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Bite size finger food is always great at a party and these chicken and waffle bites fit that bill.  Not only are they tasty little bites, they’re also SOOO easy to make.  

Chicken and Waffle Bites

The “Big Game” is coming in up this weekend.  Are you planning a party or maybe you’re going to a party?  Either way, you’re going to need some appetizers and these chicken and waffle bites are an awesome choice.

I mean, come on, you’ve got juicy little bites of breaded chicken on top of crispy little waffles.  Then it’s all drizzled with maple syrup for the perfect crispy, sweet and savory experience.  

And all of that, my friends, comes to you in one little bite size morsel of goodness.  What’s not to love about that?

Chicken and Waffle Bites

What I really love is these chicken and waffle bites can be made ahead of time.  You can make the chicken several day ahead of time and  either freeze or refrigerate them.  On the day of the party,  reheat them before you’re ready to assemble these tasty bites.

Chicken and Waffle Bites Or, if you prefer, you can make them completely the day of, shortly before your party.  If necessary,  reheat them for about 5-10 minutes in the oven right before serving. When you’re ready to serve, drizzle them with the maple syrup.

Not only are these little bites tasty, they’re also fun.  Just look at how cute they are!  Your guests are sure to love them.

Chicken and Waffle Bites

What do you need to know to make chicken and waffle bites?

  • If you want to make the chicken nuggets ahead of time, they can be frozen or refrigerated and reheated when you’re ready to serve them.
  • You can use any syrup you like, but I suggest real maple syrup because of it’s richer flavor.
  • If you’re really pressed for time, you can substitute your favorite frozen chicken nuggets in place of homemade.
Yield: Approximately 20 waffles

Chicken and Waffle Bites

Chicken and Waffle Bites

Bite size finger food is always great at a party and these chicken and waffle bites fit that bill.  Not only are they tasty little bites, they're also SOOO easy to make. 

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes


  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • few dashes hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup plain panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • frozen mini waffles
  • maple syrup


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut chicken breasts into chunks, making sure they're small enough to fit on top of the waffles.

In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and hot sauce.

Place flour and panko in separate shallow bowls, as well.

Coat chicken pieces first in flour, then egg and finally panko.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add chicken and saute for 3-4 minutes per side until cooked through and golden brown.

Put waffles on a baking sheet and toast in preheated oven for 5 minutes.

Top waffles with chicken and drizzle with maple syrup.


You can make the chicken ahead of time and freeze or refrigerate. Reheat in 425 degree oven for about 10 minutes if refrigerated, or 12-15 from frozen before topping the toasted waffles.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 218



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Wednesday 3rd of February 2016

This is the cutest! A classic combo made small is genius!


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Thanks Mary!

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