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Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are fried until golden and then coated in a buttery buffalo sauce. Serve with Ranch dressing or Blue Cheese dressing for dipping and you have a tasty appetizer or gameday snack.

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets on a plate with Blue cheese dipping sauce.

 

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How to Make Buffalo Chicken Nuggets:

Cubed chicken breast pieces are briefly soaked in buttermilk and then double coated in flour. Double coating them gives them an extra crispy coating.

The nuggets are then fried in oil and coated in Buffao Sauce. The Buffalo Sauce is a simple mixture of melted butter, hot sauce, and honey.

Chicken Nuggets coated in buffalo sauce on a plate.

 

Recipe Tips:

  • For authentic buffalo wing flavor, use Frank’s Red Hot Sauce.
  • If you want extra hot nuggets, add a pinch or two of cayenne pepper to the sauce.
  • Serve with carrot and celery sticks.
  • A thermometer is really handy for making sure the oil temperature is right. Too hot and the outside will burn before the insides are cooked through. Too low and they will soak up too much oil.

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets on a plate with bottle of hot sauce in background.

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Buffalo Chicken Nuggets on a plate with Blue cheese dipping sauce.

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are fried until golden and then coated in a buttery buffalo sauce. Serve with Ranch dressing or Blue Cheese dressing for dipping and you have a tasty appetizer or gameday snack.
PREP: 25 mins
COOK: 5 mins
SERVINGS: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 cup Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 6 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • vegetable oil for frying

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine chicken pieces and buttermilk. Let sit 15 minutes.
  • Place eggs in a small bowl.
  • Place flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and baking powder in a large ziptop bag.
  • Coat chicken in flour mixture, coat in egg, and then coat again in flour mixture.
  • Pour 2 inches of oil in a deep pan and heat to 350 degrees.
  • Working in batches, fry chicken for 4 to 5 minutes and then place on a paper towel-lined plate.
  • Whisk together hot sauce, melted butter, and honey. Briefly heat in microwave if butter solidifies some.
  • Drizzle chicken with desired amount of hot sauce and toss to coat. Any leftover sauce can be used for dipping.

Nutrition

Calories: 616kcal
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gameday, spicy

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