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Oven-Fried Chicken and Waffles

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time30 minsCook Time36 minsTotal Time1 hr 6 mins

Chicken and Waffles

 2 tbsp Pine nuts (toasted)
 1 tbsp Cornmeal
 ½ tsp Onion powder
 ½ tsp Ground paprika
 ½ tsp Garlic powder
 ½ tsp Black pepper
 ¼ tsp Cayenne pepper
 ½ tsp Dried oregano leaves
 ½ tsp Dried thyme leaves
 1 tsp Sea salt
 ½ tsp Baking powder (gluten-free)
 ¼ cup Almond flower
 ½ cup Coconut flower
 2 tbsp Parmigiano cheese (grated)
 ½ cup Low-fat buttermilk (or 1/2 cup nut milk with 1 tbsp vinegar or lemon juice)
 1 Egg white (2 tbsp)
 4 Chicken breasts (4oz each, boneless, skinless)
 2 tbsp Olive oil
 2 cups Oat flour (grind raw oats in a blender or food processor to make flour — steel-cut oats will provide greater nutritional value)
 2 tbsp Flaxseeds
 ¾ cup Whey protein powder, vanilla flavor
 1 tsp Baking powder, gluten-free
 1 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 tsp Maple extract
 2 cups Almond milk (or milk of choice)
 4 Egg whites (large)
 1 Pinch of sea salt
 12 tsp Pure maple syrup (1 tsp per waffle)

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.


Place pine nuts and cornmeal in food processor (or blender). Cover. Pulse until finely ground.


Combine pine nut mixture, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, salt, baking powder, almond flour, coconut flour, and cheese in a shallow dish. Whisk well. Set aside.


Combine buttermilk and egg white in a shallow dish. Whisk to blend.


Dip each chicken breast into the buttermilk mixture; dredge in pine nut mixture until evenly coated. Set aside.


Heat oil in large, ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant.


Add chicken breasts; cook for 3-4 minutes. Turn chicken.


Place skillet in oven; bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the thickest part of each breast reads 165 degrees F. Set aside.


Preheat waffle iron.


Combine oat flour, flaxseeds, protein powder, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Mix well. Set aside.


Combine vanilla and maple extract with almond milk in a medium bowl. Whisk to blend.


Add the flour mixture to the milk mixture. Whisk gently just until a smooth batter forms.


In a separate bowl, beat egg whites to form soft peaks.


Gently fold in egg whites and salt.


Cook 2/3 cup batter in pre-heated waffle iron, lightly coated with spray, for approximately 3-5 minutes (or according to specifications of your particular model), or until crisp and golden brown.


Place each waffle on a serving plate, top with one chicken breast, drizzle with maple syrup, and ENJOY!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%

Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 77mg26%
Sodium 767mg32%
Total Carbohydrate 30g10%

Dietary Fiber 6g24%
Sugars 7g
Protein 37g74%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.