A delicious twist on the traditional dish, this recipe combines crispy chicken, fluffy mashed-potato waffles, and a spicy-sweet syrup.
On the off chance that you have leftover mashed potatoes sitting in the fridge begging to be eaten (I know- it’s not likely), let’s think a little outside the box. Will they waffle? Absolutely! And with fabulous results. My mashed potato waffles came out so tender, light and airy. My whole family was completely down with the texture and taste of this breakfast classic turned dinner favorite.
I went a little bit sweet and a little bit savory with these Healthy Chicken and Mashed Potato Waffles, pairing them with the best pan-fried chicken, avocado slices and lick-the-spoon maple sriracha syrup. Excuse me, but YUM! Mealtime just got way more exciting.
Whether waffled, baked or fried; potatoes are so darn good. One of the greatest comfort foods. And they’re nutritious too- potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin C, a good source of potassium (even more than a banana!), a good source of B6, fat-, sodium- and cholesterol-free and only 110 calories per serving.
These potato waffles also go great with salsa, sour cream or Greek yogurt and caramelized onions. Serve them up for brunch, lunch or dinner. The recipe looks long, but it moves very quickly- this meal can be ready to go in 30 minutes or less.
Step by Step Guide to Making Chicken and Mashed Potato Waffles with Sriracha Maple Syrup
Marinate the Chicken:
- Place chicken in a sealable bag. Mix egg and milk, and pour into the bag. Let sit for 10 minutes.
- Combine coconut flour, arrowroot flour, paprika, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder in a bowl.
- Drain excess egg/milk from the bag, then add seasoning mix. Massage to coat the chicken evenly.
Cook the Chicken:
- Heat coconut oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
- Fry chicken for about 3 minutes per side until cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
Prepare Waffle Batter:
- Preheat waffle iron to the highest setting.
- Mix together mashed potatoes, almond flour, eggs, olive oil, almond milk, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Cook the Waffles:
- Place a scoop of batter in the center of the hot waffle maker. Close and cook for 3-4 minutes until crisp. Repeat with remaining batter.
Make Maple Sriracha Syrup:
- Mix maple syrup and sriracha in a small bowl.
- Ensure chicken is thinly sliced for even cooking.
- Adjust sriracha quantity in syrup for desired heat level.
- Waffle batter consistency is key – it should be soft and sticky.
Kim is a freelance recipe developer, writer, and the author behind the healthy living blog, Kim’s Cravings. Kim has a passion for sharing nutritious delicious recipes and showing others that eating right can be easy and tasty.