Turn a Southern comfort food into a show-stopping appetizer by topping prepared chicken nuggets on mini waffles, drizzling with maple syrup and sprinkling with rosemary to make Mini Rosemary Chicken and Waffles.

Chicken and waffles are definitely a Southern thing but, I’m not going to lie, until a few years ago, I had never heard of this culinary phenomenon despite my 30+ years growing up in Alabama. Now, it seems that they are popping up on menus everywhere–from uber gourmet to hipster to down home comfort food.

Two-ingredient mini chicken and waffles are a fun, simple, family-favorite appetizer.Click To Tweet

I’ve been to two parties recently that served chicken and waffles as an appetizer and both times I was struck by the simplicity and how people went bananas over it. when thinking about how I often feel so pressed for time when trying to set up a party, I decided I couldn’t pass up a sharing this Southern snack that has just 2 ingredients (of course with a few more if you want to get fancy). This recipe took no time at all to make. I literally baked the frozen organic whole grain chicken nuggets instead of microwaving them (that description makes them sound high class, I know) so they would be crispy and then toasted mini freezer waffles. Now, don’t get me wrong, you can bread your own chicken nuggets and make flavored homemade waffles and the results are likely to be delicious but when you’re in a pinch and want something fun and different, why not try this 2-ingredient recipe?