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awesome buffalo chicken bites

Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For awesome buffalo chicken bites

  • 2 md
    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
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 3 lg
    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

How To Make awesome buffalo chicken bites

  • 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.
  • 13
    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.
  • 17
    Roll into a ball, slightly flatten out, and then place on a piece of parchment paper or a plate.
  • 18
    Repeat for the remaining mixture (makes about 20 chicken bites).
  • 19
    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.
  • 21
    Place the flour, beaten eggs, and panko breadcrumbs into separate plates.
  • 22
    Chef’s Note: Mix the cayenne pepper and Parmesan with the panko for an additional kick.
  • 23
    Dip a chicken bite first into the flour, and coat.
  • 24
    Next roll in the beaten eggs.
  • 25
    Finally, thoroughly coat with the panko breadcrumbs.
  • 26
    Place it on the wire rack on the baking sheet, and then repeat for the remaining chicken bites.
  • 27
    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.
  • 28
    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.
  • 30
    Serve with your favorite sauce. Enjoy.
  • 31
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.