Wondering where chicken and waffles originated? Read on for some quick history on the fun food combo!
Where Did Chicken and Waffles Originate?
Oh how I love Chicken and Waffles don’t you? Talk about comfort food! My Chicken Stuffed Waffles Pops has always been a super popular chicken and waffles appetizer.
Bud did you ever wonder where did chicken and waffles come from anyways? Where did chicken and waffles originate?
I thought it would be a quick and clear answer, but apparent it is not. Recipes tend to evolve and change over time so sometimes hard to track down the original origin for sure.
There are some different theories and stories about the chicken and waffles origin. I did some online research on chicken and waffles history and was a little surprised at all the conflicting information and different theories. Interesting stuff though!
The history of chicken and waffles may have started in the southern United States. Some say African Americans in the south started the recipe a very long time ago. Other say some restaurants in NYC (more specifically Harlem) is where chicken and waffles started. Some theories also give the credit to the Pennsylvania Dutch for starting the chicken and waffles craze.
Some believe Southern African Americans ate chicken with pancakes many years ago, and the pancakes eventually evolved into waffles which may be some of the earliest chicken and waffles recipes.
Others think modern versions of chicken and waffles originated in the African American community of Harlem, New York. In the 1930’s chicken and waffles was served at various locations like Tillie’s Chicken Shack, Dickie Well’s jazz club, and Wells Supper Club.
Then there’s the Pennsylvania Dutch. Although the Pennsylvania Dutch version is a little different than what you may think of chicken and waffles today. The Pennsylvania Dutch version generally contains a plain waffle with a pulled stewed chicken on top with gravy. It doesn’t have fried chicken pieces like other popular restaurants today.
So as you can see who invented chicken and waffles is a bit of a mystery. What’s your opinion? I personally think it may have been a combination of all of the above since recipes change and evolve over time.
Where to Find Chicken and Waffles Near Me?
So even though no one knows for sure where did chicken and waffles originate, I think we can all agree it’s delicious!
Are you in the mood for chicken and waffles now?
Are you wondering now “Where to find chicken and waffles near me?”Lots of popular places to try the delicious dish!
Now there are many popular places serving up chicken and waffles. Some of the most well known are:
- Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles (Los Angeles, California and other California locations)
- Lo-Los Chicken & Waffles (currently in Arizona, Nebraska, Nevada, and Texas)
- Dame’s Chicken and Waffles (North Carolina)
- Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles (Atlanta, Georgia)
Do you have a favorite place? Let me know in the comments below!