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Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Buffalo chicken bites are spicy and delicious. Baked in the oven and no oil required. Not deep fried or greasy!

baked buffalo chicken bites on a white plate

These are the best spicy baked chicken bites! This delicious, healthy chicken bites recipe uses simple ingredients like breadcrumbs, chicken breast and spices. Serve it with your favorite dipping sauce!

These bites are kid friendly and adult approved!

baked buffalo chicken bites on a white plate

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Chicken bites made from scratch with no preservatives!
  • You can adjust the spice level to your preference.
  • There’s only a handful of basic, healthy ingredients.
  • Baked in the oven and not deep fried in oil!
baked buffalo chicken bites on a white plate

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

buffalo chicken bites ingredients

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Bites

1 – Place chicken in a large bowl. Toss with hot sauce, cover and refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight.

raw chicken pieces in a bowl of hot sauce

2 – Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.

3 – Mix breadcrumbs, crushed red peppers, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.

bread crumbs in a white bowl

4 – Dip each piece of chicken into the breadcrumbs and cover all of the chicken pieces. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the chicken is covered.

unbaked chicken bites on a baking sheet

5 – Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is crispy.

chicken bite being held close up with a bite taken out

How Do I Store Chicken Bites?

Place leftover chicken bites in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for 4 days.

Can I freeze chicken bites?

Yes! Place the cooked chicken bites in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze. Once frozen, place the bites in a freezer safe zip top bag. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Reheat in the oven so they stay crispy.

Calories per serving (1/4 of the bites): 159

Yield: 4 Servings

Buffalo Chicken Bites

baked buffalo chicken bites on a white plate

Buffalo chicken bites are spicy and delicious. Baked in the oven and no oil required. Not deep fried or greasy!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 27 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup buffalo hot sauce, like Frank's Red Hot
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons crushed red peppers
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place chicken in a large bowl. Toss with hot sauce, cover and refrigerate for a few hours, or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 500°. Spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  3. Mix breadcrumbs, crushed red peppers, salt and pepper in a shallow bowl.
  4. Dip each piece of chicken into the breadcrumbs and cover all of the chicken pieces. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until all the chicken is covered.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until chicken is crispy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2189mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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Anjali

Monday 6th of September 2021

These turned out to be crispy, perfectly spiced and delicious! They were a great snack for our dinner party guests last night!

Erika

Monday 13th of September 2021

That's great to hear, Anjali!

Alejandra

Monday 6th of September 2021

These look like the perfect movie night snack food. I love baked alternatives to frying, and these look SO good!

Erika

Monday 13th of September 2021

Thanks, Alejandra!

Emily Flint

Monday 6th of September 2021

These chicken bites are so fun. My family loved them and have already requested more!

Erika

Monday 13th of September 2021

That's great to hear, Emily!

Beth

Monday 6th of September 2021

These look delicious. My daughter and I love buffalo chicken so this is a must make. Have a great holiday weekend.

Erika

Monday 6th of September 2021

Thanks, Beth! I hope you have a great holiday weekend as well.

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