Chicken and Waffle Wings

Chicken and Waffle DrumsticksIt’s no secret that chicken and waffles taste amazing together, but why should you have to deal with two foods sitting separately side by side when you can just combine them into one delicious handheld snack? That’s the exact question that led me to create these chicken and waffle wings.

The waffle breaded chicken wings were actually amazingly easy to make. I started off by cooking four “drumette” sections of chicken wings and whipping up some waffle batter. Once that was done I simply dunked the wings in the batter and placed them in my waffle iron with the ends of the wings (which I left unbattered so the wings would be easier to pick up and eat) sticking out. After that all you really need to do is drizzle some syrup over them and you’re all set!

If you try making these yourself the one thing you’ll need to be sure of is that you select wings that have a decent amount of meat on them. No one wants to take a bite only to get a mouthful of waffles and barely any chicken. The chicken wings I used were 1/4 of a pound each and I ended up with the perfect chicken to waffle ratio.

You know how back when I made the chocolate covered deep fried Triple Double Oreos I commented that they’d be the perfect food to be sold at state fairs all across the country? Forget about those for a second, because these chicken and waffle wings are what fair goers need to be eating this summer!

32 Comments on Chicken and Waffle Wings

  1. Christina
    January 5, 2012 at 11:36 am (12 years ago)

    This may sound weird, but those are probably the cutest looking wings i’ve ever seen. lol

  2. Mark
    January 5, 2012 at 11:39 am (12 years ago)

    Must. Have. Those. Now.

    • Nick
      January 5, 2012 at 11:50 am (12 years ago)

      That recipe sounds amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try it!

      I actually tried deep frying some chicken wings in a waffle batter, but it didn’t work out so well. I think it might have been because I didn’t let the chicken wings cool enough after cooking them though so I had hot chicken wings coated in a cool batter being dropped into hot oil. I might have to give it another shot with some chicken and gravy balls.

      • twoeightnine
        January 6, 2012 at 12:45 am (12 years ago)

        Fry Brothers Turkey Ranch Restaurant in PA does turkey and waffles and it’s as amazing as you can imagine.

    • The HPDL
      January 9, 2012 at 1:36 pm (12 years ago)


  3. Mark
    January 7, 2012 at 2:16 pm (12 years ago)

    A) this is amazing.
    B) seriously, I want to buy a waffle iron just to make them now.
    D) do you Americans call those chicken parts wings? Only they’re the legs of a chicken. The wings are much smaller. Over here we bizarrely call them drumsticks, but that seems less odd than calling them wings.

    • Nick
      January 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm (12 years ago)

      Thanks! What I used for these was actually the “drumette” portion of the wing. Chicken wings are made up of three portions, the “wingette,” the “drumette” (which look like small drumsticks) and then the wing tip, which is rarely used in wings since it’s so small and barely has any meat.

      A lot of people here still refer to the drumette part of the wing as a drumstick, but for a lot of people the only real drumstick is the actual chicken leg itself.

    • Rodzilla
      January 8, 2012 at 8:04 am (12 years ago)

      Best comment ever.

      Drummette/Drumstick mix-up and a skipped letter C.

      If this was intentional – brilliant.

    • Ryan
      January 21, 2013 at 12:41 am (11 years ago)

      Drumsticks are the leg of a chicken. These are the “drumette”.

      If you were to compare it to a human arm, the “drumette” would be the portion from your shoulder to your elbow. The “wingette” would be from your elbow to your wrist. The “wing tip” would be your hand.

  4. Cooking JJ's Way
    January 8, 2012 at 12:52 pm (12 years ago)

    Now I HAVE to get a waffle maker!!

  5. Mark
    January 8, 2012 at 6:12 pm (12 years ago)

    I wish it was intentional. I’m not sure where my brain was in this, but clearly absent. I now see what you mean by wings, in my head those waffles were massive chicken leg drumsticks, but everything makes much more sense now I’ve realised the scale of it all. I think I thought they were big chicken drumsticks because I was measuring them on the scale of food awesomeness; a scale they completely destroy.

