Recipes

Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Meatball and Waffle Bites

The recipe for March is brought to you by Lauren Grier at Climbing Grier Mountain. You may be pleasantly surprised by this delightful combination of sweet and savory....perfect for anytime of the day! Enjoy!
 
Makes 8 Meatballs 
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes 
Ingredients:
for the chicken meatballs:
1 lb ground chicken
1 large egg
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon maple syrup
1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 cups Jackson's Honest Sea Salt Potato Chips, crushed finely
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
Fresh chives, garnish 
for the waffles:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs 
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
Maple syrup, garnish 
Directions:
for the chicken meatballs:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl combine ground chicken, egg, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, panko, salt, and pepper. Form the chicken mixture into eight, one-inch sized meatballs. Next, pour the potato chips into a large bowl. Take a meatball and roll it around in the crushed chips making sure it's evenly coated. Continue the same process with the remaining meatballs. 
Preheat a skillet to medium-high heat and add the olive oil. Add the meatballs (four at a time) to the skillet and brown on both sides. Place the meatballs on a baking sheet sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Repeat process until all meatballs have been browned. Place the meatballs into the oven and bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven and let them cool slightly. 
To serve, take a waffle and place on a serving plate. Top the waffle with the chicken meatball. Garnish top of the chicken meatball with fresh chives and maple syrup. Continue until all meatballs have been used. You will have leftover waffles. 
for the waffles: 
Preheat a waffle iron. In a large bowl combine the first eight ingredients. Add one tablespoon of the waffle batter to the waffle iron. Once the waffle iron says ready, lift the lid, and remove the waffle bite. Place the waffle bite on a baking sheet and place in a 250 degree oven to keep warm. Repeat process until all the waffle batter has been used.