Bourbon Maple Pecan Syrup over Chicken & Waffles

Updated: Nov 7, 2020

You can never go wrong with chicken and waffles. It's the perfect marriage of breakfast and dinner. This recipe is inspired by my two favorite Chicken and Waffles spots that I have eaten at over the years; Dames Chicken & Waffles (North Carolina) and Gladys Knight’s Chicken and Waffles (Georgia). I tried to amplify the dish by creating a super easy and delicious Maple Bourbon Syrup to pour on top. This recipe is also quick and easy without the need to soak the chicken in Buttermilk. You will be eating in no time.

Chicken Wing Ingredients

(Serves 4 people, 3 wings each)

Meat & Protein

12 Whole Chicken Wings


1 tbsp. Freshly Chopped Chives

Baking & Spices

1 ½” Cup Flour

½ tsp Salt (more, if desired)

1 tsp Cracked Black Pepper (more, if desired)

1 ½ tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp. Cayenne Pepper (more, if desired)

1 ½ tsp Dried Basil (more, if desired)

1 ½ tbsp. Paprika

1 ½ tbsp. Old Bay Seasoning

Oils & Vinegars

1 Vegetable Oil

Waffle Ingredients

(Serves 4 people)

Meat & Protein

2 Eggs, large

Baking & Spices

2 Cups All Purpose Flour

2 tbsp. Sugar

3 tbsp. baking powder

¼” tsp. Salt

Oils & Vinegars

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil


1 ¾” Almond Milk

1 ½ Butter

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Bourbon Pecan Maple Syrup Ingredients

(Serves 4 people)

Baking & Spices

½ tsp. Cinnamon


1 tbsp. Butter


¾ Cup Maple Syrup

½ Cup Chopped Pecans


¼ Cup Jack Daniels Honey Bourbon

Chicken Directions

  1. Wash Chicken Wings. In a large Zip Lock Container (or bowl) mix the chicken wings, Salt, Cracked Black Pepper, Garlic Powder, Dried Basil, and Cayenne Pepper. Cover or close and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the All Purpose Flour with Paprika and Old Bay Seasoning.

  3. Pour 1/3 container of Vegetable Oil in a Deep Fryer or Large Pot. Heat the oil to 375 degrees.

  4. Coat the Chicken Wings with the Flour mixture. Fry in oil for 6 -8 minutes or until Golden Brown. (Typically the wings will float if they are done.) Remove the chicken and place on a paper towel-lined plate.

Waffle Directions

  1. Combine the All Purpose Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder, and Salt in a large bowl.

  2. Whisk the eggs until they are frothy (or foamy). Add the Whisked Eggs, Vegetable Oil, Almond Milk, Melted Butter, and Vanilla Extract and blend until its mixed well. Pour the wet mixture into a bowl with the Flour Mixture and stir until combined. Let stand for 10 minutes.

  3. Spray your waffle iron with Olive Oil Cooking Spray. Make the waffles according to your waffle iron instructions. I like to put mine on the “ Slightly dark mode”.

Bourbon Pecan Maple Syrup Directions

  1. Add the Jack Daniels Honey Bourbon to a small sauce pan. Cook for 3 minutes. Add the Maple Syrup, Butter, Cinnamon, and Chopped Pecans and stir. Let simmer on low heat or use a stove warmer.

Now you have something cooked from the SOUL. Serve it to the CULTURE!



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