Yield: about 6-8 servings


For the waffles:

  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour (or white whole wheat)
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1¼ cups buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp. minced chives

For the slaw: 

  • ¼ head of green cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
  • ¼ head of red cabbage, thinly sliced or shredded
  • 1 large carrot, peeled and shredded
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp. greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

2-3 cups shredded barbecued chicken*
About 1 cup barbecue sauce*

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    Preheat a waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, and pepper.  Whisk to blend.  In another bowl, combine the butter, eggs, and buttermilk.  Whisk to blend well.  Add the wet ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and whisk just until evenly incorporated, taking care not to over-mix. Cook the batter in the waffle maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.  

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    Meanwhile, make the slaw. In a large bowl, combine the cabbage and carrot. In a small bowl or liquid measuring cup, combine the vinegar, oil, buttermilk, yogurt and Dijon. Whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.  Add a bit of the dressing to the bowl with the cabbage mixture and toss until evenly coated. Add more dressing as necessary to your liking.

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    In a medium bowl or baking dish, combine the barbecued chicken with additional barbecue sauce. Warm as desired (microwave or oven.)

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    When the waffles are finished cooking, assemble sandwiches with the chicken and the slaw. Serve immediately.

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    • Make the barbecued chicken whatever way you prefer. This recipe is my favorite. Since it is a meal that takes longer than most, I always make a huge batch and freeze leftovers for meals like this one.