The first time I had fried chicken and waffles it was 2003 at Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles. I came to Atlanta from San Francisco to visit Clark Atlanta University. My parents accompanied me on my college visit. We wanted to get something to eat so everyone told us to get the fried chicken and waffles. They brought out my food and I remember when a little bit of syrup hit a piece of my fried chicken. It was so good. I was wondering why they didn’t just make it a maple fried chicken just for me. Since then, I’ve been making maple fried chicken and you are absolutely going to love my recipe. It’s pack with flavor, spice, and the right touch of sweet. This juicy fried chicken is one you will want to make over and over again.



1 1/2 lbs chicken wings

1 cup buttermilk

1/4 cup maple syrup

1/2 teaspoon cayenne

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon lemon juice

Flour Mixture

1 cup flour

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon thyme

1/4 teaspoon paprika

peanut oil or vegetable oil for frying

Let’s Cook!

In a large ziploc bag add chicken, buttermilk, maple syrup, lemon, cayenne, and garlic powder. Allow it to marinate in the fridge for at least 8 hours. After marination is completed heat a large skillet with 3 inches of oil. In a large bowl add flour, pepper, onion powder, thyme, and paprika. Mix until combined. Begin dipping chicken into flour mixture until fully coated. Fry on each side about 6 minutes or until golden brown. Let chicken drain on paper towels.

You did it and I’m sure it tastes absolutely delightful. I like to enjoy mine with a little fresh squeezed lemon and hot sauce. If you make it I would love to see it. Be sure to tag me at #SavorV so that I can see it.

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