A household favorite: Here is how you can enjoy a hearty meal of chicken and waffles minus the guilt

Serve this baked granola chicken on top of crispy and golden whole wheat waffles. Add a drizzle of warm maple syrup

By My Nguyen

Published October 14, 2018 2:00PM (EDT)

Chicken and Waffles (Skyhorse Publishing)
Chicken and Waffles (Skyhorse Publishing)

Excerpted with permission from My Healthy Dish by My Nguyen. Copyright 2018 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

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In her first cookbook, My Healthy Dish, My presents more than eighty-five new recipes perfect for any family. These recipes are not only healthy, but also easy—great for the busy parent who may not have hours to devote to menu planning each week. Dishes such as stuffed blueberry pancakes, cauliflower tater tots, chicken tortilla soup, orange coconut cream smoothies, and peanut butter and jelly cookies are sure to please every type of eater.

With tips related to quality over quantity and organic versus nonorganic, as well as notes on meal prepping and pages of stunning photos, home cooks will surely fall in love with this collection.

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My Chicken & Waffles is a household favorite, but that wasn’t always the case. The first attempt was quinoa waffles . . . and we had to feed them to my dog. As much as I am Team Quinoa, it was a bit overpowering in waffle batter. Instead, I swapped out the quinoa flour and replaced it with whole wheat flour. And here is the result!

Recipe: Chicken and Waffles


2 cups whole wheat flour

2 eggs

4 teaspoon baking powder

1¾ cups unsweetened almond milk

½ cup coconut oil

1 tablespoon of coconut sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ teaspoon salt

Baked Granola Chicken

8 pieces chicken tenderloin

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

2 eggs

1 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups granola

Instructions for Waffles:

Once again, I prefer to throw all these ingredients in my blender. It’s a lot less work than mixing everything with a whisk. Simply pour your batter straight from the blender onto the waffle iron. (Just remember to preheat the waffle iron and spray with coconut oil before pouring batter.) Most waffle irons have a timer that tells you when to flip, even the one I got for $8 on Black Friday. Cook about 2 minutes on each side for a golden, crispy waffle.

Instructions for Baked Granola Chicken:

Preheat over 400˚F. Pat chicken dry with paper towels to take away excess moisture. Season chicken with salt and pepper and beat eggs in small bowl. In three separate bowls, place beaten eggs, flour, and granola. Dip chicken in flour first and shake off any excess flour. Then dip chicken in eggs. Press chicken in granola. Really pack the granola onto the chicken with your hands to cover every inch. Spray cookie sheet with coconut oil and place the chicken onto it. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Serve granola chicken with waffles and drizzle with warm maple syrup.

My Nguyen


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