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Chicken Biscuits Sliders

So far the common thread of 2015 has been biscuits. I actually think I’ve made more biscuits in 2015 already than I did in all of 2014. I’ve been churning them out, dude. It all started with the biscuit-palooza that was Dan’s birthday weekend with our college friends. A few weeks later for Dan’s birthday party I decided I wanted to make one-bite fried chicken biscuits (self five there). Then this past weekend, for my mom’s going away party (she’ll be spending the next year in South East Asia and the South Pacific) my brother Reid and I made country ham biscuit sliders. I’m on a roll (a biscuit?) and I have no complaints.


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These chicken biscuit sliders were a huge hit, a delicious combination of fried chicken bites, buttery and flakey biscuits, dill pickle slices, and a sweet and spicy jalapeño honey. They’ll be back on the menu before too long.


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Chicken Biscuit Sliders
makes 24 sliders

fried chicken

8 chicken thighs, skin on & boneless

2 cups buttermilk

2 1/2 tbsps red pepper flakes

2 1/2 tbsps cayenne pepper

2 tbsps salt

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 cup breadcrumbs

2 cups flour

1/2 cup stone ground yellow grits

4 eggs

1 tbsp apple cider vingear

Peanut oil for frying


4 1/2 cups flour

2 tsps baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsps salt

2 sticks butter

2 cups buttermilk

1/2 stick melted butter for topping

Honey for biscuits

3 large dill pickles


The night before you’d like to make these sliders cube your chicken into 24 bite size pieces. Combine in a bag with buttermilk, 1 tbsp red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp cayenne, and 1 tbsp salt. Refrigerate overnight.


Set out three bowls for yourself and heat the oil in a skillet or a deep fryer. Oil should be 350-375F. In the first bowl combine 1 cup of flour with the garlic powder. In the second bowl whisk together your eggs with the apple cider vinegar. In the third bowl combine the remaining flour, bread crumbs, grits, and spices. Once your oil is hot take your chicken, two or three pieces at a time, from the buttermilk and shake excess buttermilk off. Dredge in flour mixture, then in eggs, and then in flour and breadcrumb. Make sure the chicken is completely coated in the third mixture and then drop into the oil. Fry for 3-5 minutes, turning as necessary, until golden brown and crisp. Transfer onto a rack to cool. Repeat until all of your chicken is fried.


Heat oven to 400F. Mix together dry ingredients. Cube butter and work in with your hands, breaking the butter up into small pieces and mixing in with the dry ingredients, until the texture resembles cornmeal. Stir in the buttermilk. Transfer to a floured surface and press into a rectangle. Fold on itself and pat into a rectangle. Repeat three or four times, finishing with a large rectangle of dough that is 1″ thick. Use a small biscuit cutter to cut into 1″ rounds or slice with a knife into 1″ squares. Place on a baking sheet and brush the top of each biscuit with melted butter. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden brown. and baked through.


While your biscuits are baking, slice the pickles. Halve biscuits and smear generously with honey. Place a fried chicken bite and a pickle slice on each biscuit and serve hot.

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  • Kacey @ The Cookie Writer

    06.03.2015 at 07:27 Reply

    These sliders look way better than any recipe I have seen at local restaurants! I bet my husband would love them!

  • fabiola@notjustbaked

    06.03.2015 at 10:35 Reply

    I love your blog! And this recipe looks fantastic!

  • Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    06.03.2015 at 10:41 Reply

    These look SO good! I wish I had one or two (or three) for lunch today.

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    06.03.2015 at 14:51 Reply

    Ohmygosh! These sound so good, and so fun! Love everything about ’em!

  • Rachel Farnsworth

    06.03.2015 at 15:47 Reply

    This would be such a huge hit at my house. Chicken and biscuits, you just can’t go wrong!

  • Kirsten

    06.03.2015 at 17:44 Reply

    This looks amazing. The pickle, jalapeño and honey have done it for me–I bet those flavors mix up so well together!

  • Laura @MotherWouldKnow

    06.03.2015 at 19:30 Reply

    I love the biscuits and I love the chicken – and the fact that you put them together with a dill pickle – heaven on earth!

  • Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    06.03.2015 at 21:05 Reply

    Fried chicken on a biscuit is just pure comfort food! Love the pickle too!

  • Blessing

    07.03.2015 at 14:23 Reply

    Your blog looks very unique and this dish is so tempting and very palatable.
    Thanks for sharing

  • Lauren @ Wicked Spatula

    09.03.2015 at 04:25 Reply

    These look divine! After going Paleo chicken biscuits are the only thing I miss! I’ll have to come up with a Paleo version soon!

  • Lauren

    12.03.2015 at 13:32 Reply

    These chicken biscuit sliders look amazing. Looking forward to trying the recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  • Trisha

    13.03.2015 at 08:58 Reply

    Drooling over these sliders. They look fantastic! I bet the sweet honey is a wonderful contrast to the spicy, crunchy fried chicken!

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    16.09.2015 at 04:52 Reply

    Wow these look awesome! So happy to find another NC based/Southern blog. Great work! Love all the recipes. -Addie

  • Addie Ladner

    16.09.2015 at 05:00 Reply

    Hello from another North Carolinian. Love your blog, and can’t wait to try some of your recipes! xo-Addie

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