Published Jun 19th
Chicken in a Waffle
Prep 15m Cook 25m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 6 servings Calories 488.5

Baked chicken nuggets are coated in savory waffle batter and cooked until crisp and golden in a waffle iron. Dip in barbeque sauce or maple syrup and gobble them up!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 24 frozen chicken nuggets
  • cooking spray
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 1 ½ teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 ¾ cups buttermilk
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spread chicken nuggets out on a baking sheet.
  2. 2 Bake nuggets in the preheated oven until hot and crispy, 11 to 13 minutes.
  3. 3 Preheat a waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions and lightly coat with cooking spray.
  4. 4 Whisk flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt, baking soda, black pepper, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Whisk buttermilk, oil, and eggs together in another bowl. Pour buttermilk mixture into flour mixture and stir until batter is just-combined.
  5. 5 Place 1 chicken nugget in the center of each waffle section on the waffle iron. Cover each nugget with about 1 tablespoon of batter, close the waffle iron, and cook until golden and crisp, about 4 minutes. Repeat with remaining nuggets and batter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 488.5
  • Carbohydrate 40.6 g
  • Cholesterol 108.7 mg
  • Fat 27.5 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 19.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.8 g
  • Sodium 1154.5 mg
  • Sugar 4.8 g


  1. It came out pretty good.
  2. I made this very easy but used my 3-in-1 sandwich maker waffle plate and it came out well. I reduced some quantities of the ingredients. for the chicken i mixed the diced chicken with the prepared mixture before cooking so the chicken is embedded in the waffle so I'll call mine the "Secret Chicken Waffles"
  3. hi cooking waffle was did cook
  4. Good stuff! You're supposed to cook the chicken nuggets in the oven before making the waffles. So if your oven is broken and you didn't cook the chicken prior to putting them in the batter and making the waffles, you didn't do the recipe correctly. Should you really be reviewing something you didn't even follow - Read more ...
  5. Meh it is what it is. In my case the oven was broken; and this seemed like a cool idea. It still seems like a cool idea. But in this case the sum is not greater than the parts.
  6. I love the savory waffle recipe. It's very tasty. If you think covering a chicken nugget in it is too outrageous just eat it as a waffle! But pretty good with a chicken nugget inside too!