Banh Mi Chicken & Waffles

I love the Vietnamese classic, Banh Mi. I also love chicken and waffles together (because duh), so why not merge these two wonderful worlds together? Find out how to create this yourself in the recipe below!

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What you will need:

  • waffle maker (or you can use the waffles of your choice and skip this step of the recipe)

Waffles:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cooked, skin removed
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tablespoons coconut oil
  • ⅓ cup almond milk

Directions:

Preheat your waffle iron. Mix together dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl, then mix wet ingredients together in a separate bowl, and finally combine both wet and dry together. Cook the waffles in your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. Let waffles cool while you work on the rest of the recipe.
Quick pickled banh mi vegetables:
Ingredients:
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots- you can get matchstick carrots or shred yourself
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced Persian, Kirby or European cucumbers
  • ½ cup shredded daikon radish
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 tbsp raw coconut sugar (or regular)
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt

Directions:

Combine all of these ingredients together in a bowl and let sit for at least 30 minutes.

Extra toppings:

  • sliced jalapenos
  • fresh mint
  • fresh cilantro
  • sliced radishes
  • sliced cabbage
  • lime wedges

Chicken

Ingredients:

  • One package of drumsticks (I used with skin)-however many you want for each waffle
  • Juice of two limes
  • 1⁄4 cup avocado oil or grapeseed oil
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 jalapeno chopped- remove seeds if you don’t like it spicy
  • 1 shallot or red onion diced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • pinch of sea salt
  • healthy sprinkling of black pepper

Directions:

Let the drumsticks sit in this marinade anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours- ideally the longer the better but sometimes we don’t have time and 30 minutes will do. Heat up a grill pan on medium to medium high heat ( you can use a grill as well, I simply don’t have one so I used a pan, you could also bake them and I’m sure they would be delicious!) Once your pan is hot, place your marinated chicken on it, you should hear a nice sear. Cook on all sides for about 10 minutes total or until chicken appears cooked through.

Next, fill your plate with one waffle, topped with one or two pieces of chicken, and lots of quick pickled vegetables, any of the extra toppings you choose (mint and cilantro are a must), and garnish with a slice of lime. Enjoy!

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