Welcome to the NOGA Nation kitchen, where I'm about to show you how to create a delicious and healthy twist on a classic comfort food favorite - Chicken and Waffles! But before you get too excited, let me warn you that this recipe is not for the faint of heart. There are quite a few ingredients involved, and making the waffles can be a bit tricky. But trust me, it's all worth it in the end!
Now, you might be wondering how we're going to make this indulgent dish healthy. First of all, we're going to skip the traditional frying and opt for baking the chicken instead. This reduces the fat content significantly without sacrificing any of the crispy texture. But we're not stopping there! To make the waffles healthier, we're using whole wheat flour and mixing in a variety of veggies for added nutrition and fiber. Don't worry, you won't even taste them - they'll just add a subtle sweetness and extra fluffiness to the waffles.
Now, for the nutrition info. This recipe serves 4 and provides approximately 430 calories, 32g of protein, 47g of carbs, and 12g of fat per serving. It's a great source of protein and fiber, and the added veggies provide an array of vitamins and minerals. And let's not forget about the delicious flavor! So roll up your sleeves, tie on your apron, and let's get cooking - your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!
Here's how to make it:
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup of whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons of paprika
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of milk
1 tablespoon of hot sauce
2 cups of mixed vegetables (e.g. spinach, kale, shredded carrots), chopped
1 cup of whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon of baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1 tablespoon of honey
Nonstick cooking spray
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
In a shallow dish, mix together the whole wheat flour, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
In another shallow dish, whisk together the beaten eggs, milk, and hot sauce.
Dip each chicken breast in the flour mixture, then the egg mixture, and place them on a baking sheet coated with nonstick cooking spray.
Bake the chicken in the oven for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
While the chicken is cooking, make the waffles. In a large bowl, mix together the whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
In another bowl, whisk together the beaten egg, milk, unsweetened applesauce, and honey.
Mix the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until just combined.
Fold in the mixed vegetables.
Heat a waffle maker and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
Pour the batter onto the waffle maker and cook until golden brown and crispy.
Serve the baked chicken with the waffles and enjoy!
This dish is a healthier take on the classic Fried Chicken and Waffles dish, but still has all the comforting and delicious flavors. The whole wheat flour and added vegetables in the waffles provide fiber and nutrients, while the baked chicken reduces the fat content compared to traditional fried chicken. It's a great way to indulge in a comfort food favorite while still maintaining your NOGA Nourishment goals.
And there you have it - a healthier version of the classic comfort food favorite, Chicken and Waffles! We've taken a dish that's traditionally indulgent and packed it with nutrients, so you can enjoy it guilt-free. But now it's your turn - we want to hear what you think! Did you have any trouble with the recipe, or did it turn out perfectly? What did you think of the flavor? Let us know in the comments - we can't wait to hear from you!