Chicken Waffle Bites with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce

This American classic takes a unique spin with the addition of sweet and spicy Thai flavours. Served in bite sized pieces, these waffles are the perfect addition to any holiday or brunch appetizer platter.
Serves: 12
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 16 min

Ingredients

Chicken Waffle Bites

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed to bite-size
1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 egg
1 tbsp oil
1 cup coleslaw for garnish
1 green onion, thinly sliced for garnish
1 tbsp sesame seeds for garnish

Thai Sauce

2 garlic cloves, minced
3 hot red peppers, deveined and seeded
1/2 cup honey
2 tbsp vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp cornstarch

Waffle Batter

2 cups flour
2 egg
4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup oil

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. In a small bowl blend flour, salt and pepper. In another small bowl, whisk the egg. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a medium skillet on medium-high heat. Dredge the cubed raw chicken in the flour, dip in the egg then again in the flour before placing in the hot skillet. Cook for 16 minutes and flip halfway. Remove fried chicken, setting aside to cool.

  2. In a medium bowl, place dry waffle ingredients followed by the remaining wet ingredients, mixing thoroughly with a whisk. On a hot waffle griddle, pour 1 tbsp of waffle batter for each waffle. Continue until you have cooked all 24 until golden brown, approximately 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  3. In a small saucepan, place all thai sauce ingredients, whisking to a boil before reducing to a simmer for 10 minutes. Pour sauce into a mason jar and set aside for assembly.

  4. To assemble, layer in order: a small amount of coleslaw, a cube of cooked chicken, drizzle thai sauce over each waffle bite and sprinkle a few slivers of green onion and a small amount of sesame seeds to top it off.

Helpful Tip

Any remaining waffle mixture can be stored covered up to a week in the refrigerator. Any remaining Thai Sweet Chili Sauce can be stored sealed in the refrigerator for up to 3 months. Serves 12 with 2 bites per serving.

Nutrition Info

Per 2 bites serving Amount
Calories283
Protein8g g
Fat10.4g g
Saturated Fat1.8g g
Carbohydrate39.7g g
Fibre1.8g g
Sugar17.5g g
Cholesterol57.1mg mg
Sodium530.4mg mg
Per 2 bites serving % Daily Value
Calcium18%
Iron6%
Vitamin A10%
Vitamin C68%