Chicken Nugget ‘n Waffle Cupcakes

Chicken Nugget ‘n Waffle Cupcakes


OOO-wee, honey! Chicken and waffles never tasted so good — together! Dripping with honey and love, you gotta give ’em a try.

So, here’s the thing. Are you ready for the behind-the-scenes dirt from the Tablespoon table? Here goes…when the editors suggested this recipe for May’s lineup, I cringed my nose. I was, like, all you want me to bake a chicken nugget in waffle batter? Like, whaat?

They, being the gentle and eternally fierce foodies they are, insisted it could be a thing. So, I resigned myself to their whims, and figured I’d try it. At least I could tell them I tried when I returned later to admit defeat.

I gathered the ingredients and got all ready-like in the kitchen. A plop of butter and honey seemed just about right, so plop-plop…into the mini muffin tins they went. A little batter. A chicken nugget. And eight minutes later, out they came.

And…oh. My. Gracious. They were perfect.

A hint of honey buttery gooeyness at the bottom. Just enough barely-sweet waffle batter around the chicken nugget. I slathered the lot with honey and devoured theentirebatch.

You have to try these. I am not kidding. They taste like those little morning chicken-and-honey rolls you pay five bucks for at that fast food chicken joint down the road. They taste like grandma’s kitchen. They taste like a southern kiss.

Chicken Nugget
And they’re so easy to make! Let’s get you some Chicken Nugget ‘n Waffle Cupcakes, shall we?

  • Start with these ingredients. Just these. Told ya they was easy!
  • Now plop, drizzle, pour, and kerplunk. Once you’ve finished that, you’re ready to bake!
  • This is what your little chicken and waffle bites look like once baked.
  • And this is what they look like whence you pull them from the pan. They look a little lonely, don’t they? Let’s add a little sumpin’ sumpin’…
  • Oh, honey! You know it. Honey, honey, honey, honey, honey. Life is golden.
  • Fingers in, mouths open, it’s time to indulge yourself, chicken nugget ‘n waffle style!
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Chicken Nugget ‘n Waffle Cupcakes


6 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup honey
1 (5.1 ounce) container Shake ‘n Pour Bisquick
24 frozen breaded chicken breast chunks


  1. Slice butter into six 1-tablespoon slices, then cut each slice into four small cubes. Place one cube in the bottom of each mini muffin cup in a nonstick mini muffin tin. (Note: if using a standard muffin tin, spray with nonstick baking spray before adding the butter). Drizzle 1/2 teaspoon of honey over the butter in each cup.
  2. Add 2/3 cup of water to the BisquickShake ‘N Pour container. Shake. Pour just enough batter in each muffin cup to fill the muffin cup 3/4 of the way with batter.
  3. Press a breaded chicken chunk into the center of the batter in each muffin cup.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 9-13 minutes, or just until the edges of the waffle batter begin to turn light, golden brown. Remove muffins from each cup immediately by running a knife gently around the edges, the lifting off to a serving plate.
  5. Serve with remaining honey for dipping. Enjoy!

Recipe and Photo credit:tablespoon / CC BY-NC-ND

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