Saturday, April 14, 2012

Crispy Baked BBQ Ancho Chile Chicken Bites

I adore these!  They are the sweeter, but still spicy "sibling" of this yummy recipe.  Every time I make these I can't believe how crispy they are ... absolutely no reason to fry these healthy little bites!  Enjoy!
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Crispy Baked Ancho Chile Chicken Bites
Serves 4 people

2 lbs. of boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins chopped into bite-sized pieces
2 egg whites
1/2 c. barbecue sauce
1 c. panko bread crumbs
1 c. smashed Special K cereal
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. ancho chile powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking pan with parchment paper.
2.  In a small bowl mix the egg whites and barbecue sauce well.
3.  In another small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, cereal, and spices.
4.  Place a portion of the chicken pieces into the bowl of barbecue sauce and poke them with a fork as you toss them with the mixture.
5.  Then, place the chicken pieces in the other small bowl and coat them with the bread crumb mixture.
6.  Place the bites on the baking sheet.
7.  Repeat this process until all bites are prepared.
(It makes way more than this!)
8.  Bake on 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with extra barbecue sauce, or ranch for dipping!

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Natasha in Oz said...

That recipe looks delicious! What a great idea to use Special K-I'm going to try that!

I am currently hosting my weekly Say G'Day linky party and I would be thrilled if you could pop by and link up this delicious post!

Best wishes for a lovely week,
Natasha in Oz

Jen said...

That looks so yummy!!! In all my time of cooking chicken I never thought of dredging it in BBQ sauce instead of milk. How wonderful is that!!! I am certainly pinning this to share with others and to keep it in my recipe index :) Thanks for sharing!!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I really like using cereal to coat chicken. I use rice krispies a lot, but special k would be awesome. Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum! They sound wonderful!

Wendy said...

I love Special K. It's great in O'Henry Bars and now chicken. Special K -- not just for breakfast anymore!

Addicted to Recipes said...

They these look so good! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

Addicted to Recipes said...

Congratulations! I am featuring your recipe this week on my blog and via my Facebook page!