Appetizers & Sides

Spicy Chicken & Waffle Bites

Spicy Chicken & Waffle Bites

Serves: 3 - 5 Prep Time: 15 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 Minutes



Preheat oven to 425° F. Spread frozen nuggets in a single layer on a baking sheet. Place on center rack of oven and begin baking for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, for extra color, heat and crunch, trim the top off of 2 jalapenos. Using a sharp paring knife, core the inside of the pepper to remove seeds. Dispose the seeds. Slice the peppers in half lengthwise then slice into long thin strips. Slice across the strips for a small dice. Set aside.

Remove nugget tray from oven, flip nuggets and return to oven to cook an additional 10 minutes or to an internal temperature of 175°F to 180°F.

In a small saucepan, add entire bottle of chili sauce. Heat on low, stirring occasionally about 2-3 minutes or until warmed. Remove pan from heat and set aside.

While the chicken nuggets are finishing up cooking, place waffles directly onto the oven rack and heat for 2-3 minutes or until hot, crispy and golden brown.

Remove chicken and waffles from oven and let stand 1 minute. Slice the waffles into quarters, and begin assembling. Place one nugget on top of one waffle wedge, then spoon warmed chili sauce over the top of the chicken. Sprinkle with diced jalapeno then top with another waffle wedge. Secure with toothpicks if desired. Place finished sandwich bites onto a platter and serve!

Tags: Big Game, Chicken, Crunchy, Mini, Savory, Spicy,