Chicken and waffles sounds like a strange combination of foods that would not go together, but in reality it is loved by many, especially those who love soul food. The unusual dish has become a southern comfort classic. At Chef Point this unique combination is a Belgium waffle, covered with hot syrup and/or butter, topped with two pieces of the best fried chicken in the world and a few berries. Not every restaurant serves this southern comfort dish, so don’t expect to drive to just any local Ft. Worth restaurant and order. If you are craving an entrée that satisfies both breakfast and lunch/dinner, Chicken and waffles will fill your tummy.
If you are trying to watch what you eat and how many calories you consume, then step away from this plate. Between the large waffle and fried chicken, not to mention syrup and butter, the caloric intake will jump off the Richter scale.
This absolutely delicious food item is found at specialty restaurants that serve comfort food. Across the country there are places that specialize in this like; Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Los Angeles, Ca, Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles, and Lucky J’s Chicken and Waffles in Austin, Tx. Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles dish became popular on the west coast and brought into the mainstream. Many famous celebrities ate at Roscoe’s and tried the unusual dish.
There is no for sure answer as to how chicken and waffles was invented or came about, but as told on FoodTV, musicians in Harlem would finish with their gigs around three in the morning and couldn’t decide if they should have dinner or breakfast. One local restaurant owner decided to start serving chicken and waffles to satisfy both cravings.