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October 9, 2019

The Crispiest Chicken and Waffle Bites

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Pop quiz: Which appetizer will have your guests buzzing for days: (A) jalapeño poppers, (B) pigs in a blanket or (C) bite-sized chicken and waffles? The answer is definitely C. Jalapeño poppers are great and all, but we’ve been there and done that. Pigs in a blanket? Yawn. You need something that’s going to elevate your appetizer game to expert level. Like, an epic upgrade on chicken & waffles. Ladies and gentlemen, these bite-sized nuggets of hot, crisp, sweet and salty will hit your taste buds in all the right places. Not to mention how simple they are to put together this up coming holiday season.

I don’t know about you all, but it has been a whirlwind between the beginning of August to now. Summer has officially ended, and we’re about to kick off holiday party season soon. This year, I only have super simple recipes on my radar. Luckily this recipe is simple enough, and all you have to do is fry up some crunchy chicken nuggets, top onto toasted mini waffles and drizzle with maple syrup. With a skewer in each bite, they turn into an appetizer perfect for grabbing and grazing.

I suggest making these chicken and waffle bites for a party where you need hearty snacks or heavy hors d’oeuvres. These are the perfect balance of protein/fat/carb and you could make a meal of these, which is great for hungry guests.

I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. The key to making the crispiest fried chicken with an airy texture, is to use Argo® Corn Starch. The ‘secret ingredient’ is arguably the most important part of any recipe. It’s what sets your recipe apart from others and makes it a success. Argo® is the secret ingredient you’ve been looking for – bringing endless possibilities to the table and providing a worry-free solution to thicken, adjust texture and elevate your cooking and baking.

From crispy chicken to thick gravy and sidewalk chalk to slime, Argo allows you to easily deliver delicious dishes and fun activities your whole family will love. When most people think of using corn starch for a recipe, it’s to thicken sauces and soups. When used in your batter to fry chicken it will leave you with an audible crunchy and beautiful browned exterior while sealing in the juices of the chicken.  I choose Argo® Corn Starch because it is the leading corn starch brand with over 100 years of quality and trust over multiple generations. To purchase this fantastic product and view even more recipes, visit Argo® Corn Starch .

Ingredients:

4 skinless boneless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces

1 (10.75 oz can) condensed cream of chicken soup

1 egg

salt to taste

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/2 cup Argo® Corn Starch​

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon paprika

Oil for frying

1 box miniature frozen waffles

Maple syrup for dipping

Directions:

  1. In a shallow dish or bowl combine the soup, egg and seasoning salt (be careful, as soup is already salted); mix together. Dip chicken in mixture and turn to coat completely. Set aside.
  2. In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, Argo® Corn Starch​, garlic powder, paprika, salt and pepper. One at a time, place chicken pieces in bag, seal and shake to coat. Add more flour and/or cornstarch as necessary, but add them in equal parts (there should be an equal amount of each in the mixture).
  3. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Be sure to use enough oil to cover chicken pieces.
  4. Place coated chicken on a platter and allow to sit until it becomes doughy (this is critical, to ensure crispiness when fried). Once chicken is doughy, test oil by dropping a piece of the “dough” into it; the oil is ready when it starts to fry immediately.
  5. Fry chicken pieces in oil for about 7 to 10 minutes each, or until cooked through and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels and serve.
  6. Toast the waffles. Add a piece of chicken on top of each mini waffle and secure with a tooth pick. Drizzle with maple syrup if eating immediately or use the maple syrup like a dipping sauce.

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