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Honey Butter Chicken and Biscuit

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Honey butter chicken and biscuits combine homemade biscuits with perfectly seasoned chicken tenderloins that are cooked in the Air Fryer and then smothered with delicious honey butter. Top this crispy sandwich with pickles for the most delicious chicken and biscuits everyone will be asking for week after week. 

Honey Butter Chicken and Biscuit

If you are from Texas or visited there is a good chance you have been to the famous Whataburger that everyone loves! If you are lucky enough to go during breakfast time you most likely have been tempted by the honey butter chicken biscuit and know how amazing it is! Sadly for most of us, we don’t live near a Whataburger, but the good news is that this Copycat Honey Butter Chicken and Biscuit tastes just like the one you get at your local Whataburger. 

honey butter chicken and biscuits

You will love the crispy chicken, the flaky biscuit with the spicy honey. Once you make this at home you will be in Whataburger heaven all over again! 

If you love a good copycat recipe be sure to try our famous Air Fryer Copycat McDonald’s Apple Pies and our Slow Cooker Copycat Cracker Barrel Apples

What do I need to get started?

  • Self-rising flour – or all purpose flour and baking powder
  • Sugar
  • Unsalted butter
  • Buttermilk – if you don’t have buttermilk you can add a Tablespoon of vinegar to milk
  • Kosher salt
  • Chicken tenderloins – or chicken thighs
  • Eggs
  • All purpose flour – or gluten free flour
  • Seasoned panko bread crumbs – or regular bread crumbs
  • Lemon zest
  • Smoked paprika
  • Ground black pepper
  • Honey
  • Hot sauce – Cajun or Tabasco or your favorite
  • Dill pickles – or sweet pickles

How to Make Honey Butter Chicken and Biscuits

For the biscuits:

  • Preheat the oven to 425°
  • Spray a cookie sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
mix the dry ingredients
  • Work in the butter quickly, until it is incorporated in the flour.
  • Stir in the buttermilk until soft dough forms.
Stir in the buttermilk until soft dough forms
  • Lightly flour a work surface, then place your dough on the flour and roll out until 1 inch thick.
  • Using a biscuit cutter, cut out your biscuits and place on the pan.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown.

For the chicken:

  • Spray your airfryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut off any excess fat on the chicken, and pat dry.
  • In a shallow dish add the slightly beaten eggs.
  • In a separate shallow dish, combine the flour, kosher salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  • In another shallow dish, add the seasoned bread crumbs and lemon zest.
set up all your dishes to dip
  • Dip the chicken in the flour mixture first and coat well, then in the eggs, then press into bread crumbs, making sure to coat the chicken well.
Dip the chicken in the flour mixture first and coat well, then in the eggs
  • Repeat until all of your chicken is coated.
  • Place the coated chicken in the airfryer basket, and spray each chicken piece with olive oil or cooking spray.
Place the coated chicken in the airfryer basket, and spray each chicken piece with olive oil or cooking spray
  • Return your airfryer basket to the airfryer base and set your airfryer to 375° for 10 minutes.
add in all your pieces and than air fry
  •  Flip your chicken and spray with the non-stick spray and fry for 5 more minutes.
air fry all your pieces and flip once

For the butter:

  • In a small bowl, add the butter, honey, and your favorite hot sauce.
  • Mix until smooth.

To assemble:

  • Cut the biscuits open, and slather both sides with the honey butter.
Cut the biscuits open, and slather both sides with the honey butter
  • Add a piece or two of chicken, some pickles and serve!
  • Enjoy!
honey butter chicken and biscuits

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You want to make sure that the butter is very cold. If it gets warm then the biscuits will not be nice and flaky. 
  • Be sure to spray the chicken well on both sides with the non-stick cooking spray. 
  • Your dough needs to be at least 1 inch thick for the biscuits. Any thinner will not make them big and flaky. 
  • If you want to speed up time, you can use Grands Flaky Biscuits from the refrigerated section at the grocery store. 
  • If you are worried about the spice you can omit the tabasco from the honey. 
honey butter chicken and biscuits

Storage

Honey butter chicken and biscuits are best enjoyed fresh. If you plan to have leftovers, store the chicken and biscuits separately. Place the chicken in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days and store your biscuit in a storage bag at room temperature for up to 5 days. 

Reheating

To reheat your chicken you will want to cook it in the microwave for about 1 minute. You will want to warm up the biscuit separately.

Honey Butter Chicken and Biscuit

Honey Butter Chicken and Biscuit

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Honey butter chicken and biscuits combine homemade biscuits with perfectly seasoned chicken tenderloins that are cooked in the Air Fryer and then smothered with delicious honey butter. Top this crispy sandwich with pickles for the perfect sandwich that everyone will be asking for week after week.

Ingredients

  • For the biscuits:
  • 3 cups self-rising flour
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 7 Tablespoons cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cup butter milk
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • For the chicken:
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenderloins, skinless and trimmed
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup seasoned panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • For the butter:
  • 1/2 butter, softened
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2-3 dashes of hot sauce, Cajun or Tabasco
  • Sliced dill pickles for serving

Instructions

For the biscuits:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine the flour, sugar, and salt.
  4. Work in the butter quickly, until it is incorporated into the flour.
  5. Stir in the buttermilk until soft dough forms.
  6. Lightly flour a work surface, then place your dough on the flour and roll out until 1 inch thick.
  7. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out your biscuits and place them on the pan.
  8. Place in the oven and bake for 15 - 20 minutes until golden brown.

For the chicken:

  1. Spray your air fryer basket with a non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cut off any excess fat on the chicken, and pat dry.
  3. In a shallow dish add the slightly beaten eggs.
  4. In a separate shallow dish, combine the flour, kosher salt, black pepper, and smoked paprika.
  5. In another shallow dish, add the seasoned bread crumbs and lemon zest.
  6. Dip the chicken in the flour mixture first and coat well, then in the eggs, then press into bread crumbs, making sure to coat the chicken well.
  7. Repeat until all of your chicken is coated.
  8. Place the coated chicken in the air fryer basket, and spray each chicken piece with olive oil or cooking spray.
  9. Return your air fryer basket to the air fryer base and set your air fryer to 375° for 10 minutes.
  10.  Flip your chicken and spray with the non-stick spray and fry for 5 more minutes.

For the butter:

  1. In a small bowl, add the butter, honey, and your favorite hot sauce.
  2. Mix until smooth.

To assemble:

  1. Cut the biscuits open, and slather both sides with the honey butter.
  2. Add a piece or two of chicken, some pickles, and serve!
  3. Enjoy!

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