Chicken and Waffle Southern Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

  • Waffles (see recipe below)
  • Oven-Fried Chicken
  • Cheesy Grits
  • Sauteed Bacon and Collard Greens

Chicken and Waffles has long been a Southern tradition. We've made it easy and fun for dinner. Prepare a batch of waffles and serve with Oven-Fried Chicken, Cheesy Grits, and Sauteed Bacon and Collard Greens for a real down-home meal. To plan ahead, put chicken, grits, collard greens, and bacon on your shopping list.



Oven-Fried Chicken

There are plenty of frozen chicken options at the grocers. Try one that you bake to "fry." If you're really in a hurry, pick up a batch of fried chicken at the deli.

Cheesy Grits

Follow the directions on the back of the box for cheese grits.

Sauteed Bacon and Collard Greens

In a large skillet, cook diced bacon until crisp; remove from pan. Cook a package of frozen collard or kale greens according to package directions. Stir cooked bacon into cooked greens.