What’s on my menu for Galentine’s Day? Waffles, of course! But just because breakfast food is the official food of Galentine’s Day, that doesn’t mean you must have a brunch. Why not take your waffles in a different direction?

It’s so easy to make these fun chicken and waffle appetizers. Start with frozen mini waffles and fresh chicken tenders. You can make your own chicken tenders, but I bought these from my favorite neighborhood deli. I chose both regular tenders and buffalo style.

Heat the waffles according to package directions. Cut the pre-made tenders into smaller pieces that will fit onto the mini waffles and heat as well. Place one piece of chicken on each waffle, and drizzle with maple syrup.

I used this delicious one here from Harry & David. It’s so good that I also put out a small bowl filled with the syrup for additional dipping!

Harry & David Maple Syrup

When using the buffalo style tenders, I garnished with bleu cheese crumbles and served a bleu cheese dressing for the dip. A little hot sauce, mine is from the Brooklyn Grange, adds a nice kick to this version.

Waffles can also make a delicious dessert, especially when you start with Belgian Waffles from Wolferman’s.

These waffles come in six divine flavors, and you can mix it up and create your own assortment. And they’re individually packaged so they make a perfect little Galentine’s gift.

Create your own gift card featuring Leslie’s iconic “friends, waffles, work” quote and attach one to each waffle. Fill a pretty basket and let your friends help themselves.

Waffles DIY Gift Tag

Did you know that you can drink your waffles?  Find out how on my Perfect Galentine’s Day Cocktail post!

Check Out the Rest of Julie’s Galentine’s Day Posts:

*How to Throw a Galentine’s Day Party
*The Perfect Galentine Cocktail!
*Volunteering for Galentine’s Day
*Galentine’s Day Crafts & Decor


Julie started her career in the floral industry over 30 years ago in a small, family-owned flower shop. From floral designer to author and lifestyle expert, her insight has been instrumental in developing the 1-800-Flowers.com brand. Representing the company’s floral lifestyle vision, Julie has shared her talent and passion in numerous television appearances and national magazine features. She is an active fundraiser and longtime friend of IGHL, a group dedicated to facilitating a more independent life for developmentally challenged adults.

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