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Chicken and Waffles with Tabasco Maple Syrup
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5 from 4 votes

Chicken and Waffles

These Chicken and Waffles are drizzled with a TABASCO Maple Syrup for a spicy kick.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • 2 pounds chicken tenders
  • 1 cups buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons TABASCO Garlic Pepper Sauce
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons TABASCO Sauce


  • Mix together buttermilk and Garlic TABASCO in a shallow bowl. Add chicken and stir to coat. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • Remove chicken from buttermilk and whisk egg into buttermilk. Return chicken to buttermilk and stir to coat.
  • In a pie plate, combine Panko crumbs, flour, seasoned salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, and white pepper.
  • Pour about 1 inch of oil into a cast iron pan or a Dutch oven. Heat oil to 375 degrees.
  • Remove chicken tenders from buttermilk mixture and coat in Panko mixture. Fry in oil for 6 to 8 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • To make waffles, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Separate eggs and place egg whites in a blender. Blend until frothy. Add egg yolks, vegetable oil, milk, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Blend until mixed well. Pour into bowl with dry ingredients and stir until combined.
  • Make waffles according to waffle iron instructions.
  • To make TABASCO Maple Syrup, Whisk together maple syrup, butter, and TABASCO Sauce in a small bowl.