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Air Fryer Chicken and Waffles

Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
  • 520 Calories
  • 31g Protein
  • 21g Total Fat
  • 51g Carbs

Why reserve the indulgence of a classic Chicken and Waffles meal for the weekend? This beloved sweet and savory duo is now an everyday possibility, thanks to a few kitchen shortcuts. By air-frying the chicken, you cut the cooking time in half without sacrificing that essential crispy exterior. Meanwhile, Kodiak® Buttermilk Thick and Fluffy Power Waffles® achieve golden crispiness straight from your toaster. Before you know it, a drool-worthy plate of diner-grade Chicken and Waffles awaits.

Recipe provided by Kitchen McCabe


  • 1-pound fresh chicken tenders 
  • 1 cup Kodiak Buttermilk Power Cakes Flapjack & Waffle Mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 Kodiak Buttermilk & Vanilla Thick and Fluffy Power Waffles
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into three pieces
  • 6 tablespoons Maple syrup 


  1. Place the Kodiak Power Cakes mix, salt, pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a shallow bowl and stir to combine well.
  2. Place the egg in a shallow bowl and beat well.
  3. Pat the chicken tenders dry with a paper towel.
  4. Working one tender at a time, coat with flour mixture, dip in the beaten egg, and place back in the flour mixture to coat. Place on a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken tenders.
  5. Heat an air fryer to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  6. Drizzle the breaded chicken tenders with the olive oil and place in the air fryer basket. Fry for 6-8 minutes or until a thermometer inserted in the center of a tender reads 165° Fahrenheit.
  7. While the chicken is cooking, toast the waffles in a toaster until golden brown.
  8. Serve the toasted waffles warm topped with a pat of butter, chicken tenders and a drizzle of maple syrup (~2 waffles + ⅓ of the chicken tenders, 1 tablespoon butter, and 2 tablespoons maple syrup).

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