To the uninitiated, fried chicken and waffles might sound like an unlikely pairing. After just one bite, though, you'll surely grasp its appeal: a tantalizing balance of soft and crunchy, sweet and spicy. Breakfast meets dinner in this improbable but wholly delicious combo. The recipe below combines freshly made waffles with your favorite fried chicken and a spicy maple syrup in a way that is sure to rock your world.
You can use just-made fried chicken tenders or even frozen fried or baked tenders. The key is to make sure they are crisp and crunchy on the outside and tender in the middle. A hint of spice in the coating is ideal.
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