-1 Waffle -1/4 cup milk -1 Tablespoon honey or maple syrup, plus more for serving -1 teaspoon seasoned salt, divided -1 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper -1 lb. ground chicken -1 egg -2 cups panko bread crumbs, divided -2 Tablespoons butter, melted
Whisk the milk together with 1 Tablespoon of honey or maple syrup (the syrup will give the balls more of a waffle-reminiscent taste, but I prefer honey), black pepper and 1/2 teaspoon of the seasoned salt. Tear up the waffle and add to the milk. Let soak for 5 minutes. Add the chicken, egg and 3/4 cups of bread crumbs and mix well. Combine the remaining bread crumbs and seasoned salt on a plate. Roll the chicken mixture into Tablespoon-size balls and roll in the bread crumbs. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 425ºF for 25-30 minutes, brushing with melted butter after 20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve warm with honey or maple syrup.