Short Cut Mini Chicken and Waffles with Pepper Jelly Syrup! A Southern dish turned-finger food, that’s fit for company and a fun party bite!
Mini Chicken and Waffles caught my attention in Southern Living in the holiday party starter section, where they turned classic Southern dishes into adorable finger foods fit for company!
We enjoyed these last year as one of our party bites for New Year’s Eve.
Of course you can make Buttermilk Chicken and Waffles with Peach-Horseradish Maple Syrup, but after all the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I was looking for some short cuts. My version is really complicated be sure you pay close attention to the steps involved. . .
Buy some Eggo Minis and drive thru Chick-fil-A
and order some nuggets or pick up a tray. . . :)
For the syrup I mixed pepper jelly with maple syrup. I didn’t measure, just tasted and mixed until we had the right amount of sweet heat. For a guideline, Southern Living’s recipe for Peach-Horseradish Maple Syrup was 1/4 cup preserves to 1 cup Maple Syrup, but adjust to your taste.
You can get fancy and serve with a party pick,
but these go fast so you’ll want to
order a tray of nuggets! :)
Find more recipes to ring in the New Year, HERE.
You’ll find appetizers, mini desserts and good luck food!
You know I love appys and party food! These sound great Mary and I could even eat them now… at 6AM:@)
I’m having a New Year’s Day brunch and these will be on the menu! Thanks so much, Mary and Happy New year to you!!!
My kind of recipe!!! How fun & How EASY. I love pepper jelly & I love Chick-fil-A, too. Ms. C. might even eat these!!! LOL
Thanks for the idea, Mary
I think I could pull this one off! Looks fun and kid friendly too! Thanks for sharing.
Hi Mary, This is exactly my kind of cooking and a great combination of flavors! We don’t have a Chick-Fil-A here but I’ll find an alternative. Yum, the topping sounds delicious! We love pepper jelly and we certainly do have maple syrup! I want one right now!! Linda
Fun and easy party food! They look beautiful and as though you spent a long time in the kitchen. Look delicious too.
My kind of recipe after cooking for the holidays! And we have a Chick-fil-a just a couple of miles away so it is too convenient. Have a wonderful New Year!
Scary is all I can say! Must be a southern thing;-)
My grandkiddos would LUV this since they luv Chick-fil-A! Who would have thunk it?!? franki
Mary, You are a genius! This is a great idea!
Happy New Year!
Perfect! I’ll be in a hotel room for New Years, and could even to this recipe in the room! Easy! Easy! Easy! Thanks, and Happy New Year!
Mmmary, these sound easy peasy and Chick Fil A is my favorite fast food place. Thanks for the yumminess. xo
These Party bites sounds and looks delicious!
I love everything about this! The freezer section, the Chick-fil-a shortcuts and that syrup. Pinning this one. Happy New Year.
Now this is GREAT!!! How simple could it be??? I love it and will be making these, may even take some to one of the 2 parties we are going to NYE!!! Thanks!!!! Your photo made me think you had spent hours in the kitchen:):) HAPPY new year!!!!!!!!!!!
Whoo! These look sooo good! I LOVE pepper jelly so it has to be good mixed with maple syrup on the chicken and waffles. The peach, horseradish syrup mentioned reminds me a little of Jezebel Sauce. Gotta try your waffles and chicken for our next party. Thanks!
HOLY COW…these sound AMAZING…can’t wait to make them, USING YOUR RECIPE, for NY’s Eve…woo hoo…
Thanks so much….
Oh yum! I am so trying this!
Easy and quick to make… What a great idea for n appetizer…
This is such a great recipe! And sounds soooo easy,I can’t wait to try it out. Thank You!
I pinned this recently, I’ve never had chicken and waffles but am so ready to try it! Especially in an appetizer version~I have never had a tray of Chick Fila nuggets that wasn’t demolished, so of course it would be perfect on Eggo minis with a little drizzle~I’m thinking it would be crazy good for a beach brunch when guests are stirring at different times…fun stuff!
This would be great for New Year’s Day! How did I miss this in Southern Living? :/
I’m making this for Wednesday’s brunch. Everyone will love it!
These look so delicious, and I love how easy they are to make. I only wish we had a Chick-fil-a close enough to pick up some of those nuggets. I need to try some of the copy cat recipes I’ve seen floating around.
I’m visiting you from Marvelous Mondays, and we’d love for you to link up with us at Saturday Night Fever too! The party is still going until Tuesday :)
Just curious if the waffles get hard after sitting out. Trying to do this for a baby shower brunch…
Minis and Chiik fillet… Perfect!