Crispy & Juicy: Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Recipe

If you are a fan of fast food that has a southern twist, this recipe is exactly what you need. The McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit is the perfect breakfast item to satisfy your cravings. It’s crispy, savory and pairs well with any beverage. Have you ever craved that perfect mix of juicy fried chicken fillet nested between warm buttermilk biscuits? That craving you can’t quite put your finger on! This recipe offers a fresh take on that old favourite.

In this article, I will guide you through the step-by-step instructions to make this delicious recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen. No need to visit the fast-food joint for a bite; instead, you can create Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit from start to finish with ease. With just a few ingredients and a little bit of patience, you will have a biscuit sandwich that’s equally impressive in taste as it is in appearance.

So, if you’re ready to experience some serious comfort food and impress your friends and family with your culinary skills, let’s get started. Give yourself the satisfaction of enjoying every tasty bite without leaving the house!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Mc Donald's Southern Style Chicken Biscuit
Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit

As a culinary explorer, I have had the opportunity to try food from all over the world. But sometimes, I crave a classic taste – something that feels like home. That’s where McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit comes in! This breakfast item strikes the perfect balance between savory and salty, with a crispy chicken fillet served on a fluffy buttermilk biscuit.

But why drive to McDonald’s when you can make this Southern Style Chicken Biscuit recipe in the comfort of your own kitchen? This recipe is quick and easy to make, and it tastes just like the fast-food version. Not to mention, you can customize it to your own taste preferences by adjusting the spices and other ingredients.

One reason you will love this recipe is because it is packed with flavor. The seasoning blend of poultry seasoning, onion powder, dill, MSG, ground black pepper, and kosher salt creates that signature Southern taste that we all know and love. The combination of these spices adds depth to the flavor profile of the chicken fillet that really sets this recipe apart.

Another reason you will love this recipe is because it is versatile. You can serve it as breakfast or even as a lunchtime snack. Plus, if you’re counting calories, you’ll be happy to know that this recipe offers a healthier alternative to fast-food options. By making slight adjustments like using low-fat buttermilk instead of whole milk and baking instead of frying the chicken fillets, this recipe reduces calories while still maintaining that same satisfying flavor.

So why opt for a boring breakfast sandwich when you can indulge in the classic taste of McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit? Trust me, trying out this recipe will be worth getting up early for!

Ingredient List

The Essential Ingredients

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • Poultry seasoning
  • Onion powder
  • Ground black pepper
  • Kosher salt
  • Low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • Reduced-sodium chicken broth

For the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour
  • Dill
  • MSG (optional)
  • Soybean oil or vegetable oil

The Southern Style Chicken Biscuit is a fast food breakfast item that consists of a crispy chicken fillet served on a buttermilk biscuit. To recreate this classic dish, start by preparing your essential ingredients. Begin with two boneless chicken breasts, which should be pounded to an even thickness for optimal cooking results. Next, you will need poultry seasoning, onion powder, ground black pepper, and kosher salt to properly season the chicken. Tenderize the meat by allowing it to marinate in a mixture of low-fat buttermilk and two beaten eggs before coating it in a flavored flour mix. For the Southern Style Chicken Biscuit recipe, you will need one cup of all-purpose flour mixed with dill and MSG (optional). Finally, for frying, use soybean oil or vegetable oil and reduced-sodium chicken broth to moisten the chicken biscuits.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we’ve got a good understanding of the ingredients in McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Recipe, let’s get cooking!

Prep the Chicken:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together 3 cups of all-purpose flour, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, 1 tablespoon poultry seasoning, 1 tablespoon onion powder, 1 tablespoon dill, and 2 teaspoons ground black pepper.
  3. Place 2 cups of low-fat buttermilk and 1 cup of reduced-sodium chicken broth into another large bowl and whisk to combine.
  4. Season four boneless chicken breasts with the flour mixture mentioned above.
  5. Dip each seasoned chicken breast into buttermilk-chicken broth mixture and shake off any excess.
  6. Return the chicken piece into the flour bowl, making sure it is completely coated.
  7. Place the coated chicken onto a baking sheet that has been lined with parchment paper.

Bake the Chicken:

  1. Drizzle some soybean oil on top of each piece of chicken breast.
  2. Place chicken breasts in preheated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked through and its internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Assemble the Sandwich:

  1. Bake biscuit according to baking instructions outlined in step (7) below.
  2. Cut the cooked chicken fillet in half and place it between two pieces of baked buttermilk biscuits.

