuse bouche with a fun Eater’s Guide and finger-lickin’ recipe…

Gourmet Chicken and Waffles - Dresses & Appetizers

1. Pancake 2. Panko-Crusted Chicken 3. Lemongrass and Lavender Marinated-Apples 4. Maple Syrup

Gourmet Chicken and Waffle (GC&W) Eater’s Guide
A. Poularity (GC&W Recipe in 3): In 1976, Herb Hudson, opened Roscoe’s House of Chicken N’  Waffles in Hollywood. Hudson is known for making chicken and waffles popular because he knew celebrities in Motown and television. Redd Foxx and Natalie Cole would frequent his soul food restaurant, which got the attention of the press. And voila, chicken and waffles  became famous. Larry King and Snoop Dogg even had a date there, watch the sparks fly…

B. Variations (GC&W Recipe in 2): Chicken and waffles, typically, come with waffles, butter, syrup and fried chicken. A variation of this dish is a Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken and Waffle, it’s a plain waffle with pulled chicken and gravy on top. For me, gravy doesn’t sound as tasty but I’ll let you be the judge.

C. Chicken and Waffle Restaurant Listings (GC&W Recipe in 1): Roscoe’s House of Chicken N’ Waffles (Los Angeles), Chicago’s Home of Chicken and Waffles, Gladys Knight and Ron Winans’ Chicken and Waffles (Harlem, D.C., Atlanta), Amy Ruth’s (Harlem), Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles (Austin, Texas), and Stevie’s Chicken and Waffles (Portland, Oregon). If this list is missing a Chicken and Waffle Restaurant, be a pal and add it to comments!

Now that you’ve savored these comfort food facts, you can truly enjoy the addictive Chicken and Waffle Appetizer Recipe and share it with friends! Get the Recipe…

Chicken & Waffles (Pancakes) Ingredients
serves 8 – 12
2 Chicken breasts, pounded thin and cut into squares
2 Cups Flour
6 Eggs, well beaten
2 Cups Panko
Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Pancake Mix
Canola Oil

Apple, Lemongrass and Lavender Syrup Ingredients
1 Stalk lemongrass, chopped
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1 Springs Lavender
2 Cups Water
2 Cups Sugar

Apple, Lemongrass and Lavender Syrup Directions
1. In a medium saucepot add sugar and water, heat to medium heat. Stir occasionally until sugar dissolves.

2.  Reduce heat to low and add apples, lavender and lemongrass. Stir until fragrant, and apples are soft.

Picture of Chicken and Waffles with Apple Compote - Dresses & AppetizersChicken & Waffles (Pancake) Directions
1. Make pancake batter according to directions.

2. Place the flour, eggs and panko in 3 separate dishes. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large pan to medium-high heat, add canola oil to liberally coat the pan.

3. Cover the chicken in flour, dust off any excess flour. Coat the chicken in eggs, then cover the chicken in panko. Add chicken, in an even layer, to the hot pan. Cook the chicken until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes a side. Remove chicken to a paper towel-lined plate, and sprinkle sea salt on top.

4. In another large pan, heat canola oil to medium heat (add enough canola oil to lightly coat the pan). Place dollops of pancake batter to the pan, in 1 tsp amounts. Flip pancakes and press to slightly flatten. Cook as directions dictate.

5. Place pancakes on a platter, top with chicken, add diced apples and drizzle with the lemongrass and apple syrup on top.

Bacon & Maple Syrup Alternative: Place pancakes on a platter, top with chicken, drizzle maple syrup on top and add crushed bacon.

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19 Comments leave one →
  1. 10 am

    How cute!!

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      I hope you try it out, RavieNomNoms!
      Virtual Party Alert: Mark your calendar and make sure you’re here tomorrow for the invisible food party, starting at 10 AM on Dresses & Appetizers.

      Love, Peace and Virtual Food Parties!
      Brandon Maya

  2. S Grey permalink
    10 pm

    I like the mini chicken and waffles! I LOVE the bacon idea too. Good appetizer recipe, I hope my grocery store has lemongrass and lavender, thanks!

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Thanks, S Grey,
      I just picked up some lemongrass and lavender from my local Farmer’s Market. If you have a Farmer’s Market in your area, swing by! I hope to see you, here, tomorrow for the virtual party!

      Love, Peace and Dinner Parties,
      Brandon Maya

  3. 10 pm

    What a great idea! I love the apples with the chicken…okay, who am I kidding? I love it all.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Thanks, Kristen,
      Make sure to try the recipe! I like your blog and hope you keep checking in, especially tomorrow. There is a BIG VIRTUAL SHINDIG, right here at 10AM!

      Love, Peace and Happy Food,
      Brandon Maya

  4. Rocco permalink
    10 pm

    A new spin on chicken and waffles? It looks delicious.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Greetings, Rocco,
      Happy to see ya! If you like this recipe, please be my personal guest at tomorrow’s Virtual Invisible Food Party. It starts at 10, don’t be late.

      Love, Peace and Lamb Shanks,
      Brandon Maya

  5. Patrick O. permalink
    10 am

    Also, Immeasurable Chicken & Waffles in Baltimore, MD is excellent for Chicken & Waffles as well as a sizeable menu of amazing soul food. And it’s owned by a local gospel group of the same name. Honestly what more can you ask for in a soul food restaurant?


    A great review of the restaurant in Baltimore independent City Paper

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      Howdy, Patrick O.,
      Thanks for the Chicken and Waffle find! Next time I’m in Baltimore, I’ll have to check it out!

      Love, Peace and Virtual Entertaining,

  6. 10 pm

    Wonderful recipe. The mention of roscoes made me laugh. Almost a year ago I was out in California and one of my cousins and I almost headed out for an early drive the morning we were flying out to get breakfast at Roscoes. But we had heartburn pretty bad from the non stop mexican eating we did the day before.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      Greetings, Jason’s BBQ Adventures,
      I’m glad you got a kick out of Roscoes and like the recipe! Sorry to hear about the heartburn but non-stop Mexican food sounds AWESOME!

      Love, Peace and Waffle Fajitas,
      Brandon Maya

  7. Marie Chelle permalink
    10 pm

    Thank you very much my friend, you are very kind in sharing this useful information with others…. The details were such a blessing, thanks.


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