5 from 1 vote
Buffalo Chicken Bites
Prep Time
18 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
30 mins

The best recipe for buffalo chicken bites! Featuring homemade chicken nuggets dunked in a buffalo sauce made with Frank's Hot Sauce, butter, and spices!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 661 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
Homemade Nugget Variation:
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, patted dry
  • 1 tablespoon TAK House Seasoning or your favorite poultry seasoning separated
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 dashes of hot sauce
  • 3 cups Canola oil
  • 1 cup prepared buffalo sauce
  1. On a large work surface, using the tenderizer side of a meat mallet (or a rolling pin), pound out chicken breasts so that they are no more than a 1/2" in thickness. Cut the pounded out breasts into strips, about 2" wide. Then, cut the strips into pieces 1 1/2 - 2" in diameter. Sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of TAK Seasoning, and toss to combine. Set aside while you prepare your dredging station.
  2. Have ready three breading trays, pie dishes or shallow pans. In the first pan, add 1 cup of flour. In the second, whisk together milk, eggs and hot sauce. In the last tray, mix together 1 1/2 cup of flour and 1 teaspoon of TAK Seasoning.
  3. Before you begin dredging the chicken, bring the oil to proper temperature. Add oil to a large cast iron skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and allow to reach 350-375°. To dredge the chicken, thoroughly coat it in the tray with plain flour, followed by a dip in the egg mixture, and then, a thorough coating in the seasoned flour.
  4. Have ready a wire rack, with a few paper towels underneath to catch any oil drippings. Carefully drop nuggets into the oil, taking care not to overcrowd the skillet. You will likely need to fry in 2-3 batches. Fry nuggets for 2 minutes, then turn and fry for 2 minutes more. Transfer cooked nuggets to wire rack to cool slightly.
  5. Once the chicken nuggets are cool enough to handle, dip in prepared buffalo sauce and serve right away.
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 1974mg86%
Potassium 665mg19%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 38g76%
Vitamin A 280IU6%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 6mg33%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.