Great photos! Those biscuits and chicken look wonderful.
I’ve found for lighter biscuits I like to use buttermilk. Just add 1 tsp. baking soda to the 1 Tbl. of baking powder and substitute buttermilk for the whole milk. 1 Tbl. of sugar will make the biscuits more tender, but not sweet. I suppose the buttermilk and sugar would make the biscuits no longer Southern?