We love juicy, crisp-skinned fried chicken. And we love syrup-drenched waffles. But serving the two foods together are when things get really epic. We love chicken and waffle variations from all over the country, including the fried chicken, waffles, and honey at Beasley’s in North Carolina, the “Midnight Train” chicken and waffles from Gladys Knight’s in Atlanta, and the hot chicken and waffles at Peaches Hothouse in Brooklyn. And sometimes, there’s nothing more fun than breaking out the deep fryer and waffle iron at home.

There’s a great big world of fantastic chicken & waffles out there. So if you’re looking for some lunch inspiration, get up from your desk, find the closest chicken and waffles to you, and go H.A.M.

Click through the slideshow for pictures of the illest plates of chicken & waffles on the planet.

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