Super Bowl Snacks: Chicken & Waffle Sliders!

Because Super Bowl is an all day affair, why not incorporate some brunch friendly foods into your spread? The perfect mix of savory and sweet, these Gourmet Chicken & Waffle sliders are the perfect addition to your Super Bowl party!

For Chicken:

  • 10 chicken tenders, each cut into 3 or 4 pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup pickle juice/brine
  • Tabasco sauce
  • 1  1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups vegetable oil


Combine the chicken, buttermilk, pickle juice and a few dashes of Tabasco sauce in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, ideally overnight.

In a shallow baking dish, whisk together flour, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, salt, onion powder, and black pepper. Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat.

Working in batches, remove the chicken from the buttermilk, dredge it in the flour mixture, and shake off the excess flour. Place the chicken in the oil, cooking about 5 minutes per side or until the crust is golden and the chicken is cooked through. Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with salt. Set the chicken aside in a warm oven until ready to serve.

For Waffles:

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1  1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • raspberry jam (or pepper jelly) for garnish


In a medium bowl, combine flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda and salt and mix well. Add the milk, vegetable oil, egg, sugar and vanilla and mix well. Let the batter sit for 30 minutes.

Preheat a waffle iron and when the iron is hot, follow the directions on your waffle iron to cook your waffles. Cut into bite sized pieces, top with some raspberry jam, a piece of chicken, and place a toothpick or small skewer through the middle. Keep warm in a warm oven until ready to serve.