Monday, January 30, 2012

Crispy-Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites

I love a little snack that "disguises" its healthy side.  These are the best little bites - even better than fried versions!  I based this on a Weight Watchers recipe - I swear, you'd never know it's healthy!   You can also easily change this spicy snack to a smokey-sweet one by substituting the hot sauce for barbecue sauce.  Happy snacking - best dishes and yummy dreams!


Crispy-Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites

Printable recipe

Serves 3-4 hungry "snackers" 

1 package of chicken breast tenderloins, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
1/2 c. crushed corn flakes or Chex
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/2 tsp. pepper
olive oil cooking spray

1/2 c. hot sauce
2 egg whites

Sauce to pour on top:
Melt "I Can't Believe it's Not Butter Light" with desired amount of hot sauce.  
Add chopped scallions and pour over the baked chicken.

1.  Set the cut tenderloins aside and spray a pan with nonstick spray.
2.  Mix the bread crumbs, cereal, and spices together in a small bowl.
3.  In a separate bowl, mix together the hot sauce and egg whites.
4.  Dip the chicken into the egg white mixture, then place the chicken into the breading mixture.  
5.  Place the chicken pieces on the baking pan, spray the tops of the pieces with olive oil cooking spray.
6.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 8-10 minutes.  Broil on high for the last minute to brown the tops.
7.  Optional:  Prepare the sauce mentioned above to pour on top of the baked chicken.


Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

These look amazing!! Thanks for linking up! :)

msdewberry said...

I go every week to a friend's house and take an appy for everyone while we watch Survivor, these would be perfect to take and easy to make and transport!

Ashley @ It's Fitting said...

These sound great! Might even be a great treat for SuperBowl!

Shari Lynne @ said...

Mmmm love it! Can't wait to make and try!

Mary Sullivan Frasier said...

Don't you just love panko and what it does for foods even when they aren't fried? These look so yummy! I like that the sauce goes on after too. Hubby can have his uber hot and I can still have mine wimpy. LOL

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look really yummy!

Robyn said...

I really like the sounds of the Buffalo flavor and your spice mix.

Looks like I have a new baked breaded chicken strip recipe to try. Thanks!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

Yum Yum Yum! These look great! Pinning!

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

I'm wondering if my fussy daughter would try these. They look delicious. I want to thank you so much for linking up each week to my "Thriving on Thursdays" linky party. You always have such fantastic ideas. The party will be starting again in just over 12 hours so if you get a chance, I'd love to see what you've been up to this week.

Anne @ Domesblissity xx

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These sound great! I love buffalo sauce!