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™ Cracked Black Pepper
  • 1 cup All-purpose Flour
  • ½ tsp. MasterFoods™ Garlic Powder
  • ½ tsp. MasterFoods™ Onion Powder
  • ¼ tsp. MasterFoods™ Chilli Sprinkle
  • ¼ tsp. MasterFoods™ Ground Paprika
  • Oil, for frying
  • 8-12 mini Waffles, toasted
  • 4-8 packets MasterFoods™ Honey Squeeze-On, to serve
  • 2 Spring Onions, finely sliced, to serve
  • 2 tbsp. Sesame Seeds, lightly toasted, to serve
  • Fresh Coriander, to serve

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

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