New favorite dinner.

Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders I

I told you it was coming.

This is just the first of many of what I like to call the plethora of “football-ish” recipes I will be assaulting you with over the coming weeks. You know… good food that people like to eat while watching random sporting events, mostly occurring on Saturday and Sunday afternoons? Yes. This is it. [P.S. be on the lookout for the new 2014 football food recipe list… last year’s was insane. ]

I came across this recipe idea last week as I was googling “omg I need new chicken ideas because I’m so bored and if I eat one more boring piece of chicken I will probably die so please help.” Or, you know, something like that. At least that’s what my brain would google. My fingers googled “interesting chicken recipes,” which normally tends to yield nothing but this time… gave me this. I was dying.

Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders I

I really loved the idea of the chicken on the cornbread muffins, but you know how cornbread can sometimes be crumbly? I was just afraid that I would try to take a bite of the sandwich and be rewarded with crumbs in my shirt. Last year I made cornbread biscuits on top of chili so I knew it could work… and that they’d definitely hold up with the crispy chicken. And that they’d be CUTE AS HECK.

The chicken part was simple. I used my basic recipe for crunchy baked chicken fingers that I’ve been using for years – but used thin-sliced chicken breasts so the pieces fit nicely on the adorable biscuits.

Oh and I love the idea of cheddar and guac and maybe even bacon on these too. And since they are all I’ve been able to think about since last week – I’m probably doing that tonight. IF I can find some good avocados… which will probably be a big fat fail – like on Sunday when I busted open four avocados that were disastrous inside.

Terrible stuff.

Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders I

On another note, I mentioned yesterday that I wanted to do a giant closet purge and I did it successfully. I feel lighter than air.

On another another note, don’t mind my incessant use of Coke bottles in my recent posts. See, my husband gave up drinking all sorts of diet soda (which is HUGE for him) last year and has only been having an occasional cane-sugar sweetened pop every so often. I’m not really a carbonated beverage person because it burns my mouth, throat, neck, chest – you name it. THEN. He found a freaking case of Mexican Coke at Sam’s club. So, obviously I have about 800 bottles in the fridge and since I’m simple, am like “oh so pretty for a picture!” And then before I know it I use Coke bottles in, like, 14 straight posts.

Anyway. It tastes GOOD with this chicken.

Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders I


Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders

Yield: makes about 8-10 sliders

Prep Time: 2-24 hours

Cook Time: 45 minutes


biscuits + sandwiches
1 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup finely ground cornmeal
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cold, unsalted butter. cut into pieces
1 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/3 cup your favorite BBQ sauce
1/3 cup honey
1 cup butter lettuce
1 tomato, sliced

1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless thin-sliced chicken breasts, cut in half
3 cups low-fat buttermilk
1 1/2 cups panko bread crumbs
1/2 cup fine breadcrumbs
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


At least 2 hours (or the night) before, add the chicken to a baking dish and cover it with the buttermilk. Let it sit for 2 to 24 hours. About an hour before making the chicken, prepare and make the biscuits.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Using your fingers, a fork or a pastry blender, add the butter and mix until corse crumbs remain. Stir in the buttermilk and mix until a dough forms, using your hands to bring it together.

Place the dough on a floured workspace and roll/pat it until it is 1-inch thick. Use a 2 1/2-inch biscuit cutter to cut rounds our of the dough. Place them on a nonstick baking sheet at least 1 inch apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until biscuits are slightly golden and set. This recipe makes 8 to 10 biscuits.

Keep the oven at 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a wire rack on top. Spray the rack liberally with nonstick spray. Whisk together the panko, fine crumbs, flour, onion powder, smoked paprika, salt and pepper together in a large bowl.

Remove each piece of chicken from the buttermilk (it should have a very thick coating of buttermilk on it that allows the crumbs to adhere) and dredge it through the breadcrumb mixture. Press gently so the crumbs adhere and the entire piece of chicken is covered. Place the chicken on the wire rack. Spray each piece of chicken with a spritz of canola (or nonstick spray/high heat) oil so the crumbs are moistened. This will help them crisp up.

Bake the chicken for 15 minutes. Remove it from the oven and gently flip the pieces, spraying them again with the oil/spray so the other side crisps up. Bake the chicken for 15 more minutes them remove it from the oven. Assemble the sliders by spreading some of your favorite BBQ sauce on the biscuits. Add the chicken, drizzle honey on top, then add some lettuce and tomato. Eat up!

