This Monday is National Fried Chicken Day, a holiday primed to cure your post-Fourth of July weekend hangover. To help you celebrate in style, we’ve asked New York chicken and waffles eatery Sweet Chick to share one of their signature renditions of the Harlem-born classic.

Sweet Chick owner John Seymour, a New York native who grew up behind the bar at his father’s Irish pub, serves a playful menu that has included waffle combinations ranging from mole fried chicken with jalapeño-cheddar to Korean fried chicken with milk jam. And, as of last week, the restaurant has the distinction of calling rapper Nas a partner in business.

To try out one of Sweet Chick’s dishes–and celebrate the holiday–check out their Buffalo Fried Chicken and Waffle recipe below.

Buffalo Fried Chicken and Waffles


- 1 cup Franks Hot Sauce
- ½ cup butter, cubed
- ¼ cup blue cheese dressing
- 1 stalk celery, small dice
- 1 Carrot, peeled and shredded
- 4T crumbled blue cheese

For the sauce, heat hot sauce over medium heat, slowly whisk in cubed butter. Set aside.

For the waffles, add diced celery and shredded carrot to 1quart of waffle batter. Spray waffle machines with non-stick spray and make 4 waffles.

To serve, toss fried chicken with hot sauce mixture, serve with carrot celery waffle and side of blue cheese dressing. Garnish waffle with additional blue cheese crumbles.