Home-style chicken tenders and delicious, golden, flakey biscuits go together like… well, we can’t think of a better pairing. And the beauty of it is that you don’t need to be an ace in the kitchen to make this dish perfectly every time.
Honey chicken biscuit is a dish that everyone loves for breakfast, lunch, or dinner and one of our favorite combos. So, we’re going to share a recipe with you that delivers maximum flavor with minimal effort.
Let’s jump right into the ingredients.
Both the fried chicken in this recipe and the biscuits taste best when they’re freshly made. For best results, you’ll want to make these simultaneously. Luckily, the biscuits make this relatively easy because once they’re in the oven, the work is basically done.
Here’s what you’ll need for the biscuits.
Preheat your oven to 425℉ while you work on the biscuit dough with the rack in the middle position. At the same time, put your butter in the freezer because you’ll want to cut it into pieces, and it will help if it’s a little chilled. Don’t leave it in the freezer for more than 10 minutes.
First, you’ll want to combine your dry ingredients. Put the flour, baking soda, sugar, salt, and baking powder into a large sieve and sift it together into a large bowl. You can then cut the butter up into small cubes or grate it into the flour mixture. Mix the butter into the flour until it takes on a coarse texture but be quick to avoid melting the butter.
Then, add the buttermilk slowly while stirring with a wooden spoon. Continue incorporating the buttermilk until the ingredients form a workable dough. If it’s too dry, you can add buttermilk one tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.
To get some nice layering into your chicken honey butter biscuit, you’ll want to fold the dough several times. On a floured surface, pat the dough into a 10-inch square and fold into thirds. Do that two more times, and then pat it with your hands into an inch-thick circle.
Stamp out circles with a biscuit cutter if you want the traditional shape. Or, use a dough cutter to cut them into rectangles that are about the size of a fried chicken strip.
Prepare the chicken before putting the biscuits into the oven. That way, you can fry it while the biscuits bake, and they’ll both be ready around the same time.
First, combine the buttermilk with the spices in a bowl. Then, set a dutch oven or large heavy-bottomed skillet on medium heat and get the oil to 350℉.
At this point, put the chicken honey butter biscuit into the oven. They’ll bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.
Dip your chicken pieces one at a time into buttermilk and then dredge them generously in flour before putting them in the hot oil. Cook it in batches to avoid cooling down the oil too much. Chicken tenders will take anywhere between 8 and 10 minutes to reach a perfect golden fry.
Transfer the chicken onto a paper towel-lined baking tray and let it rest until the biscuits are ready. Once both have cooled a bit, it’s time to assemble your honey chicken biscuit.
The final ingredients you’ll need are:
Let the butter soften, but don’t melt it. Stir in honey and whip lightly with a fork until they’re combined. Split biscuits in half and spread a layer of honey butter on each side. Place a piece of chicken into each biscuit, top with pickles and dig in.
Now, we’ll share some tips and tricks with you that will ensure your chicken and biscuits come out perfect every time. Let’s start with fried chicken.
And a few tips for your honey butter biscuit.
Now, that may seem like quite a bit of work for some chicken biscuits, and to be fair, it is. But it’s worth the effort if you get them right.
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Will you be trying out this recipe for your next family dinner or get-together? What other tips and tricks do you use to get perfect fried chicken? We’re always on the hunt for more and better cooking methods so let us know in the comments!