Paleo Chicken and Waffles

 
If you’ve been on a diet anytime in your life, you know that once you start the diet, you start craving the fattiest unhealthiest foods. Luckily, there are ways to satisfy those cravings without sacrificing the calories! This is another Paleo, gluten-free recipe that transforms a popular favorite into a healthy one. Paleo oven fried chicken over waffles can now be a part of your menu and it’s just as delicious as the original dish!
 
paleo chicken and waffles
 
paleo chicken and waffles
 
paleo chicken and waffles
Paleo chicken and waffles
Serves 4
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Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
523 calories
47 g
142 g
28 g
24 g
5 g
172 g
1933 g
0 g
0 g
22 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
172g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 523
Calories from Fat 238
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g
43%
Saturated Fat 5g
23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 16g
Cholesterol 142mg
47%
Sodium 1933mg
81%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 0g
Protein 24g
Vitamin A
12%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
12%
Iron
14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 # chicken breast, skinless
  2. 2 1/4 cup almond flour
  3. 1 tbsp kosher salt
  4. 1 tsp black pepper
  5. 1/2 tsp cayenne
  6. 1 tsp paprika
  7. 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  8. 1 tsp garlic powder
  9. 1 tsp onion powder
  10. 2 eggs, beaten
  11. 1/8 cup plain almond milk
  12. coconut spray
  13. Paleo Waffles
Adapted from Everydaymaven
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Adapted from Everydaymaven
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**Helpful tips and common mistakes

I’ve tried making oven fried chicken before but the chicken was never crispy enough. The bottom of the chicken that was touching the tray would become soggy and make the coating come right off. This method is the most successful method I’ve tried so far, yielding what fried chicken should: a crispy golden exterior with a moist interior. 
 
There are several tricks to make a great oven fried chicken. First is to use a wire rack. This is very important as this prevents the bottom of the chicken from getting soggy. The juices that come out as the chicken cooks drips to the bottom rather than surrounding the chicken. 
 
The next trick is to spray the chicken, wire rack and baking sheet with coconut spray. You can also use an olive oil mister if you prefer. The spray acts as the oil and helps make the coating on the chicken crisp up. 
 
If you don’t mind dark meat, chicken thighs are also a great choice. You can also keep the skin on, which will make the chicken have an even crispier exterior!
 
When coating the chicken with the almond flour mixture, you want to sprinkle on the dry mix instead of dredging the chicken. The almond meal tends to clump up when it becomes wet so to prevent this, simply sprinkle a generous amount on each chicken using another tray. 
 
paleo chicken and waffles
 
I enjoyed my chicken and waffles with a little drizzle of honey to add some sweetness. You can also make gravy to complete the meal! I was very pleased with the outcome as the meat was so tender and juicy while the outside was nice and crispy. The Paleo waffles are slightly sweet from the apple and banana and paired wonderfully with the chicken. Success!
 
paleo chicken and waffles
 
paleo chicken and waffles
 
 Looking for someone to come to your house and prepare these dishes for you? It is possible! If you are in Los Angeles and looking for a private chef, please feel free to contact me. For more information, visit Private Kitchen Los Angeles
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  1. I agree. The BEST EVER WAFFLES! I usually hate waffles, but these were crispy, light, and delicious. And it was easy to mix up. This was a print worthy recipe that I will keep in my personal favorite recipe collection. 

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