Chef’s Corner

Chef Moe

Chef Moe

Photo by Kara Rivas

“Brunch special for a Jersey girl with southern roots.”

Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit

Course: Breakfast/Brunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Serving Size: 6 servings


Honey Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp pepper
    1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground paprika
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • ½ cup pickle juice

Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 4 tbsp butter (cut in cubes and cold)
  • 2 tbsp vegetable shortening

For Garnish

  • 1 slice of pork roll or Taylor ham
  • 2 slices pickles
  • honey


Southern Buttermilk Biscuits

  1. Whisk together dry ingredients.
  2. Mix cubed butter and shortening with fingers until the mixture resembles crumbles.
  3. Fold in buttermilk until combined.
  4. Roll out dough on a floured surface about ½ inch thick.
  5. Using a biscuit cutter, cut out 6 biscuits and place the biscuits on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 11 minutes at 450 degrees 
  7. Brush with butter and drizzle with honey

Honey Buttermilk Fried Chicken 

  1. Combine flour, cornstarch and seasonings, set aside.
  2. Whisk together buttermilk and pickle juice.
  3. Prepare chicken thighs and pat dry.
  4. Season chicken with Chef Moe’s All-Purpose Seasoning, place in brine mixture, brine for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove chicken thighs from brine and place on wire rack to allow excess brine to drip off. 
  6. Coat chicken thighs in seasoned flour mixture.
  7. Deep fry in vegetable oil at 375 degrees until golden brown and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  8. Drizzle with honey.

Photo by Leina Johnson

Chef Moe, Chef of the Culture is the executive chef of Cafe’ Neo Soul ™. He is a graduate of the iconic International Culinary Center, formerly known as The French Culinary Institute in NYC. He combines the sophistication of classic French cuisine with the “soul foods of the African diaspora” to create “Neo-Soul Food”. Every day at Cafe’ Neo Soul, you can expect to experience high-quality, culturally centered, and artful expressions of your favorite comfort foods from the American South, the Caribbean, South America, and everywhere the African diaspora resides around the world! To learn more about Cafe’ Neo Soul ™ , visit their website and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. To learn more about Chef Moe, follow him on Instagram and LinkedIn.