Yesha Callahan

Let’s Dish: Chick-fil-A Has Nothing On This Chicken Biscuit


Every once in a while I get in a mood to recreate some of the food served at fast food restaurants, but I always add my own touch to their usually bland recipes.  And speaking of bland, I don’t know how people digest any chicken from Chick-fil-A.  One word. Tasteless.

A few weeks ago I figured I’d create my own version of their chicken biscuit and scoured the internet for some ideas. I scoffed at the suggestion a friend made and when they said to use canned biscuits. What? First of all, those biscuits are disgusting. Second of all, I’m afraid of the can exploding in my face.

To start off, get your chicken frying. Here’s a simple recipe I use:

2 large pieces of boneless chicken breast (cut into halves)

1 tsp salt

1 tsp freshly ground pepper

1 tsp garlic

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1 pinch ground cinnamon

1 1/2 cups of whole milk

3/4 stick of butter

11/2 cups all-purpose flour

Peanut oil

Typically I season my chicken over night and let it sit in the fridge.  After seasoning, I mix the milk and melted butter in a bowl and dip the chicken in. Once it’s coated, I think dip it into the flour and add a little extra seasoning on top.  I typically let my peanut oil heat up for about 10 min.  Then I fry until golden brown.


2 cups baking mix (Jiffy or Bisquick)     1/2 cup sour cream      1/2 cup 7-Up soda (any clear carbonated drink will work)      1/4 cup melted butter


1 Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
2 Mix the sour cream into your biscuit mix.  You just want to make sure that each portion of your {wet} ingredient gets coated with the dry mix.
3 Stir in 1/2 cup 7 Up. The dough will be very soft, don’t worry.
4 Melt butter in a 9 inch square pan. I stick my pan and butter in the oven for a few minutes. Just a few though, the butter will burn, so watch it.
5 Scoop out the dough with a large spoon and place each scoop about 1/2 inch apart
6 Bake for 12-15 minutes or until brown.

Honey  Mustard Sauce- The easiest recipe comes from the Neely’s! Lovveeee them!

1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/2 cup honey
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoons lemon juice
Salt and pepper

Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl, and have honey mustard sauce.

Grab a biscuit, cut it open, slide in a piece of chicken, top it with honey  mustard sauce & lettuce..and there you have it…a better tasting biscuit than Chick-fil-A.

Here just a few comments from my friends:

Reggie White Mmm…just 299 more sandwiches!

Diana Veiga Why you don’t be calling me?!

Dawn Box Givens Dang! That’s ridiculous!

Reggie White Real talk, I’d massage scalps and oil up my woman’s ankles for a sammich like THAT!

Aiesha Turman What! Let me hop on Amtrak.


Each week, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite recipes! Use the comment section to share some of yours!

  1. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    Now how is this going to be posted right after the clean eating raw food pictures-lol.

  2. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    OMG..I’m drooling! And the cinnamon? I never thought of adding that as a seasoning..I’ll have to try it.

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      The cinnamon kicks up the other spices a notch.


  3. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    each sandwich is about 1000 calories, about 3/4 to half of your daily caloric intake.

    and please don’t talk about moderation. most people don’t know what that means, esp. in relation to the way their bodies manifest moderation and excess consumption.

    this is sorta awful. it’s not just the calories and fat, but the use of jiffy/bisquick/soda, etc which are filled with additives and chemicals. it’s sad that people still eat like this.


    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      If you don’t like it, don’t eat it. Pretty simple concept. Who are you to judge what someone eats/or/doesn’t eat in moderation. Like Nikkoli said, there’s a plant based post w/your name on it below.

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      Gworl, please. If you are so offended, then don’t make it. She isn’t ordering us to eat this…for those of us who can afford some extra calories, we have a scrumptious and delicious option. Sorry-not sorry – I am making this this weekend for me and my honeypie. Why don’t you go eat a carrot and leave the rest of us with our 1000 calories to enjoy 🙂

    • March 1, 2014 - Reply


      5 miles in the a.m….5 miles in the p.m…thankfully I have the luxury of working from home…

      Secondly, I write about a lot of things on this site…and rarely do I offer op-eds. Just b/c I’m “reporting” something, doesn’t mean I agree with it. But since you’re keeping track, that same day also wrote about a soldier not saluting the flag, doesn’t mean I’m a fan of the military, I also wrote about Rick Ross..doesn’t mean I’ve never listened to him.

      But I’m glad you know my life 🙂

      Good Day.

  4. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    Oh stfu & go read the plant based recipes post.

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      the same writer posts stuff on healthy eating, nutrition and exercise. and obviously tries to write with authority on the subject.

      imo, while i get indulgence, i don’t get the insistence on using artificial, chemical-laden, mass produced, commercial products.

      she completely discredits anything she writes on health. i guess i prefer my health advocates to not travel 2000 miles from the reservation.

      this is like a paula deen recipe.

      • February 28, 2014 - Reply


        Hi omfg – thanks for your comment. Yesha does not write our health and fitness post. She does write on health/mental news – but in no way has she ever tried to push or talk about diet/nutrition. We recently brought on some health and fitness writers to write more – hence the Plant based diet post today.


      • February 28, 2014 - Reply



        I do not write on an authority on health/fitness. I offer commentary, which is no where close to “authority”. If you’d like to know my fitness routine, which includes 10 miles a day of running, weight training, cardio & juicing… by all means I can email it to you.


  5. February 28, 2014 - Reply

    I would just like to say I would like this to stay at clutch. I don’t if it’s been represented before but his is my first recipe I can recollect.. I’d like to see more as I’m always trying new recipes ..this sounds delish …will be trying

    • February 28, 2014 - Reply


      I agree! Yesha seems like she knows her way around some good dishes. I would love to get all of the ladies’ recipes of their favorite foods. It’s always better from someone’s personal kitchen!

  6. March 1, 2014 - Reply

    Back in the day, I actually liked Chik- Fil-A chicken biscuits (used to work there) and adding cinnamon to enhance the other spices? Can’t wait to try it!

  7. March 2, 2014 - Reply

    As a personal trainer, moderation is the key. I tried this recipe last night & limited myself to ONE. It was mouth watering delicious.

  8. March 3, 2014 - Reply

    I dunno. The biscuit looks like it would be good by itself or with the chicken. But all that other stuff with it looks nasty. I just can’t imagine putting honey mustard on a biscuit with lettuce….

  9. March 7, 2014 - Reply

    That biscuit looks disgusting. Looks like something the dog threw up

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