Make Biscuits:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F.
  2. Add 2 cups of Wheat Flour and 2 teaspoons baking powder into a mixing bowl, whisk together.
  3. Add ⅔ cup Soybean Oil into dry ingredients slowly until it gets crumbly texture like sand.
  4. Slowly pour ¾ cup low-fat buttermilk into dry ingredients and stir until it gets wet dough texture instead of dry crumbs.
  5. Roll out dough onto a floured surface about ½ inch thick and cut with a cutter or like-shaped object that is about 2-3 inches in diameter.
  6. Place biscuits on a baking tray lined with parchment paper in one flat layer, close enough to touch each other so they rise tall together while baking; brush slightly with softened butter if available or any substitute you prefer
  7. Place in preheated oven for around 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden brown color appear on top.

And although McDonald’s Signature Southern Style Chicken Biscuit contains nature-identical extracts like MSG, you can enjoy this meal at home now with organic and natural products since this recipe does not call for its addition, which means no unnecessary additives are used here!

So go ahead and enjoy this crispy, tender, savory meal for breakfast or brunch any day of the week!

Substitutions and Variations

There are plenty of ways to mix up this Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Recipe and make it your own. If you’re looking for a healthier version, you can swap out the regular biscuit for a whole wheat or gluten-free option. You can also lighten up the chicken by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts and baking them instead of frying.

If you prefer some extra spice in your breakfast item, try adding some cayenne pepper or hot sauce to your breading mixture. You can also experiment with different seasonings like smoked paprika or garlic powder to give your chicken that extra kick.

For those who want a different protein source, you can substitute the chicken fillet for other meats like pork or turkey cutlets. You can even use tofu or tempeh for a vegetarian option.

If you’re looking for a smaller portion size, swap the full-sized biscuit regular for a Jr Southern Style Chicken Biscuit or even go for the McChicken Biscuit which uses a spicy chicken patty instead of batter-fried breast fillets.

Whatever variation you decide to try, just remember to adjust cooking times accordingly to ensure that everything is cooked through properly. With so many options available, there’s no excuse not to create your perfect breakfast sandwich!

Serving and Pairing

After baking a batch of these Southern Style Chicken Biscuits, it’s time to serve them up and enjoy the mouth-watering flavors. This breakfast item is great to share with family or friends, or you can enjoy it as a solo meal. The biscuits are best served hot, so plan accordingly when hosting guests.

These crispy and spicy chicken biscuits are perfect for pairing with your favorite breakfast drinks. For a classic southern breakfast experience, enjoy your chicken biscuit sandwich with a hot cup of coffee, milk or orange juice. If you want to jazz it up a bit, try adding some honey mustard, BBQ sauce, or hot sauce for some added flavor.

If you’re not in the mood for breakfast items, these scrumptious chicken biscuits also pair well with lunch menu options like french fries, coleslaw or potato salad. You can even include this dish on your appetizer platter and serve it as a delicious starter in your party menus.

While these Southern Style Chicken Biscuits are tasty enough to be enjoyed on their own, you can add some variation by pairing them with other items on the McDonald’s menu. For example, have a side of hash browns or small fries to create a more hearty meal. You can even transform this great breakfast biscuit sandwich into lunchtime fare by including it as part of a combo meal together with soft drinks.

Overall, Southern Style Chicken Biscuits are a great addition to any breakfast table that’s sure to please everyone- from picky eaters to devoted foodies alike. So go ahead and whip up a fresh batch yourself soon!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

When it comes to food, I know that convenience is key. That’s why I always love to make extra servings of my Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuits so that I can store them for later and reheat them quickly for a delicious breakfast or snack.

To make these biscuits ahead of time, simply follow the recipe as described in section (4) and allow the biscuits to cool down completely. Once they have cooled down, you can store them in an airtight container placed in the fridge for up to three days.

When you’re ready to enjoy your delicious homemade fast food chicken sandwich, preheat your oven to 350°F and place the biscuits on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Reheat them for about 5-7 minutes or until hot and crispy, and you’re all set!

Alternatively, you could also store the biscuits in the freezer for up to a month by wrapping them individually with aluminum foil before placing them into an airtight bag. To reheat the frozen biscuits, all you have to do is pop them into the oven at 375°F and heat them up for around 10-12 minutes or until they are fully cooked through.

Whether you’re reheating from fresh or frozen, these biscuits will still maintain their explosive southern flavors and crispy texture without losing their deliciousness. I often find myself making extra just so that I can have some leftover for later!

Tips for Perfect Results

To ensure that you get the best results when making the McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit at home, there are a few tips you should keep in mind.

First and foremost, it is important to marinate the chicken in the buttermilk mixture for at least 2 hours before cooking. This allows the flavors to penetrate the meat and helps to tenderize it. If you’re short on time, you can marinate the chicken overnight for even better results.

