Marinate or brine chicken in salt, pepper and milk for at least 1 hour, but preferably overnight. Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F.
Mix flour and spices in a medium-sized bowl, then dip a piece of chicken in the flour mixture making sure it is coated on all sides.
Place chicken in the air fryer basket and cook for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through (time depends on your individual air fryer, check to ensure it isn't burnt and internal temperature is 165 degrees F).
Add all waffle ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until combined and batter is smooth.
Preheat waffle maker and once ready, spray with cooking spray. Add about ¼-1/3 cup of waffle mix to the waffle maker and cook until slightly browned on both sides. Continue until all of the mix has been used*
Maple Butter Sauce
Add butter, maple syrup and spices to a small saucepan and heat on medium-low until butter is melted, stirring to combine. Turn off heat.
Serve 1-2 waffles with 1-2 pieces of chicken and pour maple butter sauce on top. Enjoy!
*The waffle mix will make more than the serving size, you can ½ the recipe or freeze leftover waffles.
Air-Fried Hot Chicken & Waffles
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.