Chicken Chaffles (Carnivore Waffles)

These amazing carnivore chicken waffles (chaffles) are super crispy and easy to make with only three ingredients! Or four, if you add cheese!

This chicken chaffle recipe isn’t just great as breakfast or snack: Making chaffles with a protein base ensures they are super filling and nutritious so you can enjoy them as a proper meal. It’s basically eggs and chicken flour!

Golden crispy chicken waffle.

If you have chicken flour at home and are wondering what to do with it, be sure to check out my 2-ingredient carnivore bread (it’s only chicken powder and eggs!)

Ingredients

For this simple carnivore keto waffle recipe you’ll only need 3 or 4 ingredients (you can choose to make with or without cheese):

  • Large eggs, at room temperature
  • Butter – use grass-fed salted butter, or use unsalted butter and add a pinch of salt
  • Shredded mozzarella: Optional. You can also add another cheese that melts easily, like Gouda, Colby or Monterey Jack.
  • And chicken flour!
Ingredients for carnivore chicken waffles: shredded cheese, eggs, chicken flour and butter.
Chicken waffles ingredients: Eggs, butter, chicken flour and shredded cheese (optional).

The keto and carnivore friendly chicken flour is the special thing about this chaffle recipe!

I use my homemade dehydrated chicken powder, a recipe that you can easily do without a dehydrator. You just need chicken breasts, a food processor and a simple oven!

If you’d rather not make it, you can just buy carnivore chicken flour here.

Half of a chicken waffle in hand.

How to make

These chicken waffles are super easy to make! In a regular sized waffle iron like mine the batter makes two large waffles.

I don’t have a Dash mini waffle maker, but I think it will probably make (at least) double the amount. You can scale the recipe up or down as you like it!

Melted butter and two eggs in a bowl.

1. Melt salted butter in a bowl. Add two large eggs and whisk them together.

Chicken flour and shredded cheese over beaten eggs and butter.

2. Add the chicken flour and shredded cheese (if using) over the beaten eggs and butter.

Whisking all ingredients together.

3. Mix well all ingredients and let sit for a couple of minutes to thicken while the waffle iron preheats.

Chicken chaffle batter in waffle iron.

4. Grease the waffle iron with butter. Give the chicken chaffle batter another quick mix and spoon it onto the hot plates. This recipe makes two large waffles.

Chicken waffles fully cooked and ready in the waffle machine.

5. Cook the chaffles for 3-5 minutes until golden. Don’t open the waffle machine to check until steam stops rising from the sides, or the waffles might break.

Setting temperature in the waffle maker

Not all waffle machines have a temperature setting. Mine does, and I tested making these chicken waffles at two different temperatures to see if the results were any different.

At 375 °F (190 °C) the chaffles were golden and crispy in 3 minutes, and at 350 °F (175 °C) they were done in 5 minutes. There was no discernible difference in taste, texture or appearance.

In conclusion, the only difference is the time it takes for the waffles to get ready.

A stack of four chicken flour waffles.

Make chaffles without cheese

If you eat dairy-free or carnivore without cheese, you can make these chaffles recipe without cheese added!

In this recipe, the CH at the beginning of waffles can stand for either CHeese or CHicken. So you can leave the cheese out and still have a proper chaffle 🙂

Without cheese these chaffles have a crispier texture (yes, even crispier than your regular cheese chaffles) So, so good!

A pile of chicken flour waffles.

With cheese added, the waffles are softer and chewier – but still quite crispy. If you can, just try both and choose how you prefer them!

The taste difference: the dairy-free chaffle tastes a bit more like chicken, as the cheese isn’t there to help dilute the flavor. Honestly, it’s not a major difference.

If you enjoy the taste of chicken (and don’t care for cheese) you’ll certainly prefer these chaffles without cheese.

I like cheese (maybe too much) and am not a great fan of chicken, so whenever I make these I go with the cheese version. And I melt extra cheese on top after they are ready. Yeah, what can I say.

Flavor variations

You can add a variety of spices and herbs to make this keto chicken chaffle recipe suit your tastes. It’s easy to make these work for you, they are so versatile!

Here are eight ideas of flavor variations to get you going:

1. Herb and Garlic Chaffles:

Mix in chopped fresh herbs like parsley, cilantro or green onions for a fresh and aromatic flavor.

Add minced garlic or garlic powder for a savory kick.

2. Buffalo Chicken Chaffles:

Incorporate some hot sauce or buffalo sauce into the batter for a spicy, tangy flavor. One teaspoon to one tablespoon, depending on the spiciness of the sauce you choose.

Include crumbled blue cheese for a classic buffalo chicken wing taste.

A plate full of keto chicken chaffles.

3. Taco Chaffles:

Season the batter with taco seasoning or a mixture of cumin, chili powder, and paprika for a Mexican-inspired twist.

Top it up with sour cream, guacamole, chopped green onions, and shredded cheddar cheese.

4. Italian Chicken Chaffles:

Add Italian seasoning, oregano or some fresh chopped basil leaves to the batter for an Italian twist.

You can also mix in a spoonful of pesto sauce to the batter, or add some chopped sun-dried tomatoes for a Mediterranean flair.

5. Mushroom and Swiss Chaffles:

Sauté mushrooms in butter until they’re soft and mix them into the batter.

Add shredded Swiss cheese and a dash of Worcestershire sauce for a rich, earthy taste. (Or just top the whole thing with this keto mushroom sauce!)

Chicken flour waffle topped with creamy mushroom sauce.
Chicken flour waffle topped with mushroom steak sauce.

6. Bacon and Cheddar Chaffles:

Include crispy bacon bits and shredded cheddar cheese: an epic classic combo!

You can sub the mozzarella in the recipe for cheddar, or make a half mozzarella half cheddar mix.

How to serve chicken chaffles

These are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. At any time, really! They are super healthy and nutritious, and full of protein. You’re basically eating chicken and eggs! Or chicken, eggs and cheese!

Chicken waffles for breakfast or lunch

These chicken waffles are great to take with you as a on-the-go breakfast or lunch. They are easy to pack and enjoy at the office, school, or in the car.

For breakfast the chaffles themselves are enough and go down deliciously with some coffee. Some bacon strips to accompany are a good idea.

Top your chicken and waffles with a fried or poached egg for an extra layer of flavor and creaminess! (I do love a runny yolk over these chaffles…)

Although they are on the savory side, you can’t really taste much chicken in them. So if you’d like to add some syrup (like maple syrup or a sugar-free syrup if keto or low-carb) you should go for it!

Chicken waffles for dinner

Topped with a creamy sausage or mushroom sauce or gravy these simple chaffles transform into a hearty meal! It’s comfort food at its finest!

We had a lovely dinner another day of chaffles topped with this amazing creamy mushroom sauce. We usually make it for steaks, but it’s just to die for on top of waffles as well!

Chicken chaffle topped with mushroom sauce, bite taken with a fork.

Imagine the crispy savory waffle and the meaty mushrooms infused with butter and mustard… the creamy rich sauce enveloping the chicken chaffles in flavorful decadence. I shouldn’t be thinking of this right now, it’s past midnight 😂

They are amazing with some brisket and keto gravy too, by the way!

And of course, you can just top them up with fried chicken. Redundant? Maybe. But definitely worth it!

Storage

These are best hot out of the irons, but if you have leftovers keep them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Reheat in the microwave (they will be a little less crispy) or in a toaster oven or air fryer to retain the crispy texture.


A stack of four chicken flour waffles.

Chicken Chaffles Waffles

5 from 3 votes
The CH in these chaffles stands for chicken, so you can make them with or without cheese! These chicken waffles are deliciously crispy and great for keto, low-carb and carnivore (plus dairy-free and gluten-free!)
Author: Pris Frank
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2 Waffles

Equipment

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together the melted butter and eggs, add the chicken flour and mozzarella (if using) and mix until fully combined.
  • Preheat the waffle maker as per the manufacturer's instructions. Let the batter sit for about 2 minutes while it preheats. The batter will thicken.
  • Grease the waffle iron with some butter as needed, quickly mix the batter again and pour or spoon onto the hot waffle machine (it makes 2 medium/large waffles).
  • Cook the chaffles for 3-5 minutes until golden. Don't open the machine to check until steam stops rising from the sides, or the waffles might break.

Notes

Nutrition information above is for the chicken waffles made without cheese. For the recipe with mozzarella, the nutrition information for 1 chaffle (half the recipe) is: Calories 306, Carbohydrates 0.6 g, Protein 25.4 g,  Fat 22.3 g, Fiber 0.5 g,  Sugar 0.3 g and Net Carbohydrates 0.6 g.
The recipe makes 2 medium-large chaffles in a regular sized (large) waffle iron.
Experiment adding your favorite spices and herbs to make these chicken waffles even more delicious!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 216kcalCarbohydrates: 0.2gProtein: 18.8gFat: 15.6gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gNet Carbohydrates: 0.2g
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4 Comments

  1. These were excellent! I added a 1/2 tsp of INSTANT dry yeast to 1 TBS warm water and let it sit for a minute then added it to the butter and eggs mix. Gave it a bit of a bread flavor. Thanks for the recipe, I just made my own chicken flour today.

  2. Thank you Nina, I’m happy to hear! I guess I’m going to try your idea of adding the instant yeast, I do love the flavor! If you are looking for other ways to use your chicken flour, please have a look at my chicken powder bread recipe! I haven’t thought of adding yeast to that one either, but I bet it would work great!

  3. 5 stars
    It is delicious and easy to prepare. OfCourse I used your chicken flour recipe, as I always do.
    Thank you for sharing!

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