Gluten Free Chicken & Waffles. It may have been done before, but good things are allowed to come around again. Especially in time for the SUPER BOWL! So far, my team is in the playoffs and I’m super excited. I am slightly superstitious so I’m keeping the name of my team to myself. When they make it ‘All the Way,’ we can talk then.
Back to this perfect Super Bowl snack. For the chicken part, I went back to one of my favorite childhood meals – Rice Krispie chicken. Don’t know where my mom came up with this, but I love it and I’ve managed to pass the obsession along to one of my own sons. You take de-boned chicken breast, cut it in nice flat pieces (if you don’t do this, you’ll have trouble when you try to close the waffle iron) and thread it on a pre-soaked skewer. Make up a spicy creole seasoning that you mix with the crushed rice krispies. Melt some salted butter, dip the chicken in the butter and then coat it with the seasoned rice krispies. And bake those chicken skewers for about 15 to 20 minutes until crispy, but still juicy.
Then it’s on to the gluten free waffle mix. Once the chicken is done, you’re going to dip the chicken skewer into the waffle mix and place it on the waffle iron to cook. The important thing here is that your waffle mix needs to be on the thicker side. I’ve tried this several different ways – milk – buttermilk – whipped egg whites. And, I personally like to make this simple waffle mix with non-fat plain yogurt with just a enough milk to get the mix to the right consistency. It gives the mix that nice same lactic acid kick that you get from buttermilk but keeps the mix thick enough so that when it’s placed in the waffle maker, the waffle mix doesn’t run all over the place and connect to the other pieces on the waffle maker. Here’s a picture here. It took me a minute to get the waffle mix off my fingers and get the camera, so the waffle mix started flowing. This won’t happen to you since you’ll close the top of the waffle maker right away. And, please don’t judge my waffle maker. It was a garage sale purchase about 10 years ago and it just won’t quit.
But, the piece de resistance is the Spicy Maple Dipping Sauce. Good, quality Mayonnaise (I’m a Hellman’s girl), mixed with maple syrup (cause what else goes with waffles?), gets its spice from cayenne pepper and horseradish.
This is a perfect addition to your Super Bowl buffet! I say go for it. What else is on your Super Bowl buffet?