Here, 5 excellent waffle recipes with fried chicken recipesto match.
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It's not clear exactly why someone first decided to pair fried chicken with waffles, though Wikipedia suggests it may have something to do with Thomas Jefferson's buying a French waffle iron.

Regardless, there's no denying the magic that these two crispy, golden-brown foods create together. Here, 5 excellent waffle recipes with fried chicken recipes to match.

1. Cornmeal and Ricotta Waffles with Polenta-Crusted Fried Chicken
These rich cornmeal waffles have a lovely sweet flavor that complements the chicken's polenta crust.

2. Almond Waffles with Almond-Sesame Fried Chicken
Nutty, crispy waffles call for nutty, crispy fried chicken.

3. Gluten-Free Fried Chicken and "Rye"-Raisin Belgian Waffle Bread
This duo is completely gluten-free.

4. Crispy Buttermilk Fried Chicken and Light and Crispy Waffles
Both chicken and waffle here get richness from buttermilk.

5. Yeasty Waffles and Maple-Chipotle Hot Wings
These eggy, sweet waffles are the perfect vessel for spicy wings drizzled with maple syrup.