Hot Honey Chicken Biscuits

Our new obsession! 🍯 Flaky, buttery biscuits stuffed with crispy fried chicken tenders. So melt-in-your-mouth delicious and 100x better than fast food. Drizzle with hot honey and serve with tangy pickles for a Southern comfort food favorite. Perfect for picnics, game days, or making dinnertime more delicious!

Oh, lookie here! Have I got something INCREDIBLE for you today.

It’s Friday, the weekend is practically here, and it’s time to naughty things up a bit. I’m craving Southern comfort food – specifically fried chicken and fluffy, buttery biscuits – and it’s about time I share with you how to make this magic at home. You know, like those Chick-fil-A chicken biscuits that really hit the spot with a hot coffee or cold lemonade. Except, oh, a million times better because these were cooked in the comfort of your own kitchen. With fresh, real ingredients you can trust. A little time and patience. And a whole lotta love!

Craving fried chicken? I got you. This is the most perfect, tender and foolproof fried chicken recipe ever. These crispy chicken tenders come together easily and are sizzled on your stovetop ’til golden. Drizzle those babies with a hot honey and sandwich ’em between two soft, flaky buttermilk biscuits.

Oh, honey! You bet your biscuit you won’t find a better comfort food for cozy days in.

Come on in, and I’ll show you how to cook your best-ever chicken biscuits from scratch. No shortcuts here – just good quality ingredients that make the most outrageously good comfort food!


How Do You Make Hot Honey Chicken Biscuits?

We’ll be making three components to this recipe – the fried chicken tenders, buttermilk biscuits, and a simple hot honey mixture. This is a great recipe for when you have some time to spend in the kitchen, and want to create a truly impressive but comforting dish!

For the Fried Chicken:

  • Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of oil.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. In separate large dish, whisk egg and water. Dredge the chicken in the flour, coating well. Shake off excess flour and dip in the egg, then back in the flour. Set aside.
  • Check oil temperature (around 365-375 degrees F), or drop in a little bit of flour. If it sizzles, add chicken (2-4 pieces at a time) and fry until golden brown – about 8 to 10 minutes, or so. Cook remaining chicken in batches.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.

For the Biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut butter into small cubes, or use a box grater to shred (this makes it SO easy!) Work butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk using a rubber spatula, until a soft dough forms.
  • Scoop the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently work it together with your hands. Pat the dough into a rectangle and fold it in thirds. Turn the dough, gather any crumbs, and flatten back into a rectangle. Repeat this process two more times.
  • Using a floured 2.5-inch biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits. Continue to gather any scrap pieces of dough, patting it back down to 1/2-inch thickness, and cutting it until you have 10-12 biscuits.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.

For the Hot Honey:

  • Add honey and pepper flakes to a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in apple cider vinegar.
  • Cool to room temperature and use immediately by drizzling over your fried chicken. Or, transfer to a glass container and refrigerate until ready to use.

To assemble:

  • Split biscuits in half. Place a fried chicken piece on top of each half. Drizzle with hot honey. Serve with pickle slices, if desired.

Keep reading for full ingredient list + recipe, below

Craving more Southern style comfort foods? Try these!

Nashville Chicken Tenders

Southern Potato Salad

Best-Ever Creamy Macaroni Salad

Spicy Southern Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Pickles + Red Hot Ranch

3-Ingredient Beignet Bites

Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders

Slow Cooker Root Beer Baby Back Ribs

Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits

Texas Caviar

Honey Butter Cornbread

Though there is a little effort involved here, every juicy, flaky, melt-in-your-mouth bite is worth it! You will be in awe of yourself for creating something so tempting and delicious. Just like you would get at any fancy brunch restaurant – except, you made these at home for under $20, and you get to wear your pajamas while you eat them.

Win-win, right?

This flavor bomb of a biscuit sandwich is based on two of my most popular recipes, Crispy Fried Chicken Tenders and Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuits. Super fun to make and delicious on their own, but we’re not here to do the bare minimum, are we?

I didn’t think so.

So, we’re tossing them together, drowning it all in a dang-good-‘n-spicy honey, and serving them up hot with tangy pickles. Add a lemonade on the side, and we’re talking total Southern comfort. Easy and elegant, with extra napkins on the side. We’re going to need ’em.

Time to roll up our sleeves and dig in!

I hope you go for seconds of these buttery, made-with-love chicken biscuits! And enjoy them with your family and friends for a cozy weeknight dinner, game day, or anytime you feel like creating some real comfort food in your home kitchen.

If you try this Hot Honey Chicken Biscuits recipe, please leave a comment and a star rating. I would love to hear how these turned out for you!

5 from 1 vote

Hot Honey Chicken Biscuits

Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients

For the Fried Chicken:

  • 1-1/2 to 2 pounds chicken tenders or 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced into 1-inch thick strips
  • 1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. smoked paprika
  • 1 large egg + 2 tablespoons water beaten
  • Vegetable, canola or peanut oil for frying
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

For the Buttermilk Biscuits:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 cup  (1 stick) cold butter
  • 3/4 cups buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted

For the Hot Honey:

  • 1 cup honey
  • 2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar

Instructions

For the Fried Chicken:

  • Fill a large pot with about 2 inches of oil. Set pot to medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and paprika. In separate large dish, whisk egg and water. Dredge the chicken in the flour, coating well. Shake off excess flour and dip in the egg, then back in the flour. Set aside.
  • Check oil temperature (around 365-375 degrees F), or drop in a little bit of flour. If it sizzles, add chicken (2-4 pieces at a time) and fry until golden brown – about 8 to 10 minutes, or so. Cook remaining chicken in batches.
  • Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Set aside.

For the Buttermilk Biscuits:

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Cut butter into small cubes, or use a box grater to shred (this makes it SO easy!) Work butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in buttermilk using a rubber spatula, until a soft dough forms.
  • Scoop the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently work it together with your hands. Pat the dough into a rectangle and fold it in thirds. Turn the dough, gather any crumbs, and flatten back into a rectangle. Repeat this process two more times.
  • Using a floured 2.5-inch biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits. Continue to gather any scrap pieces of dough, patting it back down to 1/2-inch thickness, and cutting it until you have 10-12 biscuits.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and brush with melted butter.

For the Hot Honey:

  • Add honey and pepper flakes to a small saucepan. Simmer over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in apple cider vinegar.
  • Cool to room temperature and use immediately by drizzling over your fried chicken. Or, transfer to a glass container and refrigerate until ready to use.

To assemble:

  • Split biscuits in half. Place a fried chicken piece on top of each half. Drizzle with hot honey. Serve with pickle slices, if desired.
  • Enjoy!
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American

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  1. Steve Perry says:

    5 stars
    Well butter my biscuit! This recipe has more spice than The Real Housewives of Atlanta.

  2. Sounds delicious :) Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing the amazing recipe.

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