Keto Chicken and Waffles

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Looking for a low carb, keto breakfast? Keto chicken and waffles at your rescue! Made in less than 30 minutes with just a few ingredients, this recipe is going to make your day if you are missing crispy fried chicken and waffles dredged in maple syrup.

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Keto Chicken Chaffle Ingredients

Panko Coating Ingredients

Keto Chicken and Waffles Directions

  • Keto Chicken and Waffles
  • Low Carb Fried Chicken and Waffles Recipe

    chicken chaffled covered in coating and syrup

    Made with cheese, egg  and chicken, this keto chaffle recipe is a great way to start your day. Everyone will wake up to the mouthwatering aroma of chicken fried waffles. The vivid colors of the keto chicken fried waffles will brighten up your day like anything. This is the perfect combination of chicken and maple syrup that you will love to sink your teeth in.  The bold flavors of cheese along with a tinge of sweetness from the maple syrup is just spectacular. The ground pork rinds create a crispy outer coating similar to fried chicken.

    Keto chicken and waffles are a low carb easy breakfast to make. In less than half an hour, you will have this delicious breakfast ready! But you don’t just have to eat these at breakfast, like traditional chicken and waffles, you can enjoy these any time of day! Just serve with a side of crispy bacon.

    two chicken fried waffles on a plate

    What Is a Chaffle?

    If you have never tried a chaffle, you’re missing out big time! A chaffle is basically a waffle, made with cheese and egg. The combo of almond flour and baking powder adds a little fluff to the waffle, making it even more delicious. The combination of all these ingredients make a keto waffle that tastes and looks like waffle! That’s my basic keto waffle recipe but you can get creative with the ingredients just like this chaffle recipe. There are many options for making sweet and savory waffles.

    Once substitution you could make for the basic chaffle and for this low carb waffle recipe as well is to use coconut flour instead of almond flour. If you want to sub out the almond flour just use 2 teaspoons of coconut flour.

    Origin of Chicken and Waffles

    This phenomenal recipe is a gift of the past. Back in the 1910s, many restaurants in Chicago and California would serve this dish. This recipe has roots in Southern cooking.

    This recipe picked up in the 1930s during the time of the Harlem Renaissance. At the Wells Supper Club, the musicians would enjoy this delicious keto chicken and waffles breakfast and it would keep them full for the day.

    Traditionally, fried chicken and waffles are a high carb comfort food dish. The breading on the chicken is coated with flour and the waffles are made with flour as well. Luckily, you can easily turn this classic Southern recipe into a keto version.

    So, this chicken almond flour waffle recipe is the perfect combination of everything. It is keto, low in carbs, keeps you satisfied, and it is also incredibly delicious!

    two crispy coated wafles with butter and maple syrup

    How to Make a Chicken Fried Chaffle?

    This is a very simple recipe to make. All you have to do is mix all the ingredients in a bowl (egg, cheese, chicken, almond flour) and pour the mixture into the waffle maker. Let it cook for a few minutes in your waffle iron before you take it out.

    Then, dip the chaffle in an egg wash and pork rind mixture. This adds a delectable crisp to the recipe when you fry it in oil. Once the waffles get the delicious golden-brown color, it means that they’re ready! Spread on some butter on top and drizzle some ChocZero Maple Syrup or your favorite sugar free syrup on top.

    Canned Chicken

    This recipe features canned chicken. If you want, you can use ground or cooked shredded chicken as well. It is a good idea to use boneless chicken thighs because they turn out to be very juicy and absorb the flavors. Just make sure that you shred the chicken in a food processor before you add it to this recipe.

    If you are going to use chicken thighs or chicken tenders, you can take it a step further and brine your chicken. Brining the chicken before using it adds a burst of flavor and makes the chicken very juicy. You can use anything to brine the chicken, including buttermilk brine or sour milk. Then shred your chicken and continue on with the steps of this recipe.

    two waffles on a plate covered in syrup with a bottle of syrup next to it

    The Crispy Crust

    Now, let’s come to the crust – the real thing. You got to a have a crispy coating on this chicken fried waffle!  To achieve the perfect breading to our chicken, we use pork panko and egg to coat the waffle. Pork panko is naturally crunchy, so coating our waffle with it is the best way to get that fried chicken effect. The best thing about the crust is that it is not heavy or over the top. It is light but still makes the recipe fulfilling.

    You can also add an assortment of spices to make it flavorful. Pepper, onion and garlic powder are great options to season the crust.

    If you don’t want to use ground pork rinds for the crust, you can use a combination of almond flour and parmesan cheese. That will give a crispy crust as well. Another option is to try unflavored protein powder.

    Sugar Free Syrup

    Now, let’s talk about the real secret of our recipe: sugar free maple syrup. Waffles are incomplete without maple syrup. Usually, when you hear the word maple syrup, you might think of carbs and calories. But not anymore! Thanks to the ChocZero sugar-free maple syrup!

    This sugar-free syrup adds a nice underlying sweetness to the recipe, without being too overbearing. You can experiment with the amount of syrup you add according to your own preferences.

    crispy waffles on a plate with coffee and syrup next to it

    Waffle Toppings

    Now, let’s talk about experiments! There are many different toppings that you can try with your keto chaffle recipe.

    Besides sugar-free syrup, there are other toppings that you can add to your chicken and waffles. If you want, you can also add a punch of sweetness to the recipe. Strawberries, black berries, blueberries and raspberries taste great with the chaffles. They also add a punch of nutrients to the recipe.

    Many people also like almond butter or whipped cream with their chicken fried chaffles. If you want to get a little fancier, try cream cheese with chaffles. It adds more richness to your recipe, making it even more amazing!

    Nutritional information & Macros

    Nutrition Information

    Keto Chicken and Waffles

    Servings: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 547
    Fat 36g
    Protein 48g
    Total Carbs 19g
    Net Carbs 3.5g

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    1. The ingredients list doesn’t list the ground pork panko or avocado oil that the directions reference. Just wondering what the quantity is for these ingredients?

      1. Thanks for letting me know. I fixed the pork panko ingredient. For the avocado oil, it depends on how big your skillet is. You just want to add enough to cover the chaffle halfway.

    2. Do you have macros for us? They were delicious! We used protein powder instead of pork panko but it shouldn’t change the macros should it?

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