Ever had your heart dead set on an amazing dish, and then realize you are one ingredient short. Not just one ingredient, but the most important ingredient? Yeah, me neither. I actually always have a fully stocked pantry with every ingredient you can get your hands on at anytime.
Yesterday, I grilled the most delicious “beer” butt chicken on the grill. Since, I had most of the chicken remaining, I decided chicken and waffles sounded like the best dinner idea for tonight. One major, major setback. I don’t have a waffle iron. But, I had this deceiving look-alike in my cabinet, and figured due to my desperation, it’ll do.
Most people opt for fried chicken with waffles, but being palea-ish (I always felt like “paleo” was too masculine), grilled chicken is the best option for me. Before, I get the backlash from Paleo peeps, I realize this does have sugar, and spice, and everything nice in this recipe. Just consider it a cheat meal.
Chicken & Waffles with Honey Pecan Pie Coconut Butter (waffles adapted from PaleOMG)
What you need:
Whole Fryer Chicken
1 can of beer, soda, or carbonated beverage
Seasoning of your choice- I used Tony Chachere’s Cajun seasoning
3/4 cup of almond meal
3/4 cup of pecan meal
1/4 cup of almond milk
1 tablespoon of coconut flour
1 tablespoon of raw honey
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of pink sea salt (I #SweatPink all day, err’day)
2 tablespoons of Nikki’s Honey Pecan Pie Coconut Butter
Generously seasoning entire chicken. Stick a can of soda up the bottom end of your chicken and put on covered grill for 2-2 1/2 hours to cook.
Remove from grill and set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and almond milk. Add almond meal, pecan meal, and coconut flour. Add in honey, vanilla, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.
Pour mixture on waffle iron or fancy iron I don’t know the name of. Cook for 4-5 minutes until browned. Remove from waffle iron.
Place waffles on serving plate and top with chicken wings or a few slices of your favorite chicken parts.
Melt coconut butter in microwave for 20 seconds and drizzle on top.