Gluten Free Chicken and Waffles With Spicy Syrup

Sections of waffle on a metal tray with a checkered paper with fried chicken and chopped green onions

Gluten Free Chicken and Waffles

The added spice in the waffle and syrup take these chicken and waffles over the top. One of the top dishes we served on the food cart, people would come back daily to get their fix. So if you're looking for a great chicken and waffle recipe, or for a gluten free chicken and waffle version, you need to try this out.
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Course: Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Cajun
Keyword: fried chicken, spicy
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • Fryer
  • Waffle Maker


For The Waffles

  • ½ cup sourdough starter gluten free
  • 1 ½ cup gluten free flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder gluten free
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 cup green onions chopped

For The Fried Chicken

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups gluten free breadcrumbs recommended: Kikkoman Rice Panko
  • 1 tbsp Magical Seasoning Mix
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning

For The Syrup

  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning


  • ½ cup green onions chopped


  • Mix together the sourdough starter and milk and then add the dry ingredients and stir until no lumps remain.
  • Allow the waffle mix to sit for 30 minutes to 2 hours.
  • While the waffle mix is resting, prep the rest of the ingredients.
  • Prepare 3 dishes to dip the chicken in.
  • The first should have flour, the second should have the egg and milk, and the third should have breadcrumbs.
  • Divide the seasonings between all 3 dishes. Mix each of them well. Set aside.
  • Next, prepare the spicy syrup. Add the syrup and seasoning together and mix well. Set aside.
  • After the batter has rested, heat up the waffle iron. Use a nonstick spray and cook per manufactuerer's instructions.
  • Batter the chicken strips by putting them in the flour, then the egg mix, then the breadcrumbs. Fry the chicken at 350° for about 5 minutes or until cooked through and the breading is browned and crispy.
  • When the chicken is done, chop it up into bite-size pieces.
  • Arrange the waffle on a plate with the pieces of chicken on top. Drizzle the syrup over the top and garnish with green onions.


My passion is supporting those who need to be gluten free. After my family had to transition to eating gluten free I realized how difficult it is. It is more than finding a recipe. It is about how to navigate social situations, deal with isolation, and other things that come along with it. I live in Oregon with my family, cats, and chickens.

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