Recipe: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Burger with Waffle Bun

Hoping to be declared the burger king or queen at the next backyard BBQ? Here’s a recipe that will have your guests flipping over your skills!

Sweet & Spicy Chicken Burger with Waffle Bun

2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless

4 Belgian waffles, lightly toasted



1 cup flour

1/2 cup cornmeal

1 tsp chili flakes

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 tsp kosher salt

Egg wash:

2 eggs

1/2 cup milk

6 shakes Tabasco sauce

1/3 cup pure maple syrup


1/3 cup mayonnaise

1 tbsp white sugar

2 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp dry mustard

pinch of cayenne pepper

Sift all dredge ingredients together in a bowl and set aside. Whisk all egg wash ingredients together thoroughly in a separate bowl and set aside. Dredge the chicken breast in the flour mixture, shake off excess. Dip the chicken breast in the egg wash and let the excess drip off. Repeat this process two more times, and then end with a fourth dredge. Deep fry the chicken breast in 350°F oil until golden brown. Remove chicken from the oil and place on a rack in a baking dish. Finish cooking the chicken in the oven until it reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

For the dressing: Whisk all ingredients together thoroughly and adjust the sweetness/acidity to your preference by adding more sugar or vinegar.

Assembly: Place a chicken breast on one waffle, drizzle with dressing, add lettuce, and top with a second waffle. Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 servings

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