We all know the famous duo of chicken and waffles right? I found a more convenient (and utensil free) way of eating it. It’s in TACO form! It’s a quick and easy way to pick up your whole meal and gobble it up. The great thing about chicken and waffles is that you eat it pretty much any time of the day; breakfast, lunch, dinner or as a snack!
The twist I put on this classic is the sweet and savory combo of cheese and bacon waffles with crunchy, oven-baked maple chicken. Your taste buds will thank you!
FUN FACT: This dish is best known as Southern “soul food” which uses fried chicken. I baked the chicken to reduce the fat but kept the crunch with the Panko. Many like to top it with a scoop of ice cream!
Start by using a slotted baking sheet to cook your bacon in the oven. Once crisp (about 10 minutes) and cooled, chop or rip up into pieces.
Using all your ingredients for the waffles only, whisk the wet ingredients first, then stir in the dry ingredients. Finish by folding in the bacon and shredded cheddar.
Spray your waffle iron with non-stick spray and scoop two scoops of batter in center of waffle iron. Close and wait for ready light to tell you when it’s done.
Using tongs, carefully take your waffle out and immediately place between two muffin cups on an upside down muffin tin. It will hold your waffle in place as it cools into a taco shell shape.
As your “taco shells” cool, you can start making the chicken. Using the ingredients for the chicken only, take one of the two rectangular dishes, whisk the milk, egg, and maple syrup together. In the other dish, mix together Panko, mustard seed, chili powder, salt and pepper.
Dip your raw chicken into the liquid mixture first and then the Panko mixture. Place on a lined baking sheet. Spoon on more of the liquid mixture on top and then spoon on more Panko mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Place about two chicken tenders into a waffle “taco shell." Top with apple chips and take a big crunchy bite!
Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1869Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72g111%
Saturated Fat 38g190%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrates 260g87%
Dietary Fiber 13g52%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
By Adua Ring|2018-01-19T22:47:09+00:00January 19th, 2018|