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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!

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Easy buffalo chicken bites

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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!

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Delicious buffalo style chicken bites

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!

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Buffalo chicken bites process

Step 1:

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

Step 2:

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

Step 3:

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

Step 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.

Step 5:

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

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The best buffalo chicken nuggets

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.

Yield: 4 Servings

Buffalo Chicken Bites

close up of chicken bites.

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°F. 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!

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!

Emily Flint

Monday 6th of September 2021

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

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.

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