At first glance the combination of chicken and waffles can seem a bit strange. But it’s won over the hearts of many with a sweet and savory combination that has an undeniably fun crunch in every bite. Where can you find this dish in Hoboken? Below are 3 spots with delightfully creative chicken and waffle dishes:
1) Uncle Jemima Pizza
The Uncle Jemima Pizza is the ultimate twist on the classic chicken and waffles combo. A white pizza pie is topped with generous amounts of fried chicken, homemade waffles, sharp cheddar and maple syrup for a savory yet sweet treat. You can order this sizzling dish at Tony Boloney’s along with many other inventive offerings.
Where: Tony Boloney’s
2) Chicken & Waffle Sliders
Jack’s Cabin offers chicken and waffle sliders. There are 3 chicken and waffle sliders that come with a side of maple syrup and sage gravy. The great thing about offering chicken and waffles as sliders, is that it can be a nice appetizer to share at brunch or a hearty meal.
Where: Jack’s Cabin
3) Cornflake Chicken with Coconut Waffles
The Clinton Social offers a tropical twist on the classic chicken and waffles dish. The chicken is coated in crunchy cornflakes and paired with a coconut and macadamia waffle. The waffle is topped off with a pink peppercorn honey drizzle rather than traditional maple syrup. This is definitely next in line on our brunch list!
Where: The Clinton Social
Well, there you have it! The next time you’re craving chicken and waffles in Hoboken you’ll have several options to choose from. But how much do you really know about this popular brunch special?
Chicken & Waffles History
While many believe that chicken and waffles is a southern dish, it was first popularized in Harlem. During the harlem renaissance of the 1920’s and 1930’s, Jazz music was exploding onto the scene and Harlem became the “it” spot for music and entertainment. Concerts and parties would last until early in the morning, and as a result a few restaurants stayed open extra late to accommodate the musicians. Fried chicken would often be left over from the dinner shift. Seeing an opportunity to reduce waste and boost sales, a new dish “fried chicken and waffles” was served in the early hours of the morning. It was the perfect combination of dinner and breakfast food for the hours in between both meals. As the dish became popular, it started appearing regularly in menus across Harlem and eventually the nation.
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