This post is sponsored by Idaho® Potato, thank you for helping to support Pook’s Pantry. As always, all opinions are my own.
Potato salad gets a spicy makeover when it meets all the components for pimento or pimiento cheese. Paired with fried chicken tenders on a cheddar dill potato biscuit, it makes the perfect picnic lunch.
When I was a kid, one of my favorite places to go was Greenfield Village. It’s like stepping back in time. Everyone is dressed in costume and there are various “shoppes” that make candles, leather goods, etc. It is also home to the Henry Ford museum, which is wonderful. All this cool stuff aside, the reason I really loved going there was the chicken. Seriously. I’d get my box lunch of chicken and potato salad, go sit on a blanket in the grass and I was happy as a clam. (Where did this saying come from? Are clams REALLY happy?!)
If only the younger me could’ve gotten her hands on this chicken tender biscuit sandwich! Oh, that would have been one happy little girl! Drizzled with spicy honey, this sandwich is so dang good! The soft biscuit gives way to the crunchy coating on the chicken and then the spicy honey hits your tongue for one incredible bite. Let’s talk for a minute how we get that coating, shall we?
When breading anything, this is the Standard Breading Procedure. Flour, then egg and lastly breadcrumb. Place your breaded items on a cooling rack set inside of a sheet pan and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 24. This helps the breading to stick to whatever you are coating, in this case – chicken, instead of falling off during cooking.
This would be the PERFECT menu for hanging out in the backyard with some friends. It also makes a great boxed lunch! Get a few containers, pack them up and you’re off! Does your company do picnic lunches for a day retreat? Wouldn’t this be a better option than a soggy turkey sandwich and a bag of crushed chips?
The spicy honey really make this sandwich go from good to GREAT! If you don’t like too much spice, you can reduce the amount of chilies or pull them out of the honey sooner so they don’t have a chance to infuse as much heat.
See below? These containers are PERFECT!
Potato Salad, how I love thee…
For the Pimento Cheese Potato Salad
Fried Chicken Tenders
Potato Cheddar Dill Biscuits
For the Potato Salad
For the Chicken and Honey
For the Biscuits