Easy-Peasy Chicken & Waffles Sliders

|

What’s Inside: A bite-sized version of a Southern classic, these Chicken & Waffles Sliders are finger-licking good!

 

Chicken & waffle sliders in baking dish

Easy Chicken & Waffles Sliders

Chicken & Waffles is one of my favorite flavor combinations – it is the best combination of savory and sweet, especially with well-seasoned chicken. Plus, it’s one of those special dishes that you can eat any time of day: breakfast, lunch, snack, or dinner!

I wanted to come up with a low-prep party version that wouldn’t require making fried chicken or waffles from scratch, but would still be fun and delicious. These quick and easy Chicken & Waffles Sliders fit the bill perfectly!

Now, I have an amazing Copycat KFC recipe on my other site that is perfect if you don’t mind working for your chicken and waffles or would prefer from-scratch breaded chicken, but on this particular day, I just wanted to take it nice and easy.

Using premade chicken nuggets and mini waffles, this easy party appetizer comes together quickly — ready from start to finish in 20 minutes or less.

It’s a perfect kids’ kitchen recipe — they can help make it for a party, a playdate, or just family movie night. (I would just let the chicken nuggets cool a bit before having the kids assemble the sliders.)

We hope you love this fun twist on a Southern food favorite just as much as we do!

— Jennifer

close up of fried chicken & waffle slider

Make School Lunches a Hit with Chicken & Waffle Sliders!

These Chicken & Waffle Sliders would also make a cute lunch box idea, with the maple syrup or a honey dijon packaged in a small sauce container on the side.

TIP: A bento lunchbox, like our fav YumBox is also a clever mess-free way to pack Chicken & Waffles Sliders for your kid’s lunch!

waffle sliders with syrup in pan

Chicken and Waffles Sliders Ingredients

  • 12 chicken nuggets
  • 6 mini waffle sheets (4 each)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

Note: Keep reading for full step-by-step instructions and prep tips, or scroll to the bottom of the post for the printable version of this recipe.

chicken & mini waffles in baking dish

How to Make Mini Chicken & Waffles Bites

We love this easy appetizer recipe because it’s ready in less than 20 minutes with our simple time-saving shortcuts! And it’s always a hit with the kids (and grown-ups!)

Here’s how to make ’em:

Cook your chicken nuggets according to package directions. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

While the chicken nuggets are cooling off, toast your mini waffles according to the directions on box.

close up of fried chicken on mini waffle

When the chicken and waffles are cool enough to handle, get the kids involved by inviting them to help create “sandwiches” of the chicken and waffles.

Serve with maple syrup for a truly salty-and-sweet flavor combination. Drizzle on top or serve on the side.

If serving as a party appetizer, use toothpicks to hold the sliders together for easier grabbing.

TIP: you can also spread maple butter or honey dijon on the mini waffles prior to assembling your sliders for a less messy dining experience.

Be sure to save & share this Chicken and Waffles Sliders recipe on Pinterest:

A bite-sized version of a Southern classic, these Chicken & Waffles Sliders are finger-licking good! Perfect for breakfast, lunch, dinner...anytime!

Grab your free printable for our Chicken & Waffle Sliders recipe:

Easy-Peasy Chicken & Waffles Sliders

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 sliders

Serving Size: 1 slider

Easy-Peasy Chicken & Waffles Sliders

A fun twist on a Southern food classic!

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken nuggets
  • 6 mini waffle sheets (4 each)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Cook your chicken nuggets according to package directions.
  2. When they are cooked and cooling off, toast your mini waffles.
  3. Have the kids help create "sandwiches" of the chicken and waffles. If serving, use toothpicks to hold the sliders together.
  4. Serve with maple syrup for a truly salty-and-sweet flavor combination.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by Yummly Rich Recipes
https://www.inthekidskitchen.com/chicken-waffles-sliders/

waffles & syrup with fried chicken tenders

Are you a salty-sweet fan? If you’ve never had chicken & waffles, you need to make this recipe so you can know what you’ve been missing. (And if you’ve had them before, why are you still reading this? Get making!)

More of our favorite creative kid’s lunch ideas:

Who says school lunches have to be boring? These are a couple of our favorite ideas to tuck inside a lunchbox:

For more delicious and easy lunch box ideas, check out our  Back to School Chalkboard Cupcakes or our pepperoni & cheese pizza muffins recipe.

Eat pizza anytime anywhere with mess-free Pepperoni & Cheese Pizza Muffins! A fun recipe to make with kids as a snack, appetizer, dinner, party food & more!

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *