Fried Chicken and Waffle Sandwich Bites

Bite-size bacon, beer and bourbon...how could chicken 'n waffles get any better?

  • Prep Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 16

Ingredients

Bacon

8
slices bacon, cut in half

Spicy Fried Chicken

2
boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 oz each)
1/8
teaspoon salt
Dash freshly ground black pepper
1/2
cup Original Bisquick™ mix
1/2
teaspoon chipotle chile powder
1
egg
2
tablespoons vegetable oil

Maple-Bourbon Butter

1/4
cup butter, softened
2
tablespoons pure maple syrup
2
teaspoons bourbon whiskey

Beer Waffles

1 1/4
cups Original Bisquick™ mix
1
egg
3/4
cup regular or nonalcoholic beer (6 oz)
1
tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 In 12-inch skillet, cook bacon over low heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning occasionally, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Set aside.
  • 2 Between pieces of waxed paper or plastic wrap, place each chicken breast smooth side down; gently pound with flat side of meat mallet or rolling pin until about 1/2 inch thick. Cut into 2-inch pieces. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  • 3 In shallow bowl, mix 1/2 cup Bisquick mix and the chipotle powder. In another bowl, beat egg with fork. Dip chicken into egg mixture; coat with Bisquick mixture.
  • 4 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is golden brown. Meanwhile, in another small bowl, stir together Maple-Bourbon Butter ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  • 5 Heat waffle iron. In medium bowl, stir Beer Waffle ingredients until blended. Pour about 1 tablespoon batter onto center of each quarter of hot waffle iron. Close lid of waffle iron. Bake about 2 minutes or until steaming stops. Carefully remove waffles. Repeat with remaining batter, making 32 small waffles.
  • 6 To assemble: Place waffle section on plate; spread Maple-Bourbon Butter on waffle, top with 1 half slice bacon, 1 piece chicken, and another waffle section.

Expert Tips

Make these cute snacks or appetizers up to 1 day ahead of time and reheat them in the oven at 350°F for about 10 minutes. Spread Maple-Bourbon Butter on waffles, and assemble just before serving.

Beer lovers may want to choose an ale or a more robust beer for these waffles. Those who prefer a milder taste should use light beer.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Sandwich
Calories
160
(
Calories from Fat
90),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
10%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
320mg
320%;
Total Carbohydrate
11g
11%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.