Chicken Tender Waffles


Chicken Tender Waffles

It’s game day, the grill is fired up, and the aroma of barbecue fills the air. As you prepare to indulge in the ultimate game day feast, our Chicken Tender Waffles with a Smoky Southern twist take centre stage, becoming the star of your culinary show.

What sets these Chicken Tender Waffles apart is the journey of flavours they take you on. The smokiness from the grill adds depth to the tender chicken, while the crispy waffles provide the perfect contrast in texture. It’s a harmonious blend that will have your taste buds singing with joy.

But beyond the flavours, there’s a story woven into each bite. It’s the story of gatherings with friends and family, of laughter and shared moments of happiness. These Chicken Tender Waffles become more than just a dish; they become a part of your game day traditions, creating memories that will last a lifetime.

As you embark on this culinary adventure, remember that barbecue is not just about cooking food; it’s about passion and connection. It’s about celebrating the art of grilling and the joy of sharing delicious meals with the ones you love.

So, gather your ingredients, fire up the grill, and let the magic of barbecue take over. With our Chicken Tender Waffles recipe, you’re not just creating a meal – you’re creating an experience. Get ready to savour every moment and make this game day one for the books. Cheers to good food, great company, and unforgettable memories!

Aldergrills Chicken Tender Waffles Recipe

Chicken Tender Waffles

Discover the perfect game day treat with our Chicken Tender Waffles recipe!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Resting Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Appetiser, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 10 +


  • Hark Chubby Smoker
  • Heat Resistant Gloves
  • The MeatStick 4X Set Thermometer
  • Long Tongs
  • Waffle Maker


  • 4 chicken breast sliced into strips
  • salt
  • vegetable Oil for deep frying
  • maple syrup
  • waffle pancake mix

Buttermilk rine

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp sweet Paprika

Seasoned Dredge

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper


  • Get your offset smoker ready by preheating it to a steady 121°C/250°F. Use a mix of charcoal and double-trip split Ironbark Firewood for that perfect smoky flavour.
  • Take your chicken breast, give it a quick rinse, and pat it dry. Place it on a cutting board, slice it into 1-inch thick strips, sprinkle with salt, and set it on a rack.
  • Smoke your chicken tenders at 121°C/250°F for about an hour until they reach that irresistible smokiness. Let them cool for 10 minutes afterward.
  • In a bowl, mix buttermilk, kosher salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and sweet paprika. Submerge your chicken tenders in the brine, cover, and let them marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a Dutch oven to 180°C/350°F. In another bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and spices. Coat each chicken tender in the seasoned flour and fry until golden brown and crispy, about 8-9 minutes.
  • Preheat your waffle maker and prepare the waffle batter according to the package instructions. Cook your waffles to perfection, adding a crispy chicken tender inside each one.
  • Drizzle your Chicken Tender Waffles with maple syrup and serve them hot off the grill. Get ready to indulge in a symphony of flavors and textures that will leave you wanting more!


DARK MEAT 79 174
TURKEY 135 275
DUCK 75 167
COOKED 63 145
Keyword Chicken, Game Day, Low n Slow

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