Fried Chicken & Waffles
Chicken and waffles was a meal I ordered once in a blue moon because it always felt gluttonous and unhealthy. A "normal" standard American Diet version of this meal easily boasts 306 grams of carbohydrates and upwards of 123 grams of sugar; not even counting the sugar and carbs from any syrup you'd slather on top--YIKES!! (These nutrition facts I pulled from a popular restaurant's chicken and waffle menu version, eek!)
My keto version is about 6 grams of net carbs for an ENTIRE SERVING (2 pieces of chicken and 2 waffles PLUS keto maple syrup!) I no longer feel guilty eating this meal and neither should you. It's also become a favorite in my household with my kids.
I also opted to use my Cosori air fryer to cut out any further polyunsaturated fats that would have been used if I deep fried the chicken. More on polyunsaturated fats and MegaTrans fats in a separate blog post. For now, know that the air fryer option still produces a crispy crust while keeping the inside moist and flavorful. Bon appetite!
2-3 pounds skinless chicken thighs
3 cups pork pankos (pork rind "bread" crumbs)
1 cup shredded parmesan
1 cup almond flour
3 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon Pink Himalayan sea salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
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Hi! I'm Arlene – wife, mother of 3, entrepreneur and keto foodie. I love to make, share and try different, delicious keto food recipes that are easy to make and most-importantly kid-friendly. Life is hard as it is, feeding our families should be easy, fun and nutritious.