Fried Chicken and Waffles

Funny thing…when I’m too close to fried chicken, things get a little out of control.

And the only thing that can make it better is when it comes with warm, crispy waffles smothered in butter.


I was mildly shocked last night after Ross admitted to never having eaten fried chicken and waffles before in his 30 years on this great Earth.  For shame.  I think I made him a convert, though.


Fried Chicken

2 lbs Skin-On Chicken (legs, thighs, etc)

3/4 c Arrowroot Powder

3 Eggs

2 t Paprika

2 t Garlic Powder

1 t Salt

1 t Black Pepper

1/4 t Cayenne Pepper

Palm Shortening or Coconut Oil, for frying


(Makes 3 Large Waffles)

1/4 c Coconut Milk

6 Eggs

1/3 c Coconut Flour

1/2 t Baking Soda

1/2 t Salt

2 T Raw Honey

1/4 t Chili Powder


For the chicken:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Heat 1/2 inch of palm shortening or coconut oil over medium-high heat in a deep frying pan.

Beat the eggs in a shallow bowl.  In another bowl, combine the arrowroot powder and seasonings.

Pat the chicken dry with paper towels and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Dip in beaten egg, then dredge in arrowroot powder mixture.  Place in the hot oil and fry for 1 minute on each side.  Remove chicken to a baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  Then reduce heat to 325 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more.

For the waffles:  Beat the eggs and gradually add the rest of the ingredients.  Using a wire whisk, make sure to eliminate all of the lumps.

On a greased waffle iron, cook the batter by 1/2 cup-fuls or so until all is used.  Keep finished waffles covered in foil until ready for serving.

Serve chicken and waffles with LOTS of grass-fed butter and maple syrup, if desired!

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12 Comments on Fried Chicken and Waffles

  1. Tracy Wyche
    May 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Was a very delicious dinner!

  2. Amber
    November 12, 2012 at 9:10 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG! This recipe needs to be spread across the entire gluten free community. I’ve been gluten free for three years now and my mom and I have tried numerous attempts at fried chicken, but this one actually “crunched” when I bit into it. My only changes were to first dredge the chicken in flour and then in a mixture I did with 3 eggs, some almond milk, and hot pepper sauce, then dredge it in the flour mixture again. Best fried chicken ever!!

  3. Sara
    December 7, 2012 at 10:34 am (2 years ago)

    Loved this!! I tried the waffles for breakfast! Recently just gone paleo, and definitely using a ton of your recipes! Thanks :)

    • tgipaleo
      December 7, 2012 at 11:54 am (2 years ago)

      Great! Thanks, Sara!

  4. Martine Lille
    July 25, 2013 at 10:49 am (1 year ago)

    Love your recipes!!! But this chicken & waffle thing is the bomb!!! I’ve made this recipe every weekend for the last month. We have a boat at Paris Landing, TN and everyone on our dock absolutely loves my chicken and waffles (and they don’t even know it’s Paleo!!!), what do you think of that? I love your site that I’ve only recently discovered. Thanks so much.

    • tgipaleo
      July 25, 2013 at 12:25 pm (1 year ago)

      Thank you so much!! It’s my husband’s favorite, too. I’m always tickled pink when people can’t tell my recipes are Paleo :-)

  5. Nicki S
    September 3, 2013 at 12:35 am (1 year ago)

    Just made the fried chicken and I used the batter for slices of avacados and my husband loved them! Said he could eat paleo all the time if it tastes like this. Didn’t have coconut flour but can’t wait to try with waffles!! Yum.

    • tgipaleo
      September 3, 2013 at 7:37 am (1 year ago)

      Oh wow…never tried it with avocados, but I think I have to now! How ripe were they?


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