Spicy Fried Buttermilk Popcorn Chicken and Waffles

spicy fried buttermilk popcorn chicken and waffles
75 min
15 items
8 servings
Needing something for the all-day menu that caters for salty and sweet, and brunch and dinner? These spicy chicken and waffles tick all those boxes and can easily be batched up well ahead of service.


  • 3 Chicken Breasts, skin and bones removed, cut into 3 cm pieces
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. MasterFoods™ Professional Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp. MasterFoods™ Professional Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. MasterFoods™ Professional Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp. MasterFoods™ Professional Chilli Sprinkle
  • ¼ tsp. MasterFoods™ Professional Ground Paprika
  • Oil, for frying
  • 8-12 mini Waffles, toasted
  • 4-8 packets MasterFoods™ Professional Honey Squeeze-On, to serve
  • 2 Spring Onions, finely sliced, to serve
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame Seeds, lightly toasted, to serve
  • Fresh Coriander, to serve

MasterFoods Black Peppercorns Cracked Fine 1.05kg

MasterFoods Chilli Sprinkle 325g

MasterFoods Garlic Powder Jar 680 g

MasterFoods Paprika Ground 530g

MasterFoods Portion Control Squeeze On Honey 100x13g

Cooking Instructions:

  1. 1
    Combine the chicken, buttermilk, salt, and pepper, cover and chill for 1 hour, or preferably overnight.
  2. 2
    When ready to cook, heat a deep fryer or heavy-bottomed pan with oil to 180°C.
  3. 3
    Combine the flour and spices in a shallow bowl, and working in batches, coat the chicken pieces in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  4. 4
    Carefully fry chicken in batches for 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  5. 5
    Remove from hot oil and place onto paper towel to drain. To serve place two or three toasted waffles on a plate and top with chicken pieces. Drizzle over the honey and a sprinkle of sesame seeds, spring onions, and coriander leaves.


  1. 1
    For extra condiments, serve with MasterFoods™ Professional Hot Chilli Sauce and MasterFoods™ Professional Roast Garlic Aioli for dipping.
  2. 2
    Can be served as mini sliders with some fresh green salad leaves dressed in MasterFoods™ Professional Chilli & Lime Dressing.
  3. 3
    Chicken thigh and tenderloin are also perfect served in soft tacos with a carrot slaw using MasterFoods™ Professional Coleslaw Dressing.

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