Sous Chef Sunday: Chicken & Waffle Sliders

Mmm. Chicken, and waffles. Two seemingly unrelated things, but when put together make a food-gasmic combination. The sons, yet again, were skeptical. Four identical sets of little arched eye-brows as I got out just 3 ingredients. When, oh when, will they learn to trust me in the kitchen?! The sons followed the super simple recipe all by themselves, although with supervision since they were using the oven. The older sons can handle it, but Son # 4 gets so excited to be involved in the process, I worry he might forget hot things lead to burned fingers. Each son, in turn, took one tentative bite, and then proceeded to scarf them down. They looked like squirrels packing away food for winter. There was even a brief skirmish over the last two and who deserved them MOST. A chicken and waffle combo may have sounded weird to the more traditional tastes of the Sons, but they all agreed UNANIMOUSLY (might I point out this almost never happens!), that these little suckers are finger-lickin’ good.

Chicken & Waffle Sliders

4 Sons 'R' Us: Chicken & Waffle Sliders

frozen mini waffles, fully toasted
chicken tenders, cooked
{real} maple syrup
toothpicks

Directions

1. Slice your cooked chicken tenders in half. Break your toasted waffles apart.
2. Sandwich one piece of chicken between two cooked waffles. Secure with a toothpick.
3. When all the tenders have been ‘sandwiched’, drizzle them with maple syrup and serve warm.

The World’s Easiest Cheeseburger Sliders

I’m definitely a foodie at heart. I come from a long ling of women who love good food, and I’m pretty sure I’ve done my job of instilling that same feeling in my boys.

While normal sized food is always great, there’s just something about food in miniature that I just can’t help but adore. It’s just so cute and fun.

Not to mention, with four growing boys, two growing teenage boys who inhale food like vacuums, it’s often a whole lot less messy. With those things combined, sliders are a huge hit with this mom.

Still, it was a wee bit time consuming to have to shape each petite patty by hand. Then I stumbled on this genius kitchen life-hack, and BAM! Mind.Blown. This easy cheeseburger sliders recipe, literally, is for making the world’s easiest sliders ever. Ever.

4 Sons 'R' Us: The World's Easiest Cheeseburger Sliders

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5 from 1 vote

Easy Cheeseburger Sliders

All the flavor you love in a full sized cheeseburger, these fun sliders make for perfect finger food that kids love. They're perfect for lunch or dinner, and great for entertaining a crowd especially when grilling season is over.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Sandwich
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 305kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs lean ground sirloin
  • 1/4 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup chopped onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pkg sweet dinner rolls
  • 6 slices cheddar or American cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.  In a bowl, combine beef, bread crumbs, onion, and salt.  Gently press mixture into a 9-by-13-inch pan so that it makes one large patty of even thickness.  Use the tines of a fork to poke holes throughout the meat.  
  • Bake for 30 minutes.  As it bakes, the meat will shrink away from the sides and liquid will accumulate around the edges of pan.When fully cooked, remove the pan from oven (keep oven turned on) and carefully drain off the liquid.
  • Top the meat with an even layer of sliced cheese; return pan to oven for about 2 minutes or until the cheese melts.  Remove from the oven and allow to rest for a few minutes.
  • Cut into 2-inch squares (or the size of the buns used), making 12 mini- hamburgers.  Serve with dill pickle slices and ketchup.

Nutrition

Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 688mg | Potassium: 432mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 208IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 247mg | Iron: 3mg