Sunday, September 9, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Bites

Football season is here! That means it's time to break out the new appetizer and finger food recipes I've been wanting to try. My husband is a big fan of buffalo chicken and I've got lots of buffalo recipes saved for him. I saw this recipe over at Sweet Pea's Kitchen. Nate loved these! After his second bite he told me that it was a keeper recipe for sure! Love when I hit a home run! Enjoy.

3 cups cooked and finely shredded chicken (I made it easy and used a rotisserie chicken from Costco)
1/4 - 1/2 cup hot sauce (to taste)
3 1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened (I used fat free)
1 3/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup green onions, chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3-4 cups corn flakes, crushed

Preheat oven to 350˚F. In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese and hot sauce, cheddar cheese and green onions. Place flour in one bowl, eggs in another, and corn flakes in another. Using a cookie scoop, scoop out some chicken mixture, roll into a ball then dip in flour, then egg, and then corn flakes. Place the finished bites on a tin foil lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture. My size cookie scoop made just over 35 buffalo chicken bites. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Serve with some extra hot sauce and ranch dressing. Enjoy!

Instructions for freezing:
If freezing place the dipped and uncooked chicken balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer until ready. When ready to bake, place the frozen chicken balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350˚F for 25 to 30 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

I shared this over at The Chicken Chick.

1 comment:

  1. These sound really good and look a lot less messy than the alternative!
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