Fried Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles

It’s AB from Smokin and Grillin wit AB, and today I’ve got a recipe that’s pure comfort food heaven – Fried Chicken and Red Velvet Waffles. Imagine the crispy succulence of fried chicken perfectly paired with the decadence of red velvet waffles. If that doesn’t get your taste buds dancing, I don’t know what will! Stick around, and let’s dive into the soulful fusion of flavors and textures that’ll make your next meal a legendary one.

This ain’t your ordinary meal; it’s a celebration on a plate. The crispy, golden-brown exterior of the fried chicken meets the soft, velvety texture of the waffles, creating a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more. Whether you’re cooking for the family or hosting a feast with friends, this dish brings people together, filling the air with laughter and the aroma of southern comfort. It’s a culinary masterpiece that pays homage to tradition while adding a touch of modern flair. Trust me; your taste buds will thank you.


Red Velvet Waffles:

  • 2 cups Bisquick mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • 30 drops red gel food coloring
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fried Chicken:

  • Chicken pieces (drumsticks, thighs, or breast)
  • Buttermilk
  • All-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Cooking oil for frying

Step-by-Step Guide:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron and cooking oil for frying.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine Bisquick mix, brown sugar, and cocoa powder for the waffles.
  3. Whisk in buttermilk, whole milk, red gel food coloring, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. Pour ¾ cup of batter into the hot waffle iron and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. While the waffles cook, soak chicken pieces in buttermilk for at least 30 minutes.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  7. Dredge each chicken piece in the seasoned flour, ensuring even coating.
  8. Fry the coated chicken in hot oil until golden brown and cooked through (15-20 minutes).
  9. Drain fried chicken on paper towels to absorb excess oil.

Expert Tips and Tricks:

  • For extra crispy chicken, double-dip in the seasoned flour before frying.
  • Use an instant-read thermometer to ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  • Experiment with different spice levels by adjusting the paprika and pepper in the flour mixture.


  1. Spicy Kick: Add cayenne pepper to the flour mixture for a fiery twist.
  2. Maple Glazed Chicken: Drizzle maple syrup over the fried chicken for a sweet and savory combination.
  3. Herb-Infused Waffles: Mix chopped herbs into the waffle batter for an aromatic touch.
  4. Honey Butter Drizzle: Top your waffles with honey butter for an indulgent treat.
  5. Bacon Lover’s Delight: Crumble bacon into the waffle batter for a smoky flavor.

What to Serve With:

  1. Classic Maple Syrup
  2. Hot Sauce
  3. Whipped Cream
  4. Fruit Compote
  5. Fried Eggs
  6. Gravy
  7. Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. Chopped Nuts
  9. Sliced Strawberries
  10. Mashed Potatoes on the Side

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Red Velvet Waffles



  1. Preheat your waffle iron. In a medium-sized bowl, combine Bisquick mix, brown sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk until well mixed.

  2. Add buttermilk, whole milk, red gel food coloring, egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients. Whisk the waffle batter until it becomes smooth.

  3. Pour about ¾ cup of the red velvet batter into the hot waffle iron.

  4. Close the waffle iron and cook the waffle for about 4-5 minutes. Cooking times may vary, so refer to your waffle iron guide for specific instructions.

  5. Once done, the waffles should easily pull away from the iron without sticking. They will have a soft interior, a slightly crispy exterior, and a lightly browned surface.

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Fried Chicken Wings



  1. In a large bowl, place the chicken wings and pour the buttermilk over them. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of AB’s A Rub and 1/2 tablespoon of Creole Kick seasoning into the buttermilk. Ensure all wings are well coated, cover the bowl, and let them marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight for maximum flavor.

  2. In a separate bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, remaining AB’s A Rub, Creole Kick seasoning, salt, and black pepper. This flavorful coating is the secret to AB’s mouthwatering fried chicken wings.

  3. Preheat your fryer or a large, deep pot with enough vegetable oil to submerge the wings. Remove the wings from the buttermilk, allowing any excess to drip off. Dredge each wing in the seasoned flour mixture, ensuring a thorough and even coating.

  4. Carefully place the coated wings in the preheated oil, working in batches to avoid overcrowding. Fry the wings for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and crispy, with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

  5. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the fried wings to a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil. Allow the wings to rest for a few minutes; this helps the crust to crisp up even more.

  6. Arrange the golden wings on a serving platter and get ready for a flavor explosion. Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or chives if desired.


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