The Pioneer Woman’s Chicken & Waffles Are Like Heaven On Your Tastebuds


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Chicken and waffles: a sweet and savory delight can be eaten at any time and is always delicious. Whoever dislikes fried chicken or waffles just shouldn’t be in your life, honestly.


Ree Drummond, known fondly as The Pioneer Woman, has one of the best chicken and waffle recipes you will ever taste. That, and it’s super easy to put together! Here’s what you’ll need.

The ingredients you will need to make her chicken are:

  • chicken (she uses thighs, but whatever you’d like will work)
  • buttermilk
  • all-purpose flour
  • milk
  • vegetable oil for frying

For seasonings and amounts, click here.

The ingredients you’ll need for her waffles are:

  • all-purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • eggs
  • salted butter, melted

For exact amounts and seasonings, click here.

With both the chicken and the waffles, herbs and spices can change to fit your taste. You can also add some additional ingredients for even more flavor.

For example, with the addition of cornmeal, cheddar cheese, and jalapeño to your waffles, you’ve got a cheesy cornbread waffle that would go great with chicken covered in hot sauce.

You can also add cinnamon to your waffles for a true sweet-versus-savory chicken and waffle combo that everyone will love!

Ree creates a spicy maple syrup infused with bourbon for her chicken and waffles. To make her spicy bourbon syrup, click here for the recipe.

No matter how you decide to make this delicious meal, you’ll enjoy it at any time of the day. It’s one of my favorite meals of all time. I really just can’t get enough!

What are you going to put in yours?