To the uninitiated, it may sound like an unlikely pairing. Fried chicken and waffles? But one taste and you’ll surely grasp its appeal. Soft meets crunchy. Sweet meets spicy. Breakfast meets dinner. The result is an 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 either 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 hit of spice in the coating is ideal.