Last night, I was having some major dinner block. I hadn’t made my grocery trip yet, and was seriously lacking in the veggie department. Rather than feeding my poor fellas green beans for the third night in a row (can we say burn out?), I opted for far less healthy, but oh so delicious Paleo Chicken and Waffles. With my trusty Otto’s Cassava Flour in tow and Pinterest at my finger tips, I set out to make some magic happen.
Do you ever go to try a new recipe, and then halfway through realize that you completely messed up the party? We are not talking a halfway sort of thing, I mean you turned a teaspoon into a tablespoon, or added salt instead of sugar.
This happens to me All. The. Time. It is actually how many of our favorite recipes come into existence. I call them happy accidents. The fried chicken for this recipe was definitely a happy accident! Blame it on fatigue or call it lazy. Somehow, I completely ignored the directions and went trailblazing on my own.
I certainly did not have high expectations, and had zero intention of posting it on here. The second that chicken hit my tongue, the clouds parted and the beautiful fried chicken-y light came shining through. I had no choice. I had to share! So, allow me to extend my deepest apologies for not including photos of the whole process. I hope you will forgive me. 🙂
If you have ever tried to make any sort of paleo bread, you have likely found that they are all awful. Almond flour? Hello, crumbly. Coconut flour? Dry and gritty. What is a grain-free girl to do? Turn to the amazing people at Otto’s Naturals, that’s what! They have made the closest thing to wheat flour that I have found to date, and all using the wonderfully starchy yuca root.
After a short search, I came across a beautiful recipe from Valerie at Coco’s Paleo Kitchen. And let me tell you, girlfriend did not disappoint. This is one of the very few recipes I have found that didn’t require some sort of adaptation. It turned out beautiful flavor-filled waffles with minimal effort. What more could you ask for?
You may notice that the batter appears thin and runnier than “normal.” Do not be alarmed; this allows the waffles to cook faster. If the batter looked appropriate it would take you fifteen minutes to cook a single waffle. Trust me. Been there, done that. It is not fun, especially when hungry.
This is quite possibly the best chicken and waffles I have ever had. We are talking so good you can’t tell it’s paleo. And if y’all haven’t experienced the glory of Otto’s Naturals Cassava Flour, you should really make the leap. It is definitely worth the cost. Without further ado, meet the best ever Paleo Chicken and Waffles.