Nobody will turn down these chicken biscuit sandwiches!
Sometimes a tiny thing takes an already good recipe to the next level. In this case, you would be completely fine making delicious fried chicken and putting it between a flaky biscuit. That would be good.
But the real secret to making these golden brown sandwiches great is the maple butter. It’s just three simple ingredients, but that maple butter melting into the biscuit makes a savory/sweet sandwich that just might change your sandwich game forever.
Frying the chicken is easy for this recipe. The one trick is that you don’t want the chicken pieces to be too big. One large chicken breast can be sliced into four even pieces so they fit nicely on a biscuit later.
As far as the breading goes for the chicken, keep it simple. I use flour mixed with some spices and buttermilk mixed with paprika. That’s all you need.
Dredge each chicken piece in flour, then buttermilk, then back in the flour. Fry the chicken pieces for 4-5 minutes per side until they are golden brown and delicious. You don’t need a lot of oil for this since you flip the chicken after 4-5 minutes.
OK. Here’s the butter business. Like I said, it’s easy, but life changing. Mash it all together!
You could sandwich these fried beauties between any biscuit, honestly, but I just baked up a batch of Pillsbury Grands! biscuits. They turned out nice and and flaky.
Assembly is pretty straightforward. A good smear of the butter stuff and a piece of chicken is all you need to make a sandwich!
You could either make them in advance so people could grab and go, or they could assemble their own!
If you’re serving these as a meal, you’ll probably want to make sure people can have more than one as they're kind of on the small side. And they're really good!
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