Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

With autumn upon us, baking is becoming a more regular part of many of our lives. Most weeks, I'm baking bread, muffins, cookies, or some other delightful carb-heavy treat. Hey, life is hardly normal and we all have our coping mechanisms! Another favorite in my home are cheesy biscuits. I'll admit that they often end up being scones as well, since the two are definitely cousins of one another. But when I end up with a batch of little cheese-studded biscuits, I lean toward making delightfully tasty little chicken sandwiches.

Since the garden is still providing yummy tomatoes, I use generous slices of that to help offset the heat in both the chicken and the spicy mayo. The result is a tender, tasty sandwich that still leaves room on your plate for a tasty salad and cobs of golden corn. It's a beautiful transition meal that can only truly be enjoyed while the corn is still on the cob and the tomatoes are plump and juicy.

Make sure you pound the chicken to an even thickness and sear it well to give it a spicy crust with tender, juiciness within. Watch the size of your "patties" as you may need to trim them to make sure they will fit nicely on your biscuits. Don't worry - just add the chicken to your next stir-fry, casserole, or soup!

Spicy Chicken Biscuit Sandwiches

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 6 oz. each), pounded flat
  • 2 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 2 T. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • ½ tsp. granulated garlic
  • ½ tsp. ground chipotle pepper
  • 2 biscuits - I used cheddar cheese biscuits
  • 2 slices tomato

Rub the thin chicken thighs with the cajun seasoning on all sides and either cook in a very hot panini press or in a very hot skillet. The chicken should be cooked through and fairly seared on the outside. Remove to a plate and keep warm.

Combine the mayonnaise, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, and chipotle pepper to make a seasoned sandwich spread.

Slice the biscuits in half and spread the seasoned sandwich spread generously on both cut sides of each biscuit. Add the tomato and the warm chicken. Serve immediately.

  • Yields: 2 servings
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes