Chicken and Waffles

Chicken and Waffles

Sofia Ayala, Editor

Although this may seem like a weird food combination, it is a perfect mix of savory and sweet. There are many theories as to where Chicken and Waffles originated from. Some say they were served in Harlem, New York within the African American community in the 1930s, and were served in locations like Tillie’s Chicken Shack, Dickie Wells’ jazz nightclub, and mostly the Wells Supper Club. Others believe that just Southern African Americans used to eat chicken with pancakes and over time, the pancakes evolved into waffles. This is a popular Southern dish in the United States and has become more popular over the years. Especially since the 1970s, Chicken and Waffles have regained their popularity in Los Angeles.

There are many different ways to eat Chicken and Waffles with many different sides. For example, for breakfast, Chicken and Waffles are usually served with honey or syrup. You can eat them with a side of fruit, bacon, eggs, potatoes, or more. For dinner, you can eat Chicken and Waffles with vegetables, grits, corn on the con, and more. 

One restaurant that sells Chicken and Waffles is Urban Egg a Daytime Eatery. I recommend trying their version of Chicken and Waffles because they make fluffy and sweet waffles that go well with their crispy, fried chicken. Along with this, they serve their Chicken and waffles with poached eggs, hash browns, and bacon-infused with maple syrup. They also had a side of maple syrup, and hollandaise sauce to add extra flavors to this meal.