Home » Recipes » Chicken and Waffles Recipe

Chicken and Waffles Recipe

This chicken and waffles recipe is so simple to make and only requires 5 ingredients. For such a fun meal, you really couldn’t ask for something easier or more convenient.

Another huge bonus that will have you running to create this recipe is that it only takes 25 minutes to put together and cook, which makes it perfect for a special dinner treat even on a busy weeknight!

a serving of this chicken and waffles recipe

This post contains affiliate links to products used in the recipe. If you click through and make a purchase we make a commission.

Why you’ll love this recipe

This Pennsylvania chicken and waffles dish will surely become a favorite recipe in your house because it’s so simple and quick to make, yet it’s so delicious and a really fun spin on the usual chicken dinner recipes. Enjoy this chicken and waffles with gravy to give it a hearty and filling flavor. 

The Weight Watchers points listed here only account for the chicken in this recipe. You’ll want to calculate your own points on the WW site or app for the waffles you end up deciding to pair with this chicken recipe. 

This roasted Dutch carrots recipe would be the perfect side dish for this recipe. It’s a great way to add color to your plate and help you eat more vegetables.

Courtesy Point Calculations

  • Be sure to calculate the points value of the foods and recipes you eat in the app.
  • Always add ingredients and serving sizes and don’t rely on the nutrition facts in the recipe.
  • Accuracy will come from the information you input on the app.

Ingredients for this recipe

As mentioned above, this Amish chicken and waffles recipe only requires 5 ingredients, and you may already have them in your house. 

Chicken breast: The main star of this recipe.

Chicken broth/stock: This is the base of the gravy which adds flavor and moisture to the chicken. Pro tip: make several batches of crockpot chicken bone broth to have on hand for any recipe that calls for broth.

Corn starch: For thickening the gravy.

Salt: To season.

Pepper: To season.


Feel free to use other parts of the chicken for this recipe, or you could also use another meat such as turkey if you prefer. 

Equipment needed for this recipe

There is minimal equipment required for this recipe. For making the chicken, you’ll want to have a pot for cooking on the stove. When you prep the chicken, it’s a good idea to have a nice sharp knife to work with, as well as a cutting board to protect your countertops. 

When you’re making the waffles, you’ll want a waffle iron if you’re making them from scratch. If you’re using freezer waffles, then you’ll want a toaster to warm them up! 

How to make Pennsylvania Dutch chicken and waffles

water boiling in a pot

Step 1: Bring chicken broth to boil. Stir cornstarch with a small amount of water until thick.

mixing the liquid with the chicken

Step 3: Reduce heat and add cooked chicken. Continue to stir until the gravy thickens and the chicken is heated through.

making the gravy

Step 2: Add the thickened cornstarch to the boiling broth and be sure to stir well.

a serving of this chicken and waffles recipe

Step 4: Season with salt and pepper. Serve over waffles, bread, or mashed potatoes.

Expert Tips

Cook the chicken ahead of time to make this a very quick meal to enjoy on a busy weeknight. 

What to serve with Amish chicken and waffles?

There are many sides you could serve with this chicken and waffles recipe. Some great options would be Greek Coleslaw, Weight Watchers Broccoli Cauliflower Salad, Weight Watchers Pasta Salad, Weight Watchers Black Bean Salad, or this Easy Homemade Coleslaw Recipe.  

Common Questions

Are chicken and waffles a good mix?

Although it may sound like an odd combination, chicken and waffles actually pair beautifully together!

How is chicken and waffles served?

Chicken and waffles can be served in a few different ways. This recipe is focused on the PA Dutch chicken and waffles where the chicken is cooked and served with gravy. It’s a healthier version.

Other recipes sometimes have the chicken fried and served with maple syrup.

a serving of this chicken and waffles recipe

Storage suggestions

You’ll want to enjoy the waffles as fresh as possible, however, it is possible to freeze them or to use frozen waffles.

To store the chicken, keep it in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days, or freeze it for a few months in the freezer if you have some leftovers you’re not planning to use right away. 

Reheating Tips

You can reheat the chicken in the microwave, in the oven, or even on the stove. If you’ve chosen to freeze waffles you could reheat with a toaster or a toaster oven before eating. 

a serving of this chicken and waffles recipe

Chicken and Waffles

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Try out this super tasty, yet easy chicken and waffles recipe. It's so quick to put together it will make a great special weeknight dinner!


  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 6 tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring chicken broth to boil.
  2. Stir cornstarch with a small amount of water until thick.
  3. Add thickened cornstarch to boiling broth and stir well.
  4. Reduce heat and add cooked chicken.
  5. Continue to stir until the gravy thickens and the chicken is heated through.
  6. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve over waffles, bread, or mashed potatoes.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 170Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 64mgSodium 775mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 1gProtein 24g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


  1. Paula Short says:

    This sounds fantastic! Pinned 📌.
    Visiting today from Happiness Is Homemade 489 #39

  2. My Mom made chicken & waffles like you do. I always loved this as a kid. I make a version more like chicken ala king over waffles. Creamier, with onions, peppers ( or pimentos), sometimes green olives. Always a little garlic.! Love it!

  3. I heat broth with chopped onions and some parsley, salt and pepper to taste. Been eating it this way as long as I can remember. My Pa Dutch grandmother passed it down to my mom, and now I have it. And will pass it down to my grandchildren.

  4. We live in Florida but my husband’s mother was from Pennsylvania. He grew up on this style of chicken and Waffles. About 7 years ago we were in a restaurant and chicken and waffles was all the craze so he ordered them and was very disappointed when he got waffles with fried chicken and maple syrup. We will have to make this real soon. Thanks for reminding me

  5. Katy Koser says:

    Hi Michele! I Googled PA Dutch Chicken and Waffles to confirm amounts for a recipe and found your site!! Hey, Lady! Hope everything is well for you! I miss seeing you at the Coalition Meetings. I think of you often. Great pictures and recipe!

    1. Hi Katy! This is definitely a great way for you to find me. I hope your recipe turned out great. Thanks for stopping by. I hope everything is going well with work and home. I bet your little one is getting big. Thank you, Michele.

  6. Wow! My mom has been gone for many years, she grew up in Pennsylvania and made this for supper a lot. So happy to find this recipe, really takes me back. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll be making this for my Okie husband this weekend. Hope he enjoys it as much as I did growing up.

  7. Great recipe! thanks for linking it at #thewednesdayroundup link party! I’ve yummed it!

  8. What an interesting twist on Chicken & Waffles! So fun. Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! yYmmed & Pinned! Have a great week!

  9. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Talented Tuesday party! I might need to make this for dinner tonight!

  10. This recipe looks delicious and simple to make. Thank you for sharing it with us. I’m also eager to find out more about Zaycon products too.

  11. yummm, looks good. Thanks for sharing with us at #craftastic monday

    1. The best way to make it is with a roast chicken, but this is easy and quicker. Chicken bits simmered in gravy is the ONLY way to make chicken and waffles, in my opinion. I never knew there was any other way until very recently, lol. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  12. My daughter had chicken and waffles and has been asking me to make here some. Now I have a recipe.

  13. Julie Wood says:

    This dish looks easy to make and so delicious. I will have to make this for a nice Sunday dinner. I like Zaycon chicken because it tastes so good and is so fresh!