mini chicken + waffles

now that you’re hopefully in eat everything mode for the holidays — i wanted to share an appetizer recipe that is SO easy and quick, and perfect for any holiday party you might be throwing or attending, especially because you don’t need any fresh ingredients.

we had a very similar hors d’oeuvre served at our wedding and people went CRAZY for it. so i wanted to make my own much simpler version. this is also my second attempt since the wedding, and i learned from some mistakes so this is my best version for you guys.

mini chicken and waffles
frozen chicken
mini toaster waffles
maple syrup
sea salt
herbs de provence

01. cook the chicken according the packages directions. we used orange chicken without the sauce, because one of the lessons i learned from my first attempt was the frozen popcorn chicken i bought was shit. it wasn’t browned all the way around and it didn’t have a nice crunchy batter like the orange chicken does. so i recommend orange chicken!

02. toast the waffles once the chicken has just a couple minutes left.

03. assemble. that means put the chicken on top of the waffle, and stick a toothpick through. you knew that.

04. liberally sprinkle salt, and MUCH more liberally sprinkle the herbs de provence. because this was my second lesson : the first batch was a little bland. i am a huge advocate of herbs de provence. i put it on almost everything. and i swear it made such a difference with these.

05. drizzle the syrup on top and you’re ready to serve! told you that was easy.

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  1. This looks so delicious + easy enough for me! I’m gonna try this!

    1. I have a mini waffle iron. I ‘m going to make these! GreT idea for an appetizer or breakfast!

  2. These look so so amazing! I have to hold myself back from making at 10 o’clock at night!!

  3. These are soooo cute! Definitely have to try them!

  4. Oh my goodness! This beyond cute! My nephew loves chicken & waffles, I think this would be a better idea for his little hands! 🙂

  5. What orange chicken did you use?

    1. rachel rose says:

      to me, it looks like trader joes orange chx?

  6. erin smith says:

    Do these taste good at room temperature? I wont be able to reheat then when i take them to my event.

  7. Catherine says:

    What an awesome idea! I’m hosting gameday brunch…will use Chick-fil-a nuggets and mini eggos. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I’m making with Trader Joe’s orange chicken & organic maple syrup as one of several foods on my brunch menu…yum yum

  9. Joan Baumbach says:

    Do you just buy the mini waffles? They look delicious!

  10. Sandi Turner says:

    Love your ideas for party bites! Would love them even more if you could tell us how many appetizers your recipe makes ?

  11. John Bowen says:

    Did you use dried herbs de Provence on the mini chicken and waffles?

  12. what herbs did you use

  13. FYI-I tried to pin these to my board, but it says they can’t fetch the image.

  14. Hi! How do you keep them warm? Do waffles get soggy? Trying to figure how well they keep for grad party 🙂

    1. Molly Madfis says:

      if you crisp them up a little extra bit it helps!

      1. Christine Pavlica says:

        Feeding 80 people for baby shower. Do you think if we serve on flat electric grill on warm setting they would stay crisp?