Southern Chicken, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits [RECIPE]
Good Morning Everyone!
Happy Hump Day! It’s Wednesday and we are halfway through the week! Woohoo! I have a feeling today is going to be a great day. Last night I was feeling pretty tired. All I wanted to do was curl up under some blankets and watch movies with the family. “Honey..” I said into my cell phone, “I need comfort food”. “You got it!” Mr. Noob Chef said. As soon as he walked in the door we got to work together, bustling in the kitchen to make these biscuit sandwiches. Y’all they were heaven! I’ll admit that like any recipe, it’s so much more fun (and easier) to make when you’re cooking with someone. But you can certainly make these on your own.
A few weeks ago I shared with you a biscuit recipe that inspired me to make my own version of this Southern breakfast classic. This time around I made the biscuit dough ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge for about an hour. This made the biscuits fluffier when they baked. When the sandwich finally came together I had to use a fork and knife to cut through it. They were massive! As I took a bite I raised my arms and pantomimed the heavens opening up as the flavors melded in my mouth. It was that good. The cheese oozed and melted over the crispy fried chicken. The egg was cooked and just springy enough to add even more flavor to an already incredible sandwich. I could go on and on about how awesome this biscuit sandwich is, but you just have to try it for yourself.
So now without further delay, let’s get into this recipe!
There are four main components to this sandwich: fried chicken, egg, cheese, and homemade biscuits. Save yourself a lot of work and make the biscuit dough a few hours before hand. Be sure to wrap it up in aluminum foil when you chill it in the fridge so it doesn’t dry out. Lastly, using clean cooking oil when frying your chicken will ensure the best results. I have a large stock pot I use for deep frying. Find what works best for you. Enjoy this recipe everyone and keep on cooking! ❤
Chicken, Egg, and Cheese Biscuits
Yields: 4 Breakfast Sandwiches
- 4 (6-inch) rounds of homemade biscuit dough
- 4 eggs, fried
- 4 slices of Cheddar cheese
For Fried Chicken:
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs
- 3 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 cup hot sauce
- 2 cups self-rising flour
- 2 tablespoons garlic powder
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Begin by making the biscuit dough a few hours beforehand. Wrap it in aluminum to chill. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 425 degrees (F)/ 220 degrees (C). Place the biscuit rounds on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until the tops are just golden.
- While the biscuits are baking, fry your chicken. Line up mixing bowls in an assembly line. In the first bowl whisk together 3 eggs, 1/3 cup of water, and 1 cup of hot sauce. (The mixture should look bright orange). Next fill another mixing bowl with the flour. In a mixing bowl, rinse your chicken. Then season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Fill a deep fryer or deep pot with vegetable oil enough so the chicken can be fully submerged. Heat to 350 degrees over high heat.
- Dip each thigh into egg, then flour, and then use tongs to carefully drop it into the hot oil. Fry the thighs for 8-10 minutes each. Set aside on a plate.
- As soon as you set the thigh aside, place a slice of cheese on top so it can begin to melt over it.
- Grab a skillet and cook up eggs your favorite way. Preferably you want to have non-runny yolks, so fried eggs or scrambled are best. But do what works best for you!
- As soon as the biscuits are done baking, pop them out of the oven and set aside to cool for 5 minutes. Then slice in half. Place a piece of chicken on the biscuit, followed by an egg. Top with the biscuit top. Serve hot and enjoy!