[idea from cooking light, biscuits slightly adapted from food network]

Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders I

Also I just typed this entire post while watching Magic Mike. So there’s that.

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60 Responses to “Crispy Buttermilk Baked Chicken + Corn Bread Biscuit Sliders.”

  1. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 28, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    This is quite the awesome post! I love those biscuits. They sound like they’d be perfect comfort food! And the thick, heirloom tomato slices. Now THAT is what can make a sandwich for me. And nothing beats an old-fashioned Coke in a glass bottle. Great photos!


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    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh — August 28, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    I was just craving the chicken biscuit sliders I make but I’m definitely giving your muffins a go and I’m thinking those babies dunked in chili would be pretty awesome!


  3. #
    Rachel Cooks — August 28, 2013 @ 7:01 am

    Loving that drizzle of honey on these!


  4. #
    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — August 28, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    Love the biscuit idea. Your choice of topping too, mind blowing. On wonder the chicken and corn combo works so well!
    Serve me some chips and I am there!


  5. #
    Cat Colbert — August 28, 2013 @ 7:06 am

    This recipe looks really good! One question though, how would I adjust the biscuit recipe if I take out the brown sugar? Thanks.


    • Jessica — August 28th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      i think you can probably just leave it and not change anything else since it’s not a large amount – if you can, i’d recommend leaving in some sort of sugar so it tastes like traditional cornbread.


  6. #
    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — August 28, 2013 @ 7:24 am

    Stop, just stop. This is too much for 7:30 am. I want this. In my belly Right now. Gahhhhh.


  7. #
    Tieghan — August 28, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    I love this idea!! I am have been out of ideas lately and it is terrible, it’s like I have one giant brain freeze!! Ugh.

    I have been raking my brain for football foods because I am so excited for football season it is not even funny. And I mean, I do not even watch football. I just like idea. The food, the cool weather all that stuff! And now I am crazy excited about these sliders. They are awesome. Freaking awesome! You are are genius!


  8. #
    Sues — August 28, 2013 @ 7:47 am

    This looks like the BEST CHICKEN EVER. And I don’t ever get excited about chicken.


  9. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — August 28, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    Oh wow, these look phenomenal!!! And I like your guac idea too…. I used to hate avocados but can’t get enough now. Congrats on your closet purge! I need to do one too. I know neon isn’t really a fall colour (and I refuse to accept that we’re headed into fall) but neon will be staying in my closet for a while longer too!


  10. #
    Juliana — August 28, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    Football Season + how sweet it is = true love


  11. #
    Christina — August 28, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    I haven’t had breakfast yet and now I really want one of these. Would that be weird?


  12. #
    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — August 28, 2013 @ 7:57 am

    We just went out and bought the cane sugar sweetened cokes too last week for Tony to make his Jack and Cokes. He was a happy man that night. :)

    The biscuits look amazing! I’ve been craving biscuits and cornbread lately. I’m thinking making these would be the definitely of “killing two birds with one stone”.


  13. #
    Km n MD — August 28, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Yum! I am excited for the football food! Oh, and congrats to Mr. How Sweet for giving up diet sodas!


    • Eddie — August 28th, 2013 @ 8:10 am

      Thanks Kim! It wasn’t easy but being able to taste food again is a nice reward.


  14. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — August 28, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    Love how you made corn bread biscuits as the bun. Very cool idea! I can’t help but CRAVE coke now that I’ve seen that first picture. The bubbles! My mouth is salivating. And I don’t even like coke that much anymore! But I can never resist a classic bottle, because that’s just plain good, nostalgic fun. Keep ’em coming!


  15. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — August 28, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    This looks ah-mazing!!!!!


  16. #
    Jocelyn @BruCrew Life — August 28, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    Well, now I’m craving this and it is still breakfast time! These sound amazing!


  17. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 28, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    You just touched everything in my heart that loved growing up in the southern/Midwest US. Biscuits, crispy chicken, honey all in sandwich form…love love love!


  18. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — August 28, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Mmmmm. Crispy Chicken and Biscuits – love the new take on them!!!


  19. #
    Ashley — August 28, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    Cornbread biscuit sandwiches!!! Love that idea!


  20. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 28, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    OMG carbonation burns my life, toooooooo.

    bee tee double ew, I finally had some iced coffee 2 days ago. Bammidy bam.


  21. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — August 28, 2013 @ 9:18 am

    these + magic mike + beer = The perfect Wednesday night.


