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Friday, November 12, 2010

Buffalo Chicken Bites - Football Friday

Buffalo Chicken Bites

It's Football Friday again - my favorite day of the week!   We are heading down to the game bright and early tomorrow morning.  It is another big game, but aren't they all?! 

I really think this recipe screams "Tailgate Food"!  This is basically bite size buffalo chicken dip.  I really love buffalo chicken dip, so I knew I would like these puppies.  I was right.  They were really good.  It is all the flavor of  a chicken wing, without all the mess!

I used a rotisserie chicken and shredded it in my food processor (it's just easier that way).  I planned ahead and made these a few days before the tailgate and froze them.  On game day, I just popped them in the oven right before we headed to the parking lot.  Easy!

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Buffalo Chicken Bites
adapted from Pennies on a Platter
(Printable Recipe)

  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup hot sauce (or more to your taste)
  • 3 1/2 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups sharp or medium shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 – 4 cups Corn Flakes cereal, crushed

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, mix the chicken, cream cheese and hot sauce until combined. Stir in the cheddar cheese and onion powder.

Using a small cookie or ice cream scoop, spoon out the chicken mixture and roll into about 1 1/2 inch balls. Place on a plate or separate baking sheet until ready to dip.

In three separate bowls, set out the flour, eggs and Corn Flakes. Dip each chicken ball first into the flour, then the egg and ending with the Corn Flakes. Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with ranch or blue cheese dressing.

**If freezing for later, place the dipped and uncooked chicken balls onto the parchment lined baking sheet and flash freeze for 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer until ready. To bake, place the frozen chicken balls back on a baking sheet and bake at 350˚F for 25 to 30 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

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  1. That looks awesome Steph! We love buffalo chicken, in fact we took some last Saturday to a tailgate! I have to try this method though. Enjoy the game!

  2. YUM! I adore buffalo chicken dip, so I'm definitely trying these. I love that they're baked and not fried, too.

    Pulling for my Dawgs's definitely going to be a battle! :)

  3. Nuuum-Yuuummy! I can't wait to try this one for myself!!! Yep, I'm being selfish...this one is all mine mine mine.

  4. This will make a great Christmas or New Year's hors douvre!

  5. My husband will adore me if i make these! YUM!

  6. I am making some of these puppies this weekend! Freaking wonderful.

  7. This looks yum! End of year school holidays are starting in two days time, this would be great for snacks! Thank you!

  8. Just made three recipes from your website this weekend - Chicken Bacon Ranch Bake, meatballs and Ranch Mac-n-Cheese. I admit the Mac-n-Cheese was a failure - the cheese didn't really stick to the macaroni. It was more like Macaroni with cheese. =) BUT - the Chicken Bacon Ranch Bake was a HUGE HIT with my family. =) just stumbled on your blog the other day and love it =) I have a list of more recipes to try! Thanks!

  9. That rotisserie chicken saves a lot of time.

  10. I made these over the weekend, and everyone LOVED them. Thanks for this great recipe!

  11. Made these yesterday for a big party we had last night. They were a HUGE hit!! Thanks so much! I didn't have corn flakes, but I had Cheez-Its. I figured, if you like them on chicken tenders, they would have to be great on these bites! They were awesome! Again, thanks so much for a great site and tons of good recipes! War Eagle from Opp, AL!!

  12. This might be a silly question, but what kind of chicken did you use? The already cooked rotisserie chicken?

  13. These are phenomenal, but they are quite a process. Any ideas for simplifying the smushy stuff-flour-egg-cornflake process to make it less of a sticky multi-step mess?

  14. I may be slow, but will tell you that everyone that tasted these little tidbits of heaven, not just asked,but demanded the recipe! Fixed for Super Bowl and yes, it takes time and yes, my fingers were a bit sticky, but hey...... were they worth it? I think so! Sometimes you just can't make something that tastes this good real easy, clean, and quick. I'm willing to make a few sacrifices for these! Thank you many times over for sharing.


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