Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chicken Biscuits & Sausage Gravy

This is one BIG bad ass breakfast.

Homemade biscuits 

With fried chicken and smothered with sausage gravy.

Chicken Biscuits with Sausage Gravy
Serves 10
Recipe from Bon Appetit

Recipe for Biscuits

6 Tbsp. (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2" cubes
1/4 cup vegetable shortening or lard
4 cups all-purpose flour plus more
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1-3/4 cups buttermilk

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.  Place butter and shortening in freezer for 10 minutes.

Blend 4 cups flour and next 5 ingredients in a food processor.  Add butter and shortening.  Pulse mixture until it resembles coarse meal, 20-25 pulses.  Transfer mixture to a large bowl.  Gradually add buttermilk while tossing mixture with a fork (mixture will not be completely incorporated).  Knead in bowl with lightly floured hands just until dough forms, about 3 turns.

Transfer dough to a lightly floured surface.  Pat out dough until 1" thick.   Lift 1 side and fold it over.  Gently repeat 5 more times.  Roll dough to 3/4"-thick round.  Using a 3" biscuit cutter, cut biscuits from dough.  Gather scraps and repeat patting out and cutting biscuits for a total of 10 biscuits.

Place biscuits on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, spaced 1"-2" apart.  Bake until golden brown and tester inserted horizontally comes out clean, 12-15 minutes.  Transfer biscuits to a wire rack; let cool slightly.  Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note: Can be made 8 hours ahead.  Let cool completely.  Store in airtight container.

Recipe for Fried Chicken

1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1 Tbsp. chopped fresh dill
3-1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
1-3/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided.
Large pinch of cayenne pepper
10 small boneless, skin on chicken thighs
Vegetable oil (for fying)
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 Tbsp. peanut oil
1 large egg
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1-1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
10 slices cheddar (optional)

Whisk buttermilk, dill. 1-1/2 tsp. salt. 1 tsp. pepper, and cayenne in a large bowl.  Add chicken: turn to coat.  Cover; chill at least 3 hours or overnight.

Pour vegetable oil in a large pot to a depth of 2".  Attach a deep-fry thermometer to side of pot.  Heat oil over medium heat until 350 degrees F.

Whisk 1-1/4 cups water with remaining 2 tsp. salt, remaining 3/4 tsp. pepper, flour, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl.  Drain chicken well: pat dry with paper towels.  Working in batches, dip chicken into batter.  Fry chicken, turning occasionally, until skin is crispy and golden brown and chicken is just cooked through, 9-12 minutes per batch.  Drain chicken on paper towels.

Recipe for Sausage Gravy

1/2 lb. breakfast sausage
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
6 cups whole milk
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper

Cook sausage in a medium skillet over medium heat, breaking up into small pieces with the back of a spoon, until browned and cooked through, about 5 minutes; Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate to drain.

Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add flour; stir until pale yellow, about 2 minutes.  Gradually whisk in milk.  Bring to a boil, whisking constantly.  Reduce heat to medium; continue to whisk until thick, about 10 minutes.  Stir in drained sausage and red pepper flakes.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Note: Can be made ahead 1 day ahead.  Let cool completely, cover, and chill.  Rewarm before serving.

Split biscuits in half; place 1 bottom half on each plate.  Top each with a cheese slice, if desired, then a chicken thigh.  Spoon Sausage Gravy over chicken.  Place biscuit top over.



Bo said...

That is one fine looking biscuit!

Dave said...

Dear lord does that look delicious!

Alex said...

WOW all I can say is this is one good looking breakfast!!

Beth said...

I do love homemade biscuits. Nothing better!

Mister Meatball said...

I routinely walk barefoot over hot meatballs to get to this breakfast dish. Worth every "ouch" along the way.

Yours looks truly amazing.

Tina said...

Even as I would feel my heart slowing with every. single. delicious bite....I want this more than anything this Saturday morning!!

Lynn said...

OMG, those biscuits almost have me speechless! Almost... gotta try them soon, they look great!
PS-No Bloody Mary?:@)

Big Dude said...

Damn girl - you're killing me putting up a breakfast meal like this - I'm trying to lose a little weight, but I would have flown down to Florida for this. I'm intrigued by the dill in the chicken marinade.

The JR said...

But, oh so good!!!!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Oh, I just love a big Southern breakfast! This looks amazing!

