For hundreds of years now, lovers of ‘breakfast for dinner’ have been diving into chicken and waffles at any time of the day. This tasty dish has it all—sweet, fluffy waffles and crispy, savoury fried chicken. The question on our mind is: who do we have to thank for this amazing creation?
The Origin of Chicken and Waffles
The origin story of chicken and waffles is hotly debated amongst food scholars all over the world. Some believe that it was invented in the deep south in post-Civil War times. Fried chicken was considered trendy at this time in history and the chicken was often the only meat available year round. Every home would have a wafer iron as well so people were all set to make waffles.
Others believe it was invented by the Pennsylvania Dutch in the 1860s. They would enjoy waffles with chicken and gravy for supper on Sunday each week.
Still, others would swear that the dish was created by Harlem chefs when they started serving crispy fried chicken with a side of batter cooked with deep pockets—in other words, waffles.
We may never know exactly who invented them or how they came to be, but there is one thing we can all agree on: they are prime comfort food and are always delicious.
Our Twist on a Classic
Chef Courtney at Wi Jammin Cafe has put his own creative twist on this classic by adding the flavours of his Jamaican home as well as his signature cereal crumbs to his fluffy Belgian waffles and tender chicken strips.
If you’re ready to mix things up the next time you’re craving chicken and waffles, he will happily dish up a few golden fried Jamaican breast tenders and a perfect buttermilk Belgian waffle. He’ll top your waffle with a crumble from your favourite breakfast cereal, too. This meal takes sweet and savoury to a whole new level!
Chef Courtney wants everyone to enjoy his version of this meal so much that he’s offering $2 off when you repost this blog post and show us throughout the month of March! So come to Wi Jammin Cafe for some chicken and waffles, or make your order online today!