  6. Rodzilla
    January 9, 2012 at 8:16 am (12 years ago)

    Haha, well just think if they were massive waffles on drumsticks..probably even better.

  7. The HPDL
    January 9, 2012 at 1:37 pm (12 years ago)

    This does make sense save platter space!

    • Nick
      January 9, 2012 at 6:07 pm (12 years ago)

      Whoa, those cupcakes look insane!

  8. Kathy Fang
    January 20, 2012 at 2:59 am (12 years ago)

    Looks sooo good. Maybe I’ll take a crack at it.

  9. Jordan Witkov
    February 6, 2012 at 10:04 am (12 years ago)


    I was truly inspired by your creation and used the inspiration for a great Super Bowl snack.

    I took the waffles and made them a little more savory using a chive, Parmesan, and maple batter on a baked wing. I also paired it with a blue cheese maple syrup sauce. (Check it out here: )

    Love your blog.

    • Nick
      February 6, 2012 at 10:14 am (12 years ago)

      Those look awesome! I’ve been meaning to make some again and this time add a nice thick breading to the chicken wings and maybe add bacon or chocolate chips to the waffles, but I still haven’t gotten around to it.

      • Jordan Witkov
        February 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm (12 years ago)

        Glad you approve Nick! I decided to go more of the savory route; the parmesan and chive worked really well.

        I contemplated putting bacon in the batter — fruit could be interesting too. I wonder how the batter would stick to a breaded wing?

        Keep ’em coming.

  10. Waffle Princess Sarah
    May 17, 2012 at 10:42 am (12 years ago)

    Hey Nick! This is such a wonderful idea! I would love to get some advice on execution since I made them once but not very well lolz. Did you start with plain, unseasoned wings? or did you use buffalo breaded/seasoned wings? are those mini-drumsticks or full-sized? please help!

    ~ Waffle Princess Sarah
    Fellow Waffle Fiend

    • Waffle Princess Sarah
      May 17, 2012 at 10:45 am (12 years ago)

      ok, now i feel silly, i just figured out from other people’s comments.. i’ll make something creative this weekend and post a pic! maybe with bacon in the waffle batter… mmmmm…

      • Nick
        May 17, 2012 at 10:48 am (12 years ago)

        I LOVE the bacon idea! I’ve wanted to try that as well, so let me know how they turn out if you make them!

    • Nick
      May 17, 2012 at 10:47 am (12 years ago)

      Thanks! I just used plain, unseasoned wings, and just used the drumette portions, so they’re small drumsticks.

      Since I originally made them I’ve wanted to go back and make another version where there was more breading on the wings, but I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.

  11. patrick
    January 16, 2013 at 7:20 pm (11 years ago)

    Roscoe’s would be proud.

  12. @wifeyworksout
    January 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm (11 years ago)

    #Brilliant. Hello #superbowl party!

  13. sam
    February 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm (11 years ago)

    i tried making these today but when i pressed them in the waffle maker it didnt cook on one side, so then i kept turning the chicken to cook all the sides but then looked like it was wrapped in waffle rather than what yours look like. They were delicious either way but do you have any tips?

    • Nick
      February 1, 2013 at 10:57 pm (11 years ago)

      I let them cook on one side and then flipped them over and let the second side cook.

  14. @JKoebert
    February 7, 2013 at 11:23 am (11 years ago)


  15. Dino
    February 18, 2013 at 8:49 pm (11 years ago)

    Hey Nick!

    I just tried to make them and I only have a Belgian waffle iron, and they failed horribly. The batter just drooped right off the legs and didn’t fully cook, either.

    Any tips?

    • Nick
      February 18, 2013 at 8:53 pm (11 years ago)

      Maybe just put some waffle batter in the iron, put the chicken wing in and then pour some more over the top of the wing.

  16. Scarlett
    March 28, 2013 at 11:43 pm (11 years ago)

    Pair it with Nutella covered bacon, and you have a perfect Dude Foods breakfast 😀


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