The Disco Biscuit as Served at Guyutes in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma as seen on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives episode DV3212H.
Recipe courtesy of Guyutes

The Disco Biscuit

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  • Level: Advanced
  • Total: 10 hr 45 min (includes brining time)
  • Active: 1 hr 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings


Disco Chicken Marinade:

Disco Flour:

Spicy Honey Butter:

Cheddar Biscuits:



Special equipment:
a squirt bottle; a deep-fryer or deep-fry thermometer
  1. For the disco chicken marinade: Put on your best disco clothes and shoes. Lay chicken breasts flat on a cutting board. Carefully slice each breast in half, horizontally. Take cut chicken and place flat in a resealable plastic bag, then close bag. Now it's time for Poundtown. Put bag back on cutting board and use a meat hammer, large pot or rolling pin and pound out chicken without breaking bag to 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick. Remove chicken from bag and place in a large deep container. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts.
  2. Add buttermilk, salt, pepper and jalapenos to a food processor or blender. Process until jalapenos are pulverized, 2 to 3 minutes. Pour buttermilk mixture from processor into the container on top of chicken and return to refrigerator. Let chicken marinate in mixture for at least 8 hours.
  3. For the disco flour: Mix flour, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin and garlic powder in a bowl until combined. Take a break and put on some disco music. Set disco flour aside until ready to dredge disco chicken.
  4. For the spicy honey butter: Add butter, honey and cayenne pepper to a large pot. Bring mixture to a simmer and whisk vigorously. Cook until all butter is melted, then remove pot from stovetop and let mixture cool completely. Pour cooled spicy honey butter into a squirt bottle. Again, take a break and ponder if disco was the best music of the 70's. Maybe so, maybe not. Do not refrigerate spicy honey butter; store at room temp!
  5. For the Cheddar biscuits: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  6. Combine flour, butter, cheese, baking powder, granulated sugar, salt and brown sugar in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Turn on mixer and mix until slightly grainy, not doughy, then turn off mixer. Add buttermilk, milk and cream and mix until doughy and well-mixed, then turn off mixer and remove dough from mixer bowl.
  7. Grease a muffin tin and form 5-ounce dough balls with your hands. Add dough balls to muffin tin and press down in muffin slots. Bake until tops are golden brown, 40 to 45 minutes. Now dim the lights and turn on the disco ball.
  8. For the assembly: If pan-frying, add oil to a pan and heat up to 350 degrees F. If using a deep-fryer, add oil and set fryer temperature to 350 degrees F.
  9. Remove chicken breasts one at a time from disco marinade and dredge in disco flour, pressing down on chicken to ensure a good coating on both sides. Remove chicken from disco flour and place into hot oil. Fry until chicken is golden brown and a meat thermometer inserted in the center registers an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, 5 to 7 minutes. Grab a regular thermometer and place it under your tongue—it should read above 98.6 because you're on fire!
  10. Grab a plate and make a design on it with the spicy honey butter. Cut a biscuit in half and put on plate. Add a little more spicy honey butter on biscuit halves. Place disco chicken on top of biscuits and cover chicken in spicy honey butter. Grab finely chopped green onions and sprinkle on top of disco chicken. Give yourself a high five! If you're not dancing, then start! With a knife (optional) and fork, cut into disco biscuit and savor the flavor(town). You have just made and now eaten a Guyutes Disco Biscuit. You are special, and don't let anyone tell you differently. (Make 7 more sandwiches in same manner.)

Cook’s Note

Jalapenos vary widely on their amount of heat, so you may need to adjust amount for disco marinade. Oven temperatures vary, so keep an eye on biscuits after 30 minutes to ensure they come out golden brown. If frying disco chicken in a deep-fryer, set another basket on top so it doesn't curl up. Change amount of cayenne pepper if you want more or less spice in spicy honey butter. Same with the cheese in biscuits; if you want a cheesier biscuit just add another 1/2 cup grated Cheddar. Whatever you do, take care of your shoes!