Chicken and Waffles

  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons hot Sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Spicy Syrup
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons hot sauce
  1. Mix together buttermilk and Garlic hot sauce in a shallow bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. 
  2. Remove chicken from buttermilk and whisk egg into buttermilk. Return chicken to buttermilk and stir to coat.
  3. In a pie plate, combine Panko crumbs, flour, seasoned salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and white pepper.
  4. Pour about 1 inch of oil into a cast iron pan or a Dutch oven. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  5. Remove chicken tenders from buttermilk mixture and coat in Panko mixture. Fry in oil for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  6. To make waffles, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  7. Separate eggs and place egg whites in a blender. Blend until frothy. Add egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Blend until mixed well. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  8. Make waffles according to waffle iron instructions.
  9. To make spicy Maple Syrup, Whisk together maple syrup, butter, and hot Sauce in a small bowl.