Chicken and waffles sounds unusual, but it has become one of the most popular dishes here at our Southern-style restaurant in Woodstock, GA.
So where does this unlikely combination dish come from? Chicken and waffles probably began its rise to popularity as a recipe initially founded in the kitchens of the American Pennsylvania Dutch population. The earliest American chicken and waffle combination appears in the 1600’s, when home cooks of the region made waffles and topped them with pulled chicken and gravy.
The contemporary version of this unique and tasty dish began establishing itself in pop culture in the late 1930s with the opening of the Wells Supper Club in Harlem, New York. The restaurant became a late night hot spot for jazz musicians who would stop by late at night after their various gigs. The musicians, arriving too late for dinner but too early for breakfast, enjoyed the appetizing compromise of fried chicken and waffles.
The southern soul food version of chicken and waffles has been a long-time favorite in metro Atlanta and was originally made popular by Atlanta’s Gladys & Ron’s Restaurant, a trend quickly embraced by a host of other dining spots, including Freight Kitchen & Tap in Woodstock, GA.
The Freight Kitchen Chicken & Waffles experience
Freight’s version of chicken and waffles is all Southern style, with five ounces of hand-breaded chicken breast tenderloin covered in scratch sausage gravy and bacon, accompanied by braised local greens and served on a Belgian waffle with grilled Granny Smith apples or Georgia Peaches, homemade caramel or maple syrup and candied pecans.
Freight’s chicken and waffles is an experience that will endure you to this unique dish and get you coming back for more. This dish is a wholesome and filling meal, combining the best southern fried chicken traditions and local produce with the unique offering of savory and sweet flavors. Freight’s delicious take on chicken and waffles is becoming an all-week tradition for lunch and dinner guests who love to expand their culinary repertoire. You don’t have to go all the way to Atlanta to experience this Southern soul food dish – just visit our Southern-style restaurant in Woodstock, GA today!