Fried Chicken Biscuits with Sausage Gravy

Biscuits and gravy, a classic southern comfort breakfast, is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face. The combination of fluffy biscuits, crispy fried chicken, and rich sausage gravy is simply irresistible. But before you start salivating, let’s break down the recipe so you can recreate this mouthwatering dish at home.

Ingredients and Instructions

Chicken

Marinade

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 2 cups of buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of hot sauce

In a large bowl, mix buttermilk, mustard, and hot sauce. Add the chicken thighs and marinate overnight or for at least eight hours.

Dredge

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 3 tablespoons of kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons of black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Vegetable or peanut oil for frying (enough to fill the pot about 4 inches)

Combine flour and all the spices in a large bowl, then mix well. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and add it to the flour mixture, ensuring it is well-coated. In a separate bowl, add the egg to the buttermilk marinade and mix well. Dip the floured chicken into the buttermilk/egg mixture and return it to the flour, coating it thoroughly. Place the battered chicken on a plate and refrigerate while you heat the oil to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Fry the chicken in batches for approximately thirteen minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Set the fried chicken aside.

Sausage Gravy

  • 1 pound Cajun sausage (remove casing)
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 cups of milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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Start by cooking the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat until it browns. Add butter and melt it, then mix in the flour. Cook until a nice, blonde roux forms, which should take about five minutes. Slowly whisk in the cream, followed by the milk, adding the milk gradually to allow the sauce to thicken. Depending on your preferred gravy consistency, you may need to adjust the amount of milk. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper if desired.

Biscuits

  • 4 Biscuits (store-bought or homemade)

If using store-bought biscuits, follow the instructions on the package. Alternatively, you can bake your own homemade biscuits using your favorite recipe. Once the biscuits are warm, split them in half.

To serve, place a piece of fried chicken on a biscuit and generously pour the sausage gravy over it. For an extra touch of flavor, sprinkle some chopped green onions on top if available.

Now that you have the recipe, it’s time to bring some southern flair to your breakfast table. Enjoy the delightful combination of crispy chicken, fluffy biscuits, and creamy sausage gravy. For more delicious recipes, visit Rowdy Hog Smokin BBQ.