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!

Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
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Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
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Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Waffles
Chicken
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Instructions
  1. 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.
    cooking bacon
  2. ground bacon
  3. 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.
    waffle batter
  4. waffle batter
  5. 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.
    waffle batter
  6. 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.
    hot waffle
  7. waffle taco shell
  8. 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.
    bread crumbs and batter
  9. 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.
  10. Place about two chicken tenders into a waffle “taco shell." Top with apple chips and take a big crunchy bite!
    Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Maple Chicken & Waffle Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1869 Calories from Fat 648
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 72g 111%
Saturated Fat 38g 190%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 172mg 57%
Sodium 2073mg 86%
Potassium 526mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 260g 87%
Dietary Fiber 13g 52%
Sugars 61g
Protein 56g 112%
Vitamin A 45%
Vitamin C 65%
Calcium 121%
Iron 38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.