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Chicken & Waffles Basket with Spicy Maple Dipping Sauce #EggoWaffleOff

April 3, 2013

So one of the first recipes I thought of for Eggo's Waffle Off contest was a twist on traditional chicken and waffles. I have to be honest, I've never actually had a classic "chicken and waffles" meal before. At first, I thought it sounded a little bit of an odd combination. 

But I have to admit, after trying this I will never scoff again! First, my kids thought this was so much fun for dinner. You can't beat homemade chicken fingers, and the waffle strip "fries" just put it over the top! And second, the dipping sauce is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! It's extremely easy to whip up and so much better than plain old store bought honey mustard. 

As a side note, how cute are these blue baskets?? I actually found them last year in the Target dollar spot, so keep your eyes peeled. It's such a simple way to make dinner exciting for the family!

Chicken & Waffles Basket with Spice Maple Dipping Sauce

1 lb boneless, skinless chicken tenders
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/4 cup Italian bread crumbs
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 Eggo Homestyle waffles
1 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup maple syrup
3 teaspoons prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon dry mustard

Combine Italian bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in a shallow bowl. Place beaten eggs in a second shallow bowl. One at a time, dip chicken tenders in eggs and then in bread crumbs. Place breaded tenders on a baking rack placed on top of a cookie sheet. Repeat for remaining chicken tenders. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes, or until chicken is done. Meanwhile, combine mayo, maple syrup, horseradish, and dry mustard in a bowl and set aside. Toast Eggo waffles and cut into strips. Place equal amounts of chicken tenders and waffle "fries" in basket along with dipping sauce.

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12 comments on "Chicken & Waffles Basket with Spicy Maple Dipping Sauce #EggoWaffleOff"
  1. Woohoo!!! Thanks, Kelly! Can't wait to try this!

  2. This recipe looks so inventive! I love the idea of true waffle "fries"! I've always heard of chicken and waffles, but never had them together. :)

  3. I've seen Chicken and Waffles on restaurant menus, and always wondered how good it is. These look awesome! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

  4. Love all these waffle posts - that dipping sauce looks awesome!

  5. Ok, that is awesome!
    I want some now...pass it on :) !

  6. Southern comfort food at its best! Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

  7. Your recipe is awesome and thank you so much for sharing it at the table with Full Plate Thursday.
    Hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Even after living in Cali I still don't see how these two came to be served together. I will say that this recipe looks like one I am going to try! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday's!!!

  9. Wow, I have never tried this before, but maybe I will have to now! Thanks for sharing.

  10. Chicken and waffles is a big thing here in central PA. It is one of the first things that I learned to cook when I got married and places will even have big chicken and waffles fundraiser dinners. It isn't much different than an open-faced, hot turkey sandwich if you have ever had one of those. This really is a twist! Thanks for posting!

    1. That's funny Lindsay, where in Central PA? I live in Lancaster County, though I'm not surprised I still haven't experienced or heard of chicken and waffles. We've only been here for 4 years, I grew up in Philadelphia.

  11. I just put together a "50 Fabulous Chicken Dishes" Recipe Round Up from links that were submitted to The Weekend re-Treat over the past couple of weeks and this recipe was included and featured in today's post!

    Thanks, Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes