Gluten Free Baked Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles

There is a place in Raleigh that makes Chicken & Waffles that are apparently amazing. I wouldn't know because there is almost nothing gluten-free on the menu. It kills me. Chicken and waffles just sound so good. My boyfriend came home raving the other week so I told him we should just make some at home so that I can join in on the fun. 

Sweet Potato Chicken & Waffles

For this weeks recipe I had to use tapioca starch, Jackson's Honest Purple Heriloom Potato Chips, and a spice pouch containing cinnamon sticks and star anise. Seemed like a weird combo at first until I finally realized this would be my opportunity to finally make chicken & waffles that I could eat and enjoy. 

When I opened the bag of Jackson's Honest chips I of course needed to do some taste testing. That ended up being dangerous. I was tempted to just keep eating the chips! With only 3 ingredients these chips are cooked in small batches low and slow with coconut oil. The non-GMO purple potatoes contain 4 times the antioxidants of white fleshed potatoes. I felt good using these as my breading especially as I did more research on the company itself.

Jackson's Honest is a company dedicated to creating nutrient dense foods with pay it forward attitude. They are a brand focused on delivering nutrient density in simple, convenient and approachable ways to prioritize innovation over profitability. After the creators son was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease, they were able to rediscover and appreciate the importance of traditional fats. Each package is then stamped with the tagline "Goodness. Pass it on."

So I created this goodness to pass on to you. When I initially posted a pic of this recipe to my instagram a friend commented how much she missed eating chicken and waffles when she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I was excited to fulfill this void for her as well. My family even invited themselves over for a post thanksgiving, "I'm sick of turkey" meal. With thanksgiving and fall foods on the mind I decided sweet potato waffles would be the way to go. A good way to mix it up and really tie the spice pouch in. However instead of incorporating the spices into the waffle itself I infused it into my syrup which I made with low-glycemic coconut sugar. With thanksgiving foods still on the gut, laying low from refined sugars and processed foods sounded like a good idea. 

This recipe is part of the Marinate Community Recipe Challenge so if you like what you see head over to @progressive_nectar on instagram and like my Baked Chicken & Sweet Potato Waffles picture . If I win you can too! Follow for @jacksonshonest and @progressive_nectar for your chance to win.

Chicken and Sweet Potato Waffles with Spiced Coconut Sugar Syrup

I have to get back to rehabbing the kitchen from the thanksgiving rush so that I can recreate this recipe for my family. Hope everyone had a wonderful thanksgiving and enjoy! 

Baked Chickend & Gluten Free Sweet Potato Waffles Recipe

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