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If you’re anything like me, you struggle to come up with new ideas to make for dinner.  My meal planning is usually on a pretty steady rotation of chicken with veggies, spaghetti, chili, and breakfast for dinner.  So sometimes I need to find new ways to get my kids to eat dinner without a fight.  These barbecue chicken biscuit waffles are super easy and super fun.  

Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees, turning on the waffle iron, and opening a can of biscuits (or, if you prefer, you could make your own dough.  That part is up to you!)

Once the waffle iron is heated up, place a biscuit in the middle.  Close the iron and cook for 2-3 minutes.  20141009_0012

If all goes according to plan, you should end up with this: 20141009_0011

Repeat 7 more times, and put your biscuit waffles on a couple of foil-lined pans.20141009_0013

If your mind wasn’t already blown by putting biscuits in your waffle iron, then it might be after this part.  Take a pound (I don’t think I used the whole pound, so leftovers could work too) of cooked chicken, and pop it in a stand mixer.  If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can shred it with forks, but it’s not as much fun.  Use your paddle attachment, and add a squeeze of your favorite BBQ sauce.  Turn it on slow/medium, and watch it to make sure you don’t get chicken mush, and then…
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…voila!  Perfectly shredded chicken.  20141009_0017

Now it’s time for assembly.  This is a good chance to let your kids help with dinner.  Put the shredded chicken and some shredded cheese on top of the biscuits.
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Pop these bad boys into the oven for about five minutes, or until the cheese has melted.20141009_0022

They should look like this ooey gooeyness: 20141009_0024

Top with a drizzle of ranch and some green onions (maybe skip the latter if you have picky kids), and enjoy!  20141009_0027

Barbecue Chicken Biscuit Waffles
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb cooked chicken
  • 1 can refrigerated biscuits
  • ¼ cup (ish) of BBQ sauce
  • 1c shredded cheese
  • Ranch dressing
  • Green onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Open biscuits and place them in the center of a hot waffle iron, one at a time, for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Arrange biscuit waffles onto foil-lined cookie sheets.
  4. Shred chicken and add desired amount of barbecue sauce.
  5. Put app. ¼c of chicken onto each biscuit and top with shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese melts.
  7. Top with ranch dressing and green onions.