From the Kitchen

Breakfast for Dinner Chicken and Waffles with Salad

If you love breakfast for dinner you will want to try our delicious breakfast quesadillas, this yummy breakfast casserole, or even these ham and cheese puff pancakes. You will also want to make these fried chicken and waffles with a berry salad.

2 waffles on a plate with fried chicken strips and syrup

Breakfast for dinner

I’m not a huge fan of eating breakfast for dinner, however, a couple of my kids love it. They’ve occasionally opted for a bowl of cereal if they don’t like what we’ve cooked for dinner. My daughter’s favorite meal though is fried chicken and waffles, and it’s the one breakfast for dinner meal that I can get on board with. The best part about this easy meal is we make a gluten-free version for my son which he absolutely loves too.

This is a meal we make about once a month so I’m going to show you exactly what we use because it makes this meal quick and easy to pull together on busy sports nights.

Fried chicken and waffles

I’m going to give you my little secret here, we use package ingredients for our fried chicken and waffles. There are great gluten-free options out there for both too.

Fried chicken


  • Chicken strips – we serve 3 chicken tenders per person
  • Kentucky Kernel Seasoned Flour – regular and gluten-free
  • Eggs

ingredients to make fried chicken


Divide the seasoned flour between 2 bowls. Coat a piece of chicken in the seasoned flour, dip it in the beaten eggs, and then back into the flour.

Put the chicken into the fryer for 6-8 minutes.

Tip: Fry the gluten-free chicken tenders first so that there is no cross-contamination.



  • Waffle mix – we normally use the Bisquick in both gluten-free and regular, but also love the live-G-free brand from Aldi.
  • Read the box for the remainder of the ingredients

ingredients to make waffles for fried chicken


Make up your waffle mix and cook your waffles in a waffle iron.

Tip: Keep them warm in the oven on low heat.

Berry salad

We serve our fried chicken and waffles with a delicious salad on the side. Our favorite is a berry salad with homemade honey lemon dressing. It contains loads of fresh ingredients.

ingredients to make a berry salad for spring


  • Fresh berries – blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries
  • Arugula
  • Caramelized pecans
  • Honey lemon dressing

berry salad with pecans in a bowl

You can print out the recipe (with the full ingredients) for our salad by scrolling down to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Don’t forget the maple syrup to pour over your fried chicken and waffles.

fried chicken and waffles with a berry salad for dinner

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Berry Salad with Honey Lemon Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Make this delicious berry salad with lemon honey dressing to serve with fried chicken and waffles.

Course: Salad
Keyword: berry salad, breakfast for dinner, spring salad
Servings: 4 people
Author: Tonya Staab
Berry salad
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 cup blackberries
  • 1 cup blueberries
Caramelized pecans
  • 2.25 oz bag of pecans
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp water
Honey lemon dressing
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbs vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon curd
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
Honey lemon dressing
  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve. If the ingredients separate before serving, stir it again.

Caramelized pecans
  1. Add the sugar, butter, and water in a small saucepan over low heat.

  2. Add the pecans and toss to combine.

  3. Pour the pecans onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, draining off any excess liquid.

Berry salad
  1. Chop the strawberries into smaller pieces and combine all other ingredients in a bowl. Toss it all together gently. Serve it with the dressing on the side.

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