Michelle said...

This looks so good!

Tanna said...

Oh, be still my heart!! I LOVE biscuits! With anything or nothing at all. But, that fried chicken with sausage gravy... AND cheese... well, I'm lickin' my chops! ;)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love biscuits and gravy. I don't eat them very often but when I do I clean my plate. I can't imagine how good it must be with fried chicken.

Anna and Liz Recipes said...

great idea for the biscuits! i love it!:)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Wonderful looking chicken biscuits with gravy. Must have been exhausted within minutes from the breakfast table.

Hamaree Rasoi

That Girl said...

Definitely a badass breakfast!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

best breakfast EVER! who could pass up smothered goodness with perfectly fried chicken

tasteofbeirut said...

This looks sinfully good! I had a friend who grew up in the bayous of Louisiana and told me how his mom made biscuits but had no money for gravy or any meat except the squirrels they would hunt, anyway, I am sure he'd be salivating if he saw this!

Southerncook said...

Velva, I laughed so hard when I read what you wrote. This is a MUST make soon for me, DH would LOVE it.

We had our dinner group last night and I took lots of pics. I will be sharing them sometime next week.

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Velva Thanks a ton for your sweet words. I hope your Indian guests would be showering you with compliments after tasting your preparation.

Hamaree Rasoi

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I think I would love this for dinner! You've just made me need to go to the kitchen for a snack :)

trump said...

Chicken and biscuits , in just about most restaurants when i lived in Florida. Richard

Claudia said...

This is down-home. comforting, nourishing, wake-me up food! I could spend three hours at your table.

From the Kitchen said...

Makes me feel right at home--back down south!


Heather S-G said...

Oh my garsh, this looks flippin' FANTASTIC! I just want to stare at the picture for a while and "will it" onto my table. Yum.

Ashley@Bakerbynature said...

I need this to magically appear on my table right now! Looks like an amazing breakfast or dinner - thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Oh my goodness, Velva! This looks absolutely mouthwatering!!!! The biscuits look perfect and that gravy sounds delish!
Have a happy and safe weekend! Blessings~

teresa said...

oh my gosh, i have to try this sandwich! delicious! i could eat this any time of day.

kitchen flavours said...

I could even have this for dinner with some salad! Looks so good! :)

Nutmeg Nanny said...

My oh my! These biscuit sandwiches look amazing!

Chris said...

Holy Heart Attack! That looks incredibly freaking good! That is a "get your butt back in bed and take nap because you're so full" breakfast.

Anonymous said...

Fried chicken, biscuits and can't get comfort food better than that.

Karen said...

Those biscuits are gorgeous! This looks like one very man-friendly meal!

Catherine said...

Dear Velva, That truly is a breakfast made in heaven!! I love it!! The fried chicken recipe sounds perfect!! as does everything else. Bravo!! Blessings, Catherine xo

Barbara said...

OMG, Velva! You wouldn't be trying to lead me astray, would you?? And right after vacation too.

Lea Ann said...

I saw this in Bon Appetit and bookmarked it to make. Is there anything better than Biscuits and Gravy ... and then add fried chicken. ohmy

Katherine Martinelli said...

Oh wow - you weren't kidding when you said "This is one BIG bad ass breakfast." It looks to die for. So glad to have discovered your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine :-)

Hungry Dog said...

This might put me in the hospital but it would definitely be worth it! Looks delish. The cream gravy reminds me of the kind my mother in law (in KY) makes.

Mimi said...

Looks fabulous!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Oh, those are amazing! A scrumptious speciality which I'd love to try. By the way, the biscuits are beautiful.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog!



Isabel Trejo said...

Me encanta esta receta, el pan hecho en casa, el pollo, la salsa, felicidades. Un beso

I love this recipe, homemade bread, chicken, salsa, congratulations. a kiss


garlutti said...

Hello from SPAIN VIGO ... that delicious recipe ... and then the filling is fantastic .. bsssMARIMI

Anonymous said...

I can feel the seams on my jeans stretching just from looking at the pictures.

Probably a Krispy Kreme for dessert...?

Heart-stopping (literally!) but sooo much Southern yumminess there!

Mary said...

This looks divine. I have never fried chicken in my life and this is seriously tempting me. Your plate looks mouthwatering.

Post a Comment