03Apr2013Chicken & Waffles Basket with Spicy Maple Dipping Sauce #EggoWaffleOff 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. Do you have a great recipe using waffles? Go to Eggo’s Facebook page to enter your recipe in the Great Eggo Waffle Off – you could win $5,000! Good luck! Linking up to these fabulous parties. Check them out! Eggo Waffles sponsored this post and provided me with products to create new and exciting waffle recipes to share. All opinions expressed here are my own.