Mini Chicken ‘n Waffles
chicken breasts, egg, milk, olive oil, sesame oil, mini waffles, molasses, balsamic vinegar, apple, brie, panko crumbs, Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, chili powder, garlic powder
If you like our regular Chicken ‘n Waffles recipe, you’re going to flip for this fun, slightly altered mini version. Don’t let their size fool you, though. A tiny spin on a Southern classic, these little bites are packed with all the flavors you love.
Try these tasty morsels for your next homegating party or Sunday brunch. They’ll have all your guests singing your praises. Plus, if you make them our way, they’re a teeeeensy bit healthier than your average chicken and waffles. It’s a win-win.
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced
1 egg, beaten
Splash of milk
3 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Whole wheat mini waffles (such as Eggos)*
2 tablespoons molasses
½ cup balsamic vinegar
Sea salt, to taste
Green apple, sliced into small pieces
Brie cheese, cut into bite-size wedges
1 cup panko crumbs
¼ teaspoon sea salt
¼–½ teaspoon Lawry’s Seasoned Salt, or to taste
⅛ teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
For Panko Breading Mixture:
In a small saucepan, combine the molasses, balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of sea salt. Stir well and then let reduce for several minutes over low heat while you cook everything else*.
Mix all the panko breading ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Combine the egg and milk in another bowl. Dunk each chicken breast in the egg before coating completely in the panko crumb mixture. Set chicken aside after breaded.
In a skillet, combine the oils and heat on medium-low. Add the chicken into the skillet and pan fry over medium/medium-high heat, making sure to flip, until both sides are browned and the chicken is cooked through. This will only take a few minutes.
Remove from heat and cut into chunks roughly the size of your waffles.
Warm your waffles, preferably in the toaster or oven so they’re warm but also have a bit of crunch.
Sandwich a piece of chicken between two waffles, top with a slice of apple, a piece of Brie, and drizzle with the molasses-balsamic reduction. Serve and enjoy!
Pro Tip 1:
We prefer whole wheat waffles because of the extra sweetness, nuttiness, and health factor. But you can use whatever type of waffle you like.
Pro Tip 2:
You can also skip the molasses reduction (though...it is pretty damn tasty...) and just use maple syrup.