When it comes to breading the chicken, be sure to use a shallow dish or pie plate. This will make it easier to coat each piece of chicken evenly with the flour mixture. You can also use a zip-top plastic bag if you prefer.

For cripsy results, use a deep-fryer or a heavy-bottomed skillet filled with oil heated to 350°F (180°C). Be sure not to overcrowd the pan when frying as this can cause the temperature of the oil to drop and result in soggy chicken.

Once cooked, place the chicken on a wire rack rather than a paper towel-lined plate as this will help to prevent condensation from seeping into the crust and making it soft.

Finally, serve your McDonald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuits straight away while they’re still hot and crispy. They make for a delicious breakfast item or can be enjoyed anytime as a tasty snack.


As you master this Southern Style Chicken Biscuit recipe, you may have some questions or concerns. To offer guidance, here are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you along the way.

What is the McChicken biscuit made of?

For this recipe, you will need boneless chicken, flour made from wheat that has been bleached, water, vegetable oil made from a combination of canola oil, corn oil, and soybean oil (including hydrogenated soybean oil), wheat flour, modified corn starch, sea salt, a blend of spices, potassium chloride, salt, paprika, a natural sweetener called dextrose, sodium phosphates, and a variety of leavening agents such as ammonium bicarbonate, sodium acid pyrophosphate, and baking powder.

Is McDonald’s chicken biscuit real chicken?

In the world of fast food, the McChicken Biscuit sandwich is a delightful combination of a crispy chicken fillet paired with a perfectly baked biscuit that’s brushed with real butter. Similarly, the McGriddle sandwich also features the same succulent chicken sandwiched between two sweet maple griddle cakes. This delectable fast food option has been a favorite for many, and it’s not hard to see why.

Did McDonald’s stop selling the chicken biscuit?

McDonald’s most beloved breakfast item, the chicken biscuit, has unfortunately been discontinued. Fans of this flavorful dish will undoubtedly miss the unique combination of a warm biscuit and juicy chicken. It’s no surprise that the chicken biscuit was a popular choice amongst customers and generated a significant amount of revenue for the fast food chain.

What is in the chicken biscuit?

Get ready to treat your taste buds to a delicious breakfast classic that’s sure to satisfy your appetite! Our boneless chicken breast is packed with flavor, and cooked to perfection in 100% refined peanut oil. It’s then paired with a freshly baked buttermilk biscuit that’s made from scratch at each restaurant. With a crispy exterior and juicy interior, you won’t be able to resist this delectable dish. Let’s get cooking!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, the Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Recipe is a perfect recipe to satisfy your hunger for breakfast or even any time of the day. With its crispy southern-style chicken fillet and soft buttermilk biscuits combined, it will be sure to leave you satisfied and content.

This recipe offers so much flavor and nutrition with its reduced-sodium chicken broth and low-fat buttermilk ingredients. Plus, this dish can be customized by adding suitable ingredients according to your preference, such as spicy chicken or vegetables. The best part? Making the Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Recipe at home means you have control over the ingredients and can cut down on those extra calories.

With all of these benefits, it is hard not to recommend giving this recipe a try. If you are in the mood for a fast food treat that is healthier and just as delicious, then this recipe is definitely for you! Don’t hesitate; go ahead and whip up some homemade Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuits today!

Mc Donald's Southern Style Chicken Biscuit

Mc Donald’s Southern Style Chicken Biscuit Recipe

This is my version of the new McDonald's Southern Style Chicken Biscuits that they serve on their breakfast menu
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Prep Time 2 hrs
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 biscuits
Calories 1339.5 kcal


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon msg
  • 1 teaspoon pickling spices or 1 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 2 cups plain breadcrumbs, dried
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 biscuits


  • Cut each chicken breast horizontally down the center into 2 pieces, so that you have 4 pieces.
  • Place chicken pieces in a bowl and cover with chicken broth.Refrigerate and let chicken soak in broth for about 2 hours.
  • In a large bowl mix egg and buttermilk.remove chicken pieces from chicken broth and dip in the egg & milk mixture.
  • Season chicken with pickling spice or dill, pepper, onion powder, poultry seasoning and monosodium glutamate.
  • In a medium skillet or saucepan heat oil to 350 degrees.
  • Coat chicken pieces evenly in breadcrumbs.Place chicken in oil, and fry for about 15- 25 minutes until chicken is well done, turning chicken pieces once in oil.Remove from oil and pat grease off chicken.
  • Prepare biscuits as directed on box or package that biscuits came inches.
  • Place one chicken breast in each biscuit, and serve.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 435gCalories: 1339.5kcalCarbohydrates: 68.9gProtein: 32.9gFat: 104.5gSaturated Fat: 16.9gCholesterol: 154.8mgSodium: 1099.8mgFiber: 3.5gSugar: 6.1g
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