Every once in a while it is time to splurge and have a cheat day. With proper portion control you can enjoy the guilty pleasures of fried chicken and homemade buttermilk biscuits relatively guilt free. The perfectly seasoned fried chicken features a garlic dry rub topped with a spicy sauce. Pair with a freshly baked homemade buttermilk biscuits and your fried chicken is elevated to the next level.
Heat peanut oil to 300 °F in a tall pan.
We started with a whole chicken and removed both breasts. We find better value in buying the whole chicken and use the remainder of the meat for other dishes and the bones for chicken stock. Remove the skin and slice the chicken breasts into smaller strips. The goal is to reduce the size of the meat to promote quicker and more even cooking. We also want to cut the strips into visually appealing shapes.
Lightly season the the chicken strips with salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder.
Mix the panko, salt, freshly ground black pepper, and garlic powder into a bowl and set aside. We'll use this as the dredge for your chicken strips.
Beat an egg into a shallow bowl and dip the breast meat strips one by one into the dredge. Shake excess dredge from the chicken strips and fry until your desired temperature is reached. Pay careful attention to not burn or over cook the chicken.
Once done, remove from heat and place onto a cooking rack or plate covered with paper towels. We want to remove any excess oil from the cooking process.
Once cool, slice a homemade biscuit in half and top with sauce. Enjoy!
The chicken fried buttermilk biscuit above is topped with a spicy honey sauce. If any of you are interested in the recipe let us know and we'll make a post on it.
Sparkling wine or a Riesling pairs exceptionally well with fried chicken. Another option includes the tried and true cold beer.
A 3 ounce portion of fried chicken roughly equals 222 calories. The sauce adds approximately another 40 calories per tablespoon and the buttermilk biscuit is around 170 calories each. 1 sandwich totals approximately 432 calories.
Recommended Serving Size: 1 sandwich (Approximately 432 cal.)
Total Servings: Approximately 8 using the breast meat only.
Below are a few of the items used to create the finished result. The curated items below and ingredients above have been carefully selected and represent what we believe to be the best balance between quality and cost.