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Chicken and Waffles

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars

"This recipe has crunch, sweet and spicy, savory all in one."
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1 h 5 m servings 1793 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 sandwiches)


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  1. Whisk together the eggs, cream, cayenne pepper, 1 tablespoon salt, and black pepper in a large bowl. In a paper bag, shake together the flour, cornstarch, and 1 tablespoon salt.
  2. Dip the chicken into the beaten egg mixture, then place into the flour mixture and shake to coat. Place the breaded chicken onto a wire rack; do not stack. Let the chicken rest for 20 minutes to allow the coating to set.
  3. Heat about 3 inches of oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In small batches, fry chicken 5 to 8 minutes until golden brown. Remove chicken, and drain on paper towels. Set aside or keep warm in a a low oven.
  4. Combine the mayonnaise, maple syrup, horseradish, and mustard powder in a medium bowl. Place the bacon in a large, deep skillet, and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate.
  5. To assemble the sandwiches: Place 4 waffles on a cookie sheet, top each waffle with 2 chicken tenders, 3 slices of bacon, and 2 slices of Cheddar. Broil the sandwich for a 3 to 5 minutes until the cheese melts. Spread 3 tablespoons of the maple mayonnaise on the remaining 4 waffles and place on top of the sandwich.


  • Editor's Note:
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 1793 calories; 109.9 g fat; 127.1 g carbohydrates; 72.9 g protein; 397 mg cholesterol; 5234 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Mercy! Good eatin'! I served with french fried sweet potatoes dusted with sugar and cinnamon; creamy coleslaw with some chopped jalepenos, celery seed and green onion. Might want to have an an...

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Way too much breading left over. I was reluctant to put all that cayenne pepper in for fear it would be too spicy, but it was good. Top waffle cold (frozen) and bottom waffle soggy. Chicken t...

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Mercy! Good eatin'! I served with french fried sweet potatoes dusted with sugar and cinnamon; creamy coleslaw with some chopped jalepenos, celery seed and green onion. Might want to have an an...

This is a very good recipe, especially the chicken coating. I put buffalo sauce on the chicken and omitted the horseradish. Was excellent.

This recipe is good.

This is actually pretty darn good. I even made my own waffles, though I think store bought ones would be just as good (and easier). The sweetness of the maple syrup contrasts really well with ...

5 stars plus. This is a very different, yet incredibly awesome recipe, and it falls under the category of so odd that it has to be good. The sauce is what intrigued me about this one. It is a...


I used 4 chicken breasts that were cut smaller and lightly pounded instead of chicken tenders (or is that the same thing?). For the egg mixture, I only used a teaspoon of each seasoning as using...

awesome flavor.

When I first saw this recipe, I really wanted to make it. I've heard about chicken and waffles for years but never tried them. What held me back was the hi calories of the recipe, so I used lowe...