Awesome Buffalo Chicken Bites

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

It’s a lazy Sunday, here in good old Wichita, Kansas, USA. I was outside by the pond watching the squirrels play, and thought… I need something to snack on.

So, back into the kitchen… rummaging about… found a few ingredients, and I thought: Why not go for it.

These chicken bites have a bit of New York in them, as well as some of the mid-west.

They’re quick and easy to make, and pack a great flavor. Excellent for a snack outside on a beautiful Spring day, or as something to serve at your next Super Bowl party.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 medium
boneless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
1/4 c
hot sauce, i use frank’s, use more if you’re adventurous
3 1/2 oz
cream cheese, softened
1 c
cheddar cheese shredded
1/2 c
mozzarella
1 c
all-purpose flour
3 large
eggs lightly beaten
2 c
panko breadcrumbs
1 pinch
ground cayenne
1/4 c
parmesan cheese, shredded
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Gather your ingredients.
2
Season both sides of the chicken breasts with some salt and pepper.
3
Add the butter and olive oil to a skillet over medium heat.
4
Chef’s Tip: To incorporate the butter and oil, swirl the pan a few times as the butter melts.
5
Add the chicken breasts to the skillet.
6
Cook 4 to 5 minutes and then turn over and cook an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
7
Chef’s Tip: I usually lower the heat a bit more, and cover the pan. I want the chicken breasts cooked, but not too browned.
8
Remove from skillet, and allow to cool.
9
Using, two forks, shred the chicken, and reserve.
10
Add the cream cheese, hot sauce, mozzarella, and cheddar cheese to a bowl.
11
Mix the ingredients until thoroughly combined.
12
Add the chicken.
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Toss, until all the ingredients are combined.
14
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and then place a wire rack inside.
15
Place a rack in the middle position, and then preheat the oven to 350f (176c).
16
Take a heaping tablespoon of the mixture.
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Roll into a ball, slightly flatten out, and then place on a piece of parchment paper or a plate.
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Repeat for the remaining mixture (makes about 20 chicken bites).
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Chef's Note Place in the refrigerator for about an hour.
20
Chef’s Note: This step helps to firm up the mixture, so they don’t fall apart during the next few steps.
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Place the flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs into separate plates.
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Chef’s Note: Mix the cayenne pepper and Parmesan with the panko for an additional kick.
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Dip a chicken bite first into the flour, and coat.
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Next roll in the beaten eggs.
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Finally, thoroughly coat with the panko breadcrumbs.
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Place it on the wire rack on the baking sheet, and then repeat for the remaining chicken bites.
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Chef’s Note: These chicken bites are very delicate; especially when they come out of the oven. A good thing to do is to spray the rack with some cooking spray to keep them from sticking.
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Place the baking sheet into the oven, and bake for20 to 25 minutes, or until they begin to turn golden brown.
29
Remove from the oven, and allow to rest for about 10 minutes before removing from the rack.
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Serve with your favorite sauce. Enjoy.
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Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Soy Free