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If you are from the south, you may associate fried chicken on a waffle as your version of chicken and waffles, but not in PA. We do it our own way.
Our way looks something like this… Homemade waffles smothered in shredded chicken gravy, served with a side of mashed potatoes because the PA DUTCH love those carbs!
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I sometimes wonder where this version of Chicken and Waffles recipe originally came from? My sort of German, PA Dutch family has been eating chicken and waffles for as long as I can remember. That must mean we invented it! Or maybe the Amish did but we will take the credit!
Chicken and waffles are one of my husband’s favorite dishes, so it’s on the menu often. We purchase boneless skinless chicken breast in bulk then, cook the chicken in the crock pot, shred and freeze it in meal size portions. Having the chicken on hand makes whipping up Chicken and Waffles and many other recipes, quick and easy.
Last month I ordered and picked up 40 lbs of fresh chicken breast. When I get home, I cook and freeze 1/2 my chicken in meal size portions, while the rest of it, I slice or cube and also freeze for casseroles, soups and more.
Chicken and Waffles
- 3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
- 4 cups chicken broth or stock
- 6 tablespoons corn starch
- salt and pepper to taste
- Bring chicken broth to boil.
- Stir cornstarch with a small amount of water until thick.
- Add thickened cornstarch to boiling broth and stir well.
- Reduce heat and add cooked chicken.
- Continue to stir until gravy thickens and chicken is heated through.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve over waffles, bread or mashed potatoes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 192Saturated Fat 1gCholesterol 59mgSodium 425mgCarbohydrates 12gSugar 2gProtein 19g
Have you ever cooked chicken and waffles?
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Sunday 13th of March 2022
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!
Tuesday 16th of February 2021
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.
Thursday 30th of January 2020
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
Saturday 14th of January 2017
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!
Monday 16th of January 2017
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.
Friday 7th of October 2016
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.