Recipe Details

Crispy fried chicken, marinated in buttermilk and Cattlemen's® Carolina Tangy Gold with its signature blend of mustard, aged cayenne pepper and smoky-sweet BBQ sauce, on a flaky biscuit with a barbecue honey butter.

BBQ Honey Butter

  1. Place softened butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat with paddle attachment on medium until butter is light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Scrape down sides of bowl and add Mississippi BBQ Sauce. Beat on medium until fully incorporated. Hold refrigerated for service.

Prep

  1. In a bowl combine buttermilk, Carolina BBQ Sauce, and RedHot. Add chicken and toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. In a bowl whisk together first amounts of flour and Montreal Chicken Seasoning. In another bowl, whisk together second amount of flour, salt, and pepper.
  3. Remove chicken from buttermilk and place on a wire rack to drain slightly. Place each chicken section into the Montreal Chicken Seasoned flour individually. Squeeze the flour mixture into the chicken to create a thicker coating with ridges and bumps.
  4. Place on a clean rack and let stand for 5 minutes to allow the flour to hydrate. Repeat this process with the Montreal Chicken seasoned flour. Finally coat chicken pieces in salt and pepper seasoned flour in the same fashion. Place on clean rack and hold refrigerated for service.

Service

  1. Set fryer to 350°F. For each serving, fry one portion of chicken until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165°F. Allow to drain slightly then dust with 1 teaspoon of RedHot Seasoning.
  2. Split 1 biscuit and spread both heel and crown with 1 tablespoon BBQ Honey Butter. Place hot fried chicken on heel of biscuit and finish with crown. Serve hot with additional Frank's Honey Butter on the side.

CHEF’s TIP!

This fried chicken would be great in a more traditional fried chicken sandwich or switch out the chicken breast for whole bone-in chicken for a spicy fried chicken entrée!