Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites 2

Is it really time for the big football game already!? Where is 2016 going already? One of things I miss from living in Indiana is our old football playoff and Super Bowl parties. Some of the old “Dugan Crew” would all come over to the house and we would eat, watch football, maybe drink a little, eat some more, maybe drink a little more, and watch a little more football. It was a blast! We all used to get together and go out for wings about once a month or so too. That is how I discovered my deep obsession for buffalo wings! I LOVE them! They are probably my all-time favorite food, ever. As we all know, wings and football go hand-in-hand together.

Top view of Buffalo Chicken Bites

So what if you could make your own boneless wings right at home? Trust me, it can be done. I love making my Buffalo Chicken Bites. They are baked, which takes away the intimidation of frying in hot oil and grease, and they don’t need a bunch of extra flour or eggs to coat them. They are so EASY! Did I mention the Buffalo Chicken Bites are DELICIOUS?

*You can also omit the buffalo sauce and leave them “naked” with only the breading and eat them as baked chicken nuggets, which would be great for the kiddos! (and adult-kiddos)  You can also just dip them in buffalo sauce and that would be great too!

Ingredients:

1lb ground chicken
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp garlic powder
¼ cup breadcrumbs
½ cup panko breadcrumbs
Pinch of salt, ground pepper, and garlic powder
1 cup of your favorite buffalo wing sauce
Celery to serve on the side
Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing for serving and extra dipping

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Seasonings in ground chicken

Combine the ground chicken with the ½ tsp salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix well.

 

Scoop and form chicken nuggets

Form the seasoned ground chicken into chicken nugget-form. I scoop some out with a tablespoon measuring spoon so they come out the same size, and they have the same cooking time.

 

Mix and season breadcrumbs

In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, pinches of salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder.

 

Bread the chicken bites

Coat each chicken nugget with the breadcrumb mixture. (The ground chicken is sticky enough on it’s own to not need any extra egg or flour.)

 

Unbaked Breaded Chicken Bites

Place on a oven safe baking rack on a baking sheet. Bake on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Cooking times may vary. Allow the chicken bites to cool long enough to handle them safely.

 

Buffalo Sauce in bowl

Pour the buffalo sauce into a shallow bowl.

 

Dip chicken nuggets in buffalo sauce

Using tongs, dip each chicken nugget into the buffalo sauce to coat.

 

Buffalo Chicken Bites on Pan

Serve the Buffalo Chicken Bites immediately with celery and ranch dressing (or bleu cheese dressing) on the side!  If you aren’t eating the chicken right away, hold off on dipping them in the buffalo sauce, so they don’t become soggy.  You can keep the warm in a 200 degree Fahrenheit oven.

 

Buffalo Chicken Bites

 

 


 

Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Serves: 14 Chicken Bites

Delicious boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites!
Ingredients
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • Pinch of salt, ground pepper, and garlic powder
  • 1 cup of your favorite buffalo wing sauce
  • Celery to serve on the side
  • Ranch or Bleu Cheese Dressing for serving and extra dipping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine the ground chicken with the ½ tsp salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix well.
  3. Form the seasoned ground chicken into chicken nugget-form. I scoop some out with a tablespoon measuring spoon so they come out the same size, and they have the same cooking time.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs, panko breadcrumbs, pinches of salt, ground black pepper, and garlic powder.
  5. Coat each chicken nugget with the breadcrumb mixture. (The ground chicken is sticky enough on it’s own to not need any extra egg or flour.)
  6. Place on a oven safe baking rack on a baking sheet. Bake on 425 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Cooking times may vary. Allow the chicken bites to cool long enough to handle them safely.
  7. Pour the buffalo sauce into a shallow bowl.
  8. Using tongs, dip each chicken nugget into the buffalo sauce to coat.
  9. Serve the Buffalo Chicken Bites with celery and ranch dressing (or bleu cheese dressing) on the side!

 

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