During the cocktail hour at my friend Lydia's wedding, you could tell which server was carrying out the latest batch of mini chicken and waffles. It was always the one standing two steps out the door, immobilized by a crowd of sticky-fingered wedding guests who couldn't get enough of these crunchy, sweet-and-savory bites.
Thankfully, Lydia was nice enough to share the recipe on her blog Apples & Onions.The appetizer is simple — a nugget of buttermilk fried chicken on a mini waffle topped with a drizzle of maple syrup — but the details are smart, like using chicken thighs to ensure extra juicy nuggets. And the waffles? They're just frozen mini toaster waffles, toasted until brown and crisp. Genius!
• Get the recipe: Mini Chicken n’ Waffle Appetizers - Apples & Onions
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