Roscoe Chicken And Waffles Recipe (The Best Choice)

Fry the chicken to get a golden brown surface

Roscoe Chicken and Waffles recipe seem like an unusual duo, but this combination turns out to be one of the best combos you’ve ever tasted. Just imagine a malted Belgian waffle with crispy edges and fluffy centre, topped with crunchy, juicy and perfectly seasoned fried chicken. It’s just like a party in your mouth! Want to try this recipe at home? Check out the instructions below and you’ll find everything you need to make this dish.


  • 4 pounds Chicken (cut into 3 1/2 pounds skin-on and bone-in drumsticks, legs, breasts and wings)
  • Peanut oil or vegetable shortening (4 cups)

Spice mixture

  • Cayenne pepper (1/2 teaspoon)
  • Dried oregano (2 teaspoons)
  • Garlic powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Black pepper (2 tablespoon, freshly ground)
  • Smoked paprika (1 tablespoon)

Marinade batter

  • Kosher salt
  • Large egg (1 piece)
  • Buttermilk (1 cup)

Flour mixture

  • Baking powder (1 teaspoon)
  • Cornstarch (1/2 cup)
  • All-purpose flour (1 1/2 cup)

The waffles for Roscoe Chicken

  • All-purpose flour (3 1/4 cups)
  • Large eggs (2 pieces, separated)
  • Unsalted butter (7 tablespoons, melted plus more for greasing)
  • Active dry yeast (1/4 teaspoon)
  • Sugar (1/4 teaspoon plus 1/3 cup, divided)
  • Milk (2 3/4 cups, divided)


Step 1: Blend the spice mixture In a bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the spice: cayenne pepper, garlic powder, oregano, paprika and black pepper until well incorporated. Set aside.

Step 2: Prepare the marinade Prepare a separate bowl, then whisk together 2 tablespoons of the spice mixture, 1 tablespoon salt, egg and buttermilk. Toss the chicken parts in and give them a nice coat.

Step 3: Prepare the batter (or flour mixture) Combine the remaining spice mixture, 2 teaspoons of salt, baking powder, flour and cornstarch in a large bowl. Mix the flour mixture with 3 tablespoons of the marinade.

Step 4: Prepare the oven and the oil Preheat the oven at 350-degrees F, change the rack’s position to the middle.

Step 5: Fry the chicken Prepare a fine-mesh strainer, tip in the coated chicken and shake so that all the extra flour will fall off. Carefully arrange the pieces of chicken in the oil with skin side down and fry. Remember not to overcrowd the pan.

Step 6: Bake the chicken. Transfer the fried chicken into the oven’s wire rack and bake for 5 – 10 minutes. Or you can check the doneness by inserting a thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken breast and check if it reads 150-degrees F.

Make the waffles for Roscoe Chicken: 

Step 1: Preheat the oven at 250-degrees F. Warm over low heat 1/4 cup of milk plus 1/4 teaspoon sugar using a medium saucepan (for about 2 minutes). Remove from heat and add 1/4 teaspoon of yeast. Let the mixture bloom until foamy (about 15 minutes).

Step 2: Add in the remaining milk-yeast mixture, egg yolks, melted butter and sugar. Give it a nice whisk until all the ingredients are well combined. Pour in the flour, whisk and alternate with the remaining milk until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3: Prepare a stand mixer attached with a whisk, beat the egg whites over high speed until stiff (about 3 minutes). Then mix them with the waffle batter.

Step 4: Prepare a waffle iron and grease it. Pour in 1/2 cup batter and cook. Read the manufacturer’s instructions for precise cooking time. While you fry the chicken, keep the waffles on a sheet pan so they can stay warm.


This homemade Roscoe chicken and Waffles recipe is a dish that everyone in the family will appreciate once they taste it. The sweet, salty, flavorful harmoniously blended together will definitely indulge your taste buds. Don’t forget to check out Bourbon O’s website for more interesting recipes! 


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