Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe (Chicken and Waffles on a Stick)

This Chicken and Waffles Recipe is such a cute and delicious appetizer. These MINI CHICKEN AND WAFFLES ON A STICK are so fun and perfect for celebrating! Whether its the holidays or game day, these will wow any crowd. I love that these Mini Chicken and Waffles are the perfect size. So delicious with syrup!

Mini Chicken and Waffles on a stick

Chicken and Waffles Recipe – Mini Chicken and Waffles on a Stick

This mini chicken and waffles recipe is a fun twist on a classic dish. Mini waffles and chicken on a stick make a tasty appetizer!

I love this creative Chicken and Waffles Recipe. I can still remember the first time I had chicken and waffles. I was living in Jacksonville, Florida and there were so many good restaurants. Chicken and Waffles are the ultimate brunch recipe…toasty waffles layered with crispy chicken and smothered in syrup. I mean, just describing it makes me hungry and happy.

This Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe is a fun play on a classic southern dish and it is one of my favorite ways to celebrate. These Mini Chicken and Waffles on a Stick are the ultimate way to ring in the New Year, cheer on your favorite team in the big game, or have with friends and family for a Summer BBQ. They are literally a year round favorite!

This Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe is a fun twist on a classic dish. You have to try these Mini Chicken & Waffles on a Stick!

Mini waffles and chicken on a stick, arranged on red and white cloth

Syrup pouring out of blue cup onto stack of cut up waffles

How to Make Chicken and Waffles on a Stick

This Mini Chicken and Waffles recipe was so fun and simple to make. It’s all about basic ingredients with lots of flavor. Chicken, waffles, syrup, voila! Chicken and Waffles on a stick!

We started with a quick and easy batter for the fried chicken, and it’s so much easier than I ever though it could be. Fried chicken has always been a little intimidating…but there’s no reason for all that. If I can do it, you can do it too!

This chicken is juicy, flavorful, and has just the right amount of crunch! And just look at that syrup drip…The more syrup the better if you ask me!!!

See the recipe card below for full instructions on how to make chicken and waffles on a stick

Do You Put Syrup on Chicken and Waffles?

YES! The idea of combining maple syrup with chicken might sound strange to some, but I assure you it is SO DELICIOUS. Traditionally, Chicken and Waffles is eaten with syrup on top (the more, the better). The sweetness of the syrup really brings out the flavors of the chicken and moistens the waffles.

I definitely added plenty of syrup to this Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe. Even on a stick, it still needs syrup. You absolutely have to try it.

Stack of mini waffles slathered in syrup

Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe, arranged on red and white cloth

Mini Chicken and Waffles on a Stick – The Perfect Party Appetizer

Wouldn’t these mini chicken and waffles be so cute to serve at a child’s birthday party or a girls brunch? I’m SO obsessed.

I love the flavor combo of this chicken and waffles recipe. Judging by the way chicken and waffles is popping up on menus left and right, I’d say a lot of other people do too. Have you tried it?! I know it sounds weird to some of you, but give it a chance. It’s so fun and delicious.

We are big fans of this mini chicken and waffles recipe. Plus it’s cute to boot. I love food on a stick! It makes life so much easier.

Close up of chicken and waffles on a stick

Now that you know how to make chicken and waffles on a stick, break out the skillet and fry up some of these babies. These Mini Chicken and Waggles are just too fun.

 

See the recipe card below for details on How to Make this Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe. Enjoy!

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This Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe is such a cute and delicious appetizer. These MINI CHICKEN AND WAFFLES ON A STICK are so fun and perfect for celebrating! Whether its the holidays or game day, these will wow any crowd. I love that these Mini Chicken and Waffles are the perfect size. So delicious with syrup!
Mini Chicken and Waffles on a Stick
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

This Mini Chicken and Waffles Recipe is such a cute and delicious appetizer. These MINI CHICKEN AND WAFFLES ON A STICK are so fun and perfect for celebrating! Whether its the holidays or game day, these will wow any crowd. I love that these Mini Chicken and Waffles are the perfect size. So delicious with syrup!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken and waffles, mini chicken and waffles
Servings: 4
Calories: 531 kcal
Author: Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Ingredients
For the Waffles
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups cultured lowfat buttermilk
  • ¼ cup 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Chicken:
  • Canola Oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4-6 chicken breast tenders skinless & boneless
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground garlic or garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sweet paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup cold soda water *See Note
For Serving:
  • Maple syrup for dipping or drizzling
Instructions
For the Waffles:
  1. Set waffle iron to MEDIUM temperature.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, powdered sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder. Add buttermilk, melted butter, egg whites and vanilla extract. Whisk until smooth.
  3. The waffle iron is hot enough when the waffle iron indicator is red (on my machine anyway).
  4. For a 9-inch waffle maker, use about half of the batter. (Follow the instructions per your waffle maker.) Close the lid and cook until waffle golden brown and still steaming.
  5. Repeat with remaining batter.
For the Chicken:
  1. Place a cooling rack over a baking sheet.
  2. Heat 2 cups of oil in a heavy skillet to 375°F.
  3. Season the chicken, on both sides, with salt & pepper.
  4. In a medium dish, whisk together flour, mustard powder, garlic powder, paprika and soda water.
  5. Dredge the chicken in the batter and let the excess drip off.
  6. Fry until chicken is golden brown on one side then flip the chicken, using tongs, and fry on the other side until it is golden brown and cooked through. Internal temperature should read 160°F. (The chicken breasts will continue to cook after removing from the heat.) Transfer the chicken to the cooling rack to drain.
To Serve:
  1. Cut each waffle square into fourths. Cut each chicken tender into fourths.
  2. Skewer one piece of chicken between two mini waffle squares onto an appetizer skewer.
  3. Serve immediately with a side of maple syrup (or drizzle the syrup over the chicken waffle appetizers).
  4. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

*Note: The cold soda water keeps the batter light and crispy.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Chicken and Waffles on a Stick
Amount Per Serving
Calories 531 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 1466mg 61%
Potassium 551mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 73g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 11.5%
Vitamin C 2.2%
Calcium 18.7%
Iron 19.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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