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Pimento Cheese Chicken Salad on Honey Butter Biscuits

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honey butter biscuits

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey

pimento cheese chicken salad

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 1 (4-ounce) jar pimentos, drained
  • 2/3 cup finely grated white cheddar cheese
  • 2/3   cup plain greek yogurt, I recommend whole or 2%, but do what ya want!
  • tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 cups arugula, for serving
  • bread and butter pickles, for serving


honey butter biscuits

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and salt. Using a fork, pastry blender or your hands, add the cold butter pieces to the flour and mix until coarse little crumbles remain. I use my hands and mix for almost 5 minutes. Make a well in the center and pour in the buttermilk, stirring with a large spoon until just combined, not overmixing. Use your hands if needed to bring the dough together – I did.
  • Pat dough into a circle that is about 1 1/2 inches thick. This will make TALL biscuits! Using a biscuit/cookie cutter, cut the dough into rounds and place on a nonstick baking sheet. You may need to bring the dough together and flatten it more to get the last few biscuits. Additionally, you could also just drop large spoonfuls of batter on the baking sheet and form them that way.
  • Bake the biscuits for 10 to 12 minutes or until they are golden and high. Whisk together the melted butter and honey. Remove from the oven and brush the honey butter all over the biscuits, then let them cool slightly.

pimento cheese chicken salad

  • In a large bowl, toss the shredded chicken with the salt, pepper and paprika. Toss in the bacon, onions, garlic, pimentos and cheese, stirring until evenly distributed. Whisk together the yogurt and mayo, then fold it into the chicken mixture, until every bit combined. I like a slightly “drier” chicken salad, but if you want it to be creamier, add in more mayo or yogurt by the tablespoon and mix until your desired consistency is reached.
  • To serve, brush the biscuits with more honey butter, cover with arugula and place a few spoonfuls of chicken salad on top. Add your pickles and you’re good to go!



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