Chicken and Waffles


This recipe has crunch, sweet and spicy, savory all in one.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
4 sandwiches


  • 4 eggs

  • ¼ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons cayenne pepper

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup cornstarch

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 quart peanut oil for frying

  • 8 chicken tenders

  • 1 cup mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup maple syrup

  • 2 teaspoons prepared horseradish

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder

  • 12 slices bacon

  • 8 thin slices Cheddar cheese

  • 8 plain frozen waffles


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1793 Calories
110g Fat
127g Carbs
73g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 1793
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 110g 141%
Saturated Fat 28g 138%
Cholesterol 397mg 132%
Sodium 5234mg 228%
Total Carbohydrate 127g 46%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 73g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 518mg 40%
Iron 11mg 61%
Potassium 848mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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