  22. #
    Carly @ Snack Therapy — August 28, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    Stop it. I love you. (< not in a creepy way though) (<although saying that kind of makes it sound creepier)


  23. #
    Kaitlin @4loveofcarrots — August 28, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    this sounds amazing! I love cornbread biscuits! I wish this was on the menu for tonight.


  24. #
    Becks @ eatwriterunrepeat — August 28, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    The coke bottles are adorable :-)


  25. #
    Whitney @ Whitney Society — August 28, 2013 @ 9:52 am

    That looks really good. I’ll have to try that on one of my cheat days!


  26. #
    bridget {bake at 350} — August 28, 2013 @ 9:59 am

    These look so, so awesome. And there is no better soft drink than a Mexican Coke. It’s true! Plus, they look really cute!


  27. #
    Jamie@Milk n Cookies — August 28, 2013 @ 10:02 am

    Oh yum! This is such a fun, whimsical take on the classic chicken and biscuits combo. This would be perfect tailgating food!


  28. #
    Melanie B — August 28, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    I’m amazed because this looks so delish, AND you are the ultimate multi-tasker. I find it impossible to function while watching that movie.


  29. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — August 28, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    I think this dinner was made for me! Everything I love soooo much all in one. Genius!


  30. #
    Molly @ Bakelette — August 28, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Biscuits and crispy chicken are two of my favorite things to eat! Turn them into sliders and oh my gosh foodie freakout!!


  31. #
    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — August 28, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Obviously the food looks amazing but you REALLY know how to make a coke look pretty dang delicious too.


  32. #
    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — August 28, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    I love that this chicken is oven baked because I just don’t fry…it’s messy. Those little corn biscuits look so delicious, too. I would love this for dinner!


  33. #
    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — August 28, 2013 @ 1:00 pm

    I love the drizzle of honey. Honey is so great on chicken and on cornbread. I cannot wait to try these.


  34. #
    Maria Tadic — August 28, 2013 @ 1:01 pm

    I love the idea of a cornbread biscuit – combines two of the yummiest types of bread ever! Can’t wait to make these for breakfast!


  35. #
    Anna — August 28, 2013 @ 1:03 pm

    Wow, this is such a great idea! Can’t wait to see what else you’ve got in store for football season!!


  36. #
    Rachel — August 28, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    You’re killing me. Seriously. How am I ever going to get in shape for a cruise if I keep stumbling about recipes like this?!


  37. #
    Ashlee@HisnHers — August 28, 2013 @ 1:20 pm

    My Whataburger chicken biscuit loving husband will die over this recipe! YUM!


  38. #
    Eileen — August 28, 2013 @ 1:46 pm

    Oh man, what a great idea! Why have I never used cornbread as a bun for anything before? I definitely need to put these on the short list of burgers and burger-ish sandwiches to try!


  39. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — August 28, 2013 @ 2:22 pm

    There isn’t anything about these sliders that I don’t like…other than the fact that I’m not eating them right now. Cornbread love!


  40. #
    Andrea — August 28, 2013 @ 2:39 pm

    I dislike soda for the same reason! I have found that pouring it in a glass of ice helps…but still, I’d rather use those calories for other yummy things. Those chicken sandwiches look YUM!


  41. #
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — August 28, 2013 @ 6:11 pm

    Vert nice. This is my kind o meal.


  42. #
    Ann @ PersnicketyBiscuit — August 28, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

    This looks fabulous, from the biscuits to the oven-fried chicken. Definitely going on my list of things to make soon!


  43. #
    dervla — August 28, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    so proud of you for that closet purge, it’s hard I know. Unfortunately it just frees up space for me to buy more…heheh


  44. #
    kylie @ immaeatthat — August 28, 2013 @ 10:15 pm

    mind blown.


  45. #
    Becki's Whole Life — August 29, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    I love the biscuits by themselves (cornbread biscuits, yum) and I totally love the little fried chicken pieces. Putting them together – I can see why this would be a favorite. I think the guac and cheddar would be stellar!


  46. #
    RavieNomNoms — August 29, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Oh my goodness those look SO good! What a great combo!


  47. #
    HeatherChristo — August 29, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    OH. MY. GAWD….


  48. #
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  49. #
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  50. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — August 29, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    These are crazy! I love the cornbread biscuits! I can’t wait for all the football food. I feel like that is my favorite part about my husband being so obsessed with getting to cook and EAT. woot. go team.
    also…magic mike. <3333333



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