Chicken & Waffles (keto, carnivore)

Buttermilk Fried Chicken
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1.5lbs)
Buttermilk Marinade:
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried mustard
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dried sage
  • 1 cup buttermilk
Breading Ingredients:
  • 50g egg white powder
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (15g) unflavored gelatin
  • 80g Pork rind crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3/4 tsp dried basil
  • 3/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning
For Frying:
  • bacon grease or frying fat of choice
  1. Season chicken thighs with all the marinade seasonings and toss with the buttermilk.

  2. Cover and refrigerater for at least 1 hour or overnight.

  3. In a medium bowl combine all of the breading ingredients.

  4. Heat about 1 inch of cooking fat in a deep skillet or dutch oven (alternatively, use a deep fryer) to 285-300 degrees

  5. One at a time, shake off excess buttermilk mixture and coat the chicken thighs in the breading mixture.

  6. Cook breaded chicken thighs for 4-8 minutes per side in the hot oil. Cook time depends on the thickness of the chicken so always check for doneness.

  7. Remove from the pan to a paper towel lined plate or wire rack. Allow to cool slightly before enjoying!

Egg Yolk Waffles
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • dash of salt (omit if you're using the optional flavored mct oil powder)
  • 1 scoop (2 tbsp) Perfect Keto MCT oil powder (flavor of your choice, optional) OR plain collagen powder
  • optional add-ins depending of your desired flavor (see the notes below)
  1. Preheat your waffle maker (I use a mini Dash waffle maker and this recipe makes 3 waffles)

  2. In a small bowl whisk together all the ingredients until smooth

  3. Cook 1/3 of the batter at a time in the preheated waffle maker

  4. Enjoy with toppings as desired!

Recipe Notes

Flavor combo ideas:

Vanilla MCT oil powder + 1 1/2 tbsp mini chocolate chips

Strawberry MCT oil powder + 1 tbsp crumbled freeze-dried strawberries

Cinnamon Toast MCT oil powder + dash of cinnamon

Find the original recipe from Carnivore Yogi that inspired me here: