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Why do people skip breakfast? I mean really…why?

We know it’s the most important meal of the day and we know it is the best thing you could ever do to keep your metabolism in check. So WHY do we not eat breakfast like we should?

Well, maybe it’s because oatmeal is blah and eggs are boring. Toast doesn’t quite cut it and fruit is just fruity. So, do you think I could entice you with a substantial, tasty breakfast that can even be made ahead of time? Maybe these chicken & waffles?

Now y’all, these are no ordinary chicken and waffles. THESE chicken and waffles are sweet with a little sultry spice and have a very special ingredient, Sweet Georgia Brown Smack Yo Mama BBQ Sauce. If you haven’t tried this sauce, trust me, you need this in your recipes and definitely on your grill!

About the Sauce

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Smack Yo Mama’s has tons of varieties in their arsenal and I know there is one for you.


Our sweetest, polynesian style sauce with the undertones of pineapple and extra sweetness from cream of coconut.


Our sweet and smokey, brown sugar based sauce which is great on anything.


This is our sweet and tangy honey mustard. Whether you want to dip or slather this is it.


This one is the spicier version of Georgia Gold. Still a little sweet and tangy, but with a bite. Chicken sandwiches beware!


​A Georgia region inspired vinegar based sauce kissed with the heat of the Deep South.



This sauce while appealing to your sweet side will also give you a spice kick. So confusing it is great.


While being said to be the hotter version of Widow Maker, this one is less sweet and carries a savory profile all its own.


Pure Heat! With a 7 second fuse. You will get the full flavor of the habanero peppers with a little ghost pepper kicker. This can also kick up any sauce for extra heat.


This all around savory dry rub will excite the taste buds. Great for blackening, a base flavoring, or a topping. You will find none better.

I know we are all extremely busy in running the rat race, but if you can’t make time to stop and smell the roses, can you at least make time for chicken & waffles? I bet you’ll be glad you did!


Sweet Georgia Brown BBQ Chicken & Waffles

For the Waffles:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tbsps melted butter
  • 6 slices bacon, crumbled
  • 1 cup Applewood Smoked cheddar cheese, grated
  • 3 green onions, diced


In a mixer, blend all ingredients except cheese, bacon and onion. After this has been mixed well, stir in remaining ingredients. Prepare waffle iron according to directions and make waffles in batches. Add chicken tenders and top with Maple Syrup.


For the Chicken:

  • 2 cups Sweet Georgia Brown BBQ Sauce
  • 6-8 pieces of chicken – I use dark meat, thighs and legs
  • 2 cups Buttermilk
  • 3 dashes hot sauce
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-3 cups Panko – Japanese Bread Crumbs – DO NOT SUBSTITUTE
  • 4 eggs or 6 whites – lightly beaten (I use Eggbeaters)
  • 1 tsp. Dry Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp. Onion powder
  • 1 tsp. Thyme
  • Smoked Paprika
  • Salt & Pepper


Blend Buttermilk and hot sauce, and place in a gallon zip lock bag. Wash chicken pieces with cold water, shake dry and add to bag. Allow this to marinate at least 3 hours and up to 24 hours. I like to turn the bag occasionally to allow all sides to marinate. The Buttermilk will keep your chicken juicy.

In a shallow bowl, blend flour and all herbs and spices. Add salt and pepper according to your taste preference. Pour the egg in a second shallow bowl. Place the Panko in a gallon ziplock bag.

Remove chicken from Buttermilk and drain. Dredge each piece of chicken in flour first coating all sides, and shaking off excess flour. Next, dip each piece in the egg wash. Then place in the bag of Panko and gently shake to coat. Make sure each piece is WELL COATED with the Panko. Place each piece onto a greased baking sheet. Sprinkle with additional Smoked Paprika.

Bake at 400 for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is done, golden brown and juices run clear. Remove from pan and allow to cool slightly. Dip chicken into sauce, or drizzle over the top of the chicken and serve with waffles.

*If you love hot and spicy foods, this recipe would be wonderful using any variety of the Smack Yo Mama’s Hot & Spicy BBQ Sauces for a wonderful HOT Chicken and Waffle Dish!


For more information on Smack Yo Mama BBQ Sauce, locations for purchase or to order online, visit their website at http://www.smackyomama.com/home.html

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*Thank you to Smack Yo Mama for providing your amazing product. Although the products were complimentary, all thoughts, opinions, words, over indulging and drooling are strictly my own.