Chicken-and-Waffle Nachos


Chicken-and-Waffle Nachos

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    Suitable for a social brunch or a weeknight dinner, these nachos riff on a classic combo using frozen Hy-Vee waffles and heat-and-eat buffalo wings.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    6 slice(s) Hy-Vee Country Smokehouse thick-sliced hickory smoked slab bacon
    1 (12.3-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee frozen buttermilk waffles
    1 (16-oz.) Hy-Vee Kitchen boneless buffalo-style chicken bites, cut up and at room temperature
    4 tbsp. Hy-Vee Hickory House big bad buffalo tangy wing sauce, divided
    1 (8-oz.) pkg. Hy-Vee Monterey jack cheese chunk, shredded
    ⅓ c. Hy-Vee sour cream
    2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee Select 100% maple syrup, plus additional for serving

    Things To Grab

    • 2 large rimmed baking pans
    • Aluminum foil
    • Paper towels
    • Large baking sheet
    • Wire cooling rack
    • Medium bowl


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a large rimmed baking pan with foil; place bacon in a single layer in prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until crisp; drain bacon on paper towels. Meanwhile, place waffles in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Bake waffles for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown; cool on wire rack.

    2. Place oven rack 6 in. from heat. Preheat broiler to HIGH. Chop bacon into bite-size pieces; set aside. Cut each waffle into 4 wedges; set aside. Toss chicken bites in 2 Tbsp. buffalo sauce in a medium bowl.

    3. To assemble, spread waffle pieces in a clean large rimmed baking pan. Top with shredded cheese and chicken mixture. Broil for 4 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted and chicken reaches 165 degrees.

    4. To serve, top with bacon, dollops of sour cream and chives. Drizzle with 3 Tbsp. syrup and remaining 2 Tbsp. buffalo sauce. Serve with additional maple syrup, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    440 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 29g
    • Cholesterol: 70mg
    • Sodium: 1130mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 27g
    • Protein: 19g

    Daily Values

    Iron 15%
    Calcium 35%
    Vitamin D 0%
    Potassium 2%