The Best Chicken and Waffle Cupcakes

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Yup. You read it correctly. Chicken and Waffle Cupcakes! Salty, savory and sweet all come together for a party in your mouth.

– 3/4 cup room temperature unsalted sweet cream butter – 3 eggs room temperature – 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour – 2 tsp Baking Powder – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar – 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp maple syrup – 1 box of mini waffles – 1 package of popcorn chicken


Frosting Ingredients: – 1 cup room temperature Butter – 3 cup Powdered Sugar – 1 tsp Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp maple extract – 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream

Preheat the oven to 350 and prep your pan. Stir together flour, salt, and baking powder with a wire whisk. Set your dry mix to the side. In another large bowl add your butter and sugar and mix until creamy and fluffy. Add your eggs in, one at a time. Then add in the maple and vanilla and mix until well incorporated.

Add in flour mixture slowly and mix until just combined. Then set this batter to the side. Take your muffin pan and fill each cup about 2/3 full with your batter. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit till cool.

Make your frosting. Toast your waffles until they are lightly crisp. Make a waffle and chicken sandwich by taking two waffle pieces and putting a piece of the popcorn chicken in between and holding them together using a toothpick.

Place your waffle bundle on top of the cupcake and drizzle maple syrup over the top of it.

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