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Brown Sugar Chicken and Waffles | Kita Roberts GirlCarnivore.com

Brown Sugar Chicken and Waffles

Course Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
marinate 4 hours
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 610kcal


  • 1 recipe Buttermilk Waffles
  • 1 chicken broken down into 8 pieces, 2 wings, 2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 breasts (breasts can be cut in half for portion size
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbs Tabasco sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • salt and pepper
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Oil for frying



  • Whisk the buttermilk, Tabasco, and vinegar together. 
  • Place chicken in a resealable bag and pour the buttermilk over top. 
  • Allow to marinate 4 to 8 hours in fridge.

When ready to cook

  • Prep your waffles and keep them warm in an over set to 300 degrees F.
  • Heat the oil in a large Dutch Oven.
  • Arrange the flour in a shallow dish and whisk in a little salt and pepper. 
  • Arrange a baking sheet with a grate set in the middle for drying.
  • Whisk the brown sugar, chili powder, and cayenne in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Remove each piece of chicken from the buttermilk and allow the excess to drain off. 
  • Dredge in the flour and make sure to coat all sides. 
  • Carefully place a few pieces as a time in the fry for about 15 minutes, until cooked through and golden.
  • Carefully remove chicken to the wire rack for a moment 
  • Using tongs, toss in the bowl with the brown sugar mix to coat. 
  • Place back on the rack to dry.
  • Repeat as needed for each piece. 
  • Serve over the buttermilk waffles with a little syrup on the side.


Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 346mg | Potassium: 487mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 120mg | Iron: 3.9mg