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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.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword gameday, spicy
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 616kcal


  • 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


  • 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.


Calories: 616kcal