When we think Texas, we think football, cowboy boots and barbecue. Recently, a new Texas staple has broken through the food barrier: the honey butter chicken biscuit.
Story by Andrea Ocanas
Illustrations by Jacob Sepulveda
The perfect combination of our favorite foods, honey butter chicken biscuits are becoming a widespread Texas phenomena. The next time you wake up craving a piece of fried chicken heaven, be sure to check out one of these Austin favorites.
Fried Chicken Biscuit
$9.95 - 24 Diner, 600 N. Lamar Blvd.
Buttermilk batter-fried chicken on a buttermilk biscuit, what’s not to love? At 24 Diner, the customer’s choice of white or dark meat is tossed and fried in a mouth-watering buttermilk batter, served on a flaky buttermilk biscuit, topped with - you guessed it - honey and butter.
This take on the HBCB stands out because instead of a combined honey butter sauce, this biscuit is served with brown sugar butter and honey separately, but still packed with goodness. The addition of red chile flakes adds a little Texas heat.
Fried Chicken Biscuit
$9 - Counter Café, 626 N. Lamar Blvd.
It is time to talk honey-infused butter. Counter Café offers a flaky, crispy, fluffy breakfast sandwich that covers not only all the texture bases, but also the taste ones.
This fried chicken thigh on a homemade biscuit is served with honey butter on the side, ready for you to slather on plentifully. For those of you looking out for the healthier options in life, never fear. Counter Café certainly will not forget your side of collard greens.
#16 Biscuits with Whipped Honey Butter
$5 - Stella San Jac, 310 E. 5th St.
Finally, this is the option all you vegetarians have been waiting for. While this particular menu item defies the definition of a honey butter chicken biscuit, the biscuits with whipped honey butter at Stella San Jac are worth mentioning.
These flakey homemade biscuits are a “Stella Signature” and overall customer favorite. The biscuits themselves are served warm in a basket of 16. A perfect balance of doughy, but not too dense, the biscuits alone will make an impression. Add some creamy honey butter to the mix and you have one unforgettable Austin biscuit.