Chicken and Waffle Recipe

Not a Burden & Chicken and Waffles

Ephesians 1:5 (erv)

And before the world was made, God decided to make us his own children through Jesus Christ. This was what God wanted, and it pleased him to do it.


Have you ever felt like a burden to God? Maybe as if you’re constantly disappointing Him and He’s constantly having to bail you out? I feel that way a lot. It’s as if my salvation is something that God begrudgingly gave me, while rolling His eyes and letting out a deep, disgruntled sigh.

For most people, if anything is done out of obligation or guilt, it’s usually not seen as something kind. In fact, I usually view it as the opposite. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked my husband to {fill in the blank} and when he didn’t immediately respond with a cheerful smile and a sparkle in his eye, I became frustrated and took my request back. I probably even replaced it with pride and defensiveness, saying something like, “Never mind! I’ll do it myself!”

Before we can get an accurate depiction of God and the gift He’s given us, we have to first learn to see it as a gift, not an obligation. Even the most well-meaning husbands and boyfriends feel put out by our needs from time to time. But not God.

Saving us wasn’t an obligation. Rescuing us was a choice made by a guilty conscious. Forgiving us wasn’t required. God wanted to do all these things; He chose to do them. And there’s only one reason that He did; love.

You are not a burden. I am not a burden. God chose us, knowing full well what we would eventually cost Him. We’re not a surprise, a mistake, or a plan that’s gotten out of control. Before the world was even made, we were chosen. Our whole lives played out before God; every mistake, every sin, every thought we’d ever have and word we’d ever speak was totally visible and completely evident. Yet, He wanted us, and it pleased Him to make us His.

Sweet friend, you have been chosen – on purpose, for a purpose. Your rescue and redemption has always only been an act of love. Put down the lie that you’re too much; you can never be too much for the One who’s pleased to have you as His own.


Can you identify any lies that you’ve been believing about your salvation, or God’s motives for offering it? How does knowing that God is pleased to redeem you change your outlook on His love for you?


For help in identifying any belief or lie that’s keeping you from experiencing the true love of God.

Chicken and Waffles

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

Serves 1

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  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • dash of salt
  • non-stick spray
  • Chicken
  • 2 chicken tenderloins or 1 chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey (plus more for topping if desired)


  1. Heat waffle maker and spray with non-stick spray
  2. Combine all waffle ingredients and whisk until there are no clumps
  3. Pour batter into waffle maker and cook until done (around 2 minutes for mini size)
  4. Chicken
  5. In a bowl, whisk egg
  6. Pour flour and chili powder into a separate bowl and mix
  7. Heat air-fryer to 400 degrees and spray with non-stick spray
  8. Dip each piece of chicken into the flour, then into the egg, and then back into the flour
  9. Cook for 10 minutes
  10. While chicken is cooking, combine hot sauce and honey in a bowl
  11. Remove chicken from the air fryer and brush hot sauce mixture onto each piece until it's coated
  12. Return chicken to air fryer for an additional 5 minutes
  13. Place each piece of chicken on top of a mini waffle and drizzle with additional honey if desired

Tips & Tools

If you don’t have an air fryer, you can make this chicken by baking it under the broiler for 6 minutes on each side. Simply line a cookie sheet with tin foil and get to cooking!

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