I love a loaded waffle and for this traditional duo, I put the chicken into the waffle for the ease of eating it. The fried chicken balanced on top at a restaurant is beautiful, but this is the way to go when making at home. I topped with maple aioli and arugula.
Chicken IN Waffles
Ingredients: (serves 2-4)
2-3 chicken tenders
1 cup waffle mix + 3/4 cup cold water
2 teaspoons hot sauce (optional)
1 tablespoon mayo
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 cups arugula
Cook the chicken (according to the package – mine went into the airfryer for ~10 minutes).
Mix up the waffle batter adding the hot sauce.
Preheat the waffle iron.
Chop the chicken and add 1/4 of it onto the bottom waffle plate, pour waffle batter on top, add another 1/4 of the chicken. Close the iron and flip.
While the waffle is cooking, mix up the mayo and maple syrup.
Cook the waffles for ~4 minutes (or as your waffle iron suggests).
Repeat for another waffle.
Serve waffles with a little maple aioli and greens.
Add another drizzle of aioli and enjoy!
I loved this. Waffles reheat fantastically so make some ahead of time and keep warm in the oven, or reheat in the toaster! It seems so decadent but ~1 chicken tender in each waffle isn’t all that much. The chicken going directly onto the waffle iron keeps it crispy and well distributed. Swap the maple aioli with hot honey for a spicy twist.