If you love fluffy waffles, crispy fried chicken, sweet maple syrup and savory bacon, you're going to love this easy recipe for Chicken and Waffle Sliders. These homemade sliders are the definition of mouthwatering!
3Boneless skinless chicken breastscut into 3” pieces
Preheat oven 350F.
Add all purpose flour to a medium mixing bowl. Stir in baking powder. Add eggs, milk, buttermilk, and melted salted butter. Whisk until the batter is smooth. Separate into two bowls. Add paprika and black pepper to one bowl and vanilla extract and brown sugar to the other. Whisk well to combine.
Heat waffle maker. Pour batter into the waffle maker and close. For this, we used a belgion waffle maker, but a mini waffle maker would work as well! Set aside waffles and cover to keep warm. If using a belgium waffle maker cut waffles into 4 sections.
Heat 3” of canola oil in a dutch oven or saucepan to 350*
Cut chicken into 3” pieces. Dip each piece of chicken into the batter with paprika. Carefully add to the hot oil and fry for 4 minutes, flipping halfway if necessary. Set onto a paper towel lined plate to allow excess oil to drip off. *test to be sure internal temp has reached 165*
Cook the bacon and cut into 2” pieces.
Place waffle “buns” into a casserole dish or on top of a baking sheet. Top each waffle with fried chicken and bacon. Cover with waffles to create a slider. Drizzle maple syrup over the top
Place into the oven and bake for 10 minutes.
While sliders are baking, prepare maple ketchup. Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
Remove from heat. Serve warm with maple ketchup and drizzle with maple syrup. Enjoy!