This Keto Chicken and Waffles recipe is combining the ultimate soul food with comfort food at its finest. This healthier version may be low carb, and gluten free, but it is packed with flavor.
What are chaffles?
Chicken and waffles, or chaffles, is a classic dish with fluffy waffles and tender crispy fried chicken. Typically, this dish is served with traditional maple syrup, but since this is a keto chicken and waffles recipe, I like to serve it with my favorite sugar free pancake syrup. This keto maple syrup goes perfectly on these gluten free waffles. A lot of people like to eat their chicken and waffles with syrup and hot sauce. YUM! If you think that sounds strange, don't knock it until you've tried it. It's seriously the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. You may also hear the term chaffles in reference to the new craze of making cheese waffles. This is actually something I have been doing for years. I simply use my Nut Free Pizza Crust recipe and load it into a waffle iron and it makes the crispiest, cheesiest chaffles you have ever tastes.
Keto fried chicken ... for breakfast?
The beauty about this gluten free chicken and waffles recipe is that you can enjoy it any time of day. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, nothing beats grain free waffles piled high with gluten free fried chicken. Top with a perfectly poached egg, serve with a side of bacon or sausage... it's the perfect meal. To make this keto chicken and waffles recipe gluten free, we used low carb breading substitutions - crushed pork rinds and coconut flour. Some other great keto breading options are grated parmesan cheese, golden flaxseed meal, and blanched almond flour. They can all work to make a deliciously crunchy gluten free, keto-friendly breading mixture. It's really just a matter of personal preference and mixing and matching to figure out the combination that you like best.
Where did chicken and waffles come from?
Chicken and waffles first became popular during the 1930s in America. Jazz clubs would let out very early in the morning, and diners would serve leftover fried chicken from the night before on a stack of fresh waffles. It only took about 90 years later to develop the best keto waffle recipe with keto fried chicken, but here we are. This dish is seriously keto comfort food at it's finest. Whether you are eating it for breakfast, lunch or dinner, it is sure to satisfy.
In addition to these keto chicken and waffles, check out some of my other favorite keto breakfast recipes:
- Ham and Gruyere Cauliflower Waffles
- Nutty Chocolate Keto Granola
- Keto Bagel Breakfast Sandwiches
- Keto French Toast Egg Puffs
- Low Carb Dairy Free Peanut Butter and Jelly PB&J Smoothie
- Low Carb Keto Banana Nut Protein Pancakes
- Low Carb Keto Everything Bagels
- Keto Sausage and Egg Breakfast Sandwich
- Keto White Cheddar Sausage Breakfast Biscuits
- Maple Chicken Breakfast Sausage