Paleo Chicken + Waffles

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This place (state of WA) doesn’t do brunch like I am used to. Like, they do breakfast & they think it’s the same thing.

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No, no, honey children. Breakfast = bacon + eggs + coffee. Brunch = an elegant hash + mimosas. There is a clear difference & I feel responsible for educatingΒ the masses.

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We’ve been searching & searching for real brunch near us. Like, I want to wear a cutie sundress & straighten my hair for once, please. I would normally require a patio but unless I want to wear a parka it wouldn’t be that enjoyable.Β After a rigorous google search, we were sold on one with a very specific selling point: bottomless mimosas.

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Of course I was inspired & now have yet another food truck idea. Brunch + mimosas. I come to you in my hot pink food truck with glitter guns on either side & I serve you all of my favorite brunch items (v little egg on the menu, sorry friends it’s heinous). Mimosas out the wazoo. Maybe a mimo bar that I fold out of my truck & you can pick your own juice to add to the bubbles.

^ Consider this patented, too.

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& I do believe chicken + waffles will be my bestseller.


Time: 1 hour + 20 minutes | Serves: 3



  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of olive oil


  • 1 cup of almond meal
  • 1 cup of coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp. of coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of salt
  • 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 2 tbsp. of ghee
  • Coconut oil, for spraying your waffle maker
  • Honey, for serving

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, combine coconut milk + egg
  • In another bowl, combine almond meal + coconut flour + crushed red pepper + S+P
  • Pat chicken dry + sprinkle with S+P
  • Dredge in milk + almond meal mix
  • Lay each thigh on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet
  • Drizzle with olive oil + bake for 40 minutes on one side, then flip + cook for 20 more minutes
  • Meanwhile, heat your waffle maker up
  • Combine dry waffle ingredients + then whisk in wet ingredients
  • Spray waffle maker with coconut oil + pour in some batter, cook until done
  • Repeat until no more batter
  • Serve chicken over waffle + drizzle with honey
  • Chase each bite with a mimosa



20 thoughts on “Paleo Chicken + Waffles

  1. Danika Maia says:

    I can’t believe I’ve still never had chicken and waffles in my life! I know I’d love it since I am a huge fan of the mcgriddle! It looks so good! If I hadn’t literally just eaten half a block of cheese right before I read this I would definitely be in the kitched trying to make some version of this. Right now I have turkey legs and the ingredients to make pancakes… think that would be a hit?

    Danika Maia


    • Rachel says:

      Hahahaha you have so much to still experience! But the classic block of cheese for dinner is still a staple in my home.

      I ALMOST made chicken + pancakes, but I caved & got a waffle maker… Yes it would totes work! Turkey legs would be a nice lil spin.


  2. Collin says:

    Always been wanting to try Chicken and Waffles, but dang, that low carb diet!! lol Loving this post, and you kept me laughing πŸ™‚ Will try! Now I gotta get some champagne for those mimosas. By the way, just saw a great food truck movie with Jon Favereau (sp????) The Chef. Very cute movie. Must see!


    • Rachel says:

      Can’t have chicken + waffles with a mimosa so make sure you have all the ingredients you need! πŸ˜‰ & I’ve heard rave reviews about that movie. Thanks for the reminder – I’ve gotta see it!


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