Are you a fan of spicy and savory snacks? Then you'll absolutely love these Buffalo Chicken Bites! They're the perfect party appetizer or game-day snack. Made with tender shredded chicken mixed with creamy and cheesy goodness, and a kick of hot sauce, these little bites are packed with flavor that will leave your taste buds craving more.
- WHAT ARE BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- WHAT MAKES THIS BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES RECIPE SPECIAL?
- WHAT GOES WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES?
- 🥘 INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- 🔪 HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- 💭 COOKING TIPS FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- 📖 DELICIOUS VARIATIONS FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- 🍲 MORE CHICKEN RECIPES YOU'LL LOVE
- 🌡️ HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- 📖 Recipe
- 💬 Comments
And the best part? They're super easy to make and don't require much time in the kitchen. So, whether you're hosting a gathering or just looking for a quick and delicious snack, these buffalo chicken bites will definitely hit the spot!
These buffalo chicken bites are perfect for dipping in your favorite sauce. Ranch dressing may be the most popular dip to pair them with, but they also go really well with a blue cheese dip. You can also use a buffalo dip for an extra spicy kick!
WHAT ARE BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
Buffalo chicken bites are a very popular appetizer or snack that are made from shredded chicken mixed with cream cheese, hot sauce, and seasonings. The mixture of ingredients is rolled into small balls (or flattened disks) and baked until golden brown and crispy on the outside.
These buffalo chicken bites can be served with a side of blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing for dipping. They're a great choice for game-day parties, potlucks, or any occasion with finger foods on the menu.
This dish originated in Buffalo, New York, hence the name "buffalo" chicken bites. It has since become a beloved and classic recipe in many parts of the world!
WHAT MAKES THIS BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES RECIPE SPECIAL?
Easy to make: This buffalo, chicken bites recipe, is special because it's so easy to make. With just a few ingredients and short preparation, you'll be snacking in no time!
Great flavor: These chicken bites have a very robust flavor profile. With every bite, you get juicy shredded chicken, creamy cheese, and spicy hot sauce.
Amazing texture: Properly cooked buffalo chicken bites are crunchy and tender on the outside.
WHAT GOES WITH BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES?
Pairing buffalo chicken bites with a nice, creamy dip is the most popular thing. Ranch dressing is great for adding a tangy zestiness to the bites, and blue cheese dip is another good choice for its slightly sweet and earthy flavor. You can also opt for a buffalo sauce dip if you're really a fan of hot sauce and the buffalo flavor.
Aside from dips, buffalo chicken bites are fantastic to serve with other dishes. Put them in a salad to make buffalo chicken salad, or eat them with creamy coleslaw or celery sticks to cool your mouth off a bit after the spicy kick of the chicken bites.
You can also serve them with finger foods like onion rings or potato wedges. Buffalo chicken bites are a side dish that goes with almost anything, so you can't go wrong! I'm sure you're going to love them.
🥘 INGREDIENTS YOU'LL NEED FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
All you need are simple ingredients to make the tastiest buffalo chicken bites ever!
You can scroll down to the recipe card for further details and instructions.
Chicken: The first ingredient we'll need is some juicy chicken breasts. We'll cook them thoroughly and then shred them so the chicken spreads through every bite.
Dough: The secret to getting the best buffalo chicken bites is all in the dough you use! I highly recommend trying my super easy hot dog rolls dough for the tastiest chicken bites you've ever had!
Cheese: We will use two kinds of cheese in this recipe; cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Cheddar cheese will give us a sharp taste, while cream cheese is tangy and slightly sweet.
Hot sauce: We need a good hot sauce for our buffalo chicken bites. Frank's red hot sauce is one of the most popular, but you can use your favorite cayenne pepper sauce.
Seasoning: We'll use light seasoning to polish off our chicken bites. Black pepper will give us a little earthy spice, and garlic salt will add a pungent, slightly sweet flavor.
🔪 HOW TO MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
Making these delicious buffalo chicken bites is easier than you think! Here's how to make them easily at home.
The full instructions are in the recipe card below, but let's look at the main steps to making this treat.
Add all the filling ingredients to a medium bowl and mix them well. Then, dust your working surface with flour and cut the dough into two halves.
Create an 11-inch long dough log, then dust it lightly with flour and roll it out to be 11" x 6". Fill the longest side with half the mixed filling.
Roll the log up tightly, then pinch the seam of the dough with your index finger and thumb. Cut the log into the size you prefer, about 1 inch to 2 inches. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the second half of the dough.
Place the pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper in a single layer and cover them with a towel. Let the pieces rest for 30 minutes, then brush them with a beaten egg and bake in a preheated oven at 180C/350F for 13 minutes.
Allow the buffalo chicken bites to cool completely on a wire rack, then serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.
💭 COOKING TIPS FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
Use hot sauce sparingly: Hot sauce is delicious, but only use what this recipe calls for. Adding too much hot sauce will make your dough soggy.
Let the mixture chill: After you mix together the filling ingredients, let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. This makes the mixture firmer and easier to roll in the dough.
Taste test: Do a quick taste test of your filling mixture before rolling it in the dough. Adjust your seasonings as needed, as you can't add any after it's rolled.
📖 DELICIOUS VARIATIONS FOR BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
There are so many delicious variations you can make with buffalo chicken bites! Here are a few ideas that you can try:
Sweet and spicy: For a delicious sweet and spicy variation, add a teaspoon of honey to your hot sauce to make it extra delicious!
Ranch variation: If you love ranch dressing, you'll love this one! Mix equal parts of hot sauce and ranch dressing, then add it to your filling!
Barbecue variation: You can mix equal parts of hot sauce and your favorite barbecue sauce for a smoky, sweet flavor. This will give you a delicious combination of smoky barbecue flavor with the classic buffalo flavor.
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🌡️ HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
Place leftovers in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When ready to eat, heat the buffalo chicken bites in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes until heated. Alternatively, microwave them for 30 seconds on high power to reheat.
I won't recommend freezing these as the texture might change slightly when you thaw them.
Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites
- 250 grams cooked and shredded chicken
- 3 tablespoon cream cheese
- 2 tablespoon shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
TO BRUSH THE BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
- Beat one egg
- In a bowl, mix all the filling ingredients well.
- Dust the working surface with flour. Cut the dough in two halves.
- Create an 11-inch-long log, dust it lightly with flour then roll it out to be 11”x 6”. Fil the longest side with half the filling.
- Roll the log up tightly. Pinch the seam of the dough with your index finger and thumb. Cut the log into the size you prefer or to 1 and half or 2 inch. Repeat this and the previous step with the second half of the dough.
- Place the pieces on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and cover with a towel for it to rest for 30 minutes.
- Brush the pieces with the beaten egg and then bake in a preheated oven of 180C/350F, for 13 minutes.
- Allow the buffalo chicken bites to cool completely on a wire rack and then serve with your favorite dip.
- Do not add a lot of hot sauce to the filling or the dough will get soggy.
- Instead of eggs, you can brush the bites with cream or milk.
- You can be creative and add your favorite seasoning to the filling.
- Use any part of the chicken you prefer, you can also use leftover chicken for this recipe.
- You can go for blue cheese instead of cream cheese as some recipes call for, but we are not fond of it in my house.