Buffalo Chicken Bites are the perfect appetizer or snack! The chicken bites are coated in a seasoned breading, pan-fried, and then tossed in buffalo sauce for an easy appetizer or fun dinner. Serve them on their own or with your favorite dipping sauces! 

Why You’ll Love This Buffalo Chicken Bites Recipe

  • It uses less oil – these bites are pan-fried instead of deep fried, which means the recipe uses less oil.
  • Easy to make – these chicken bites could not be easier to make. They come together in around 30 minutes without a ton of prep.
  • Great for meal prep – you can easily reheat these chicken bites to add to salads, wraps, etc. for a quick and easy lunch.

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buffalo chicken bite ingredients

Buffalo Chicken Bites Ingredients

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast: you’ll need 1.5 pounds of chicken for this recipe. Chicken breast is lean, quick cooking, and great for nuggets or bites, but you can substitute boneless skinless thighs if that’s what you prefer.

Flour: we’re using regular all-purpose flour for this recipe, but you could substitute cassava flour to keep the bites grain-free and gluten-free. 

Seasonings: you’ll need salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika. 

Oil: avocado oil is used to pan-fry the chicken. I don’t recommend olive oil for this recipe. It has a lower smoke point and does not work well for frying. 

Buffalo Sauce: I use my homemade buffalo sauce, but feel free to substitute your favorite store-bought variety. 

chicken in all purpose flour

How to Make the Best Buffalo Chicken Bites

Step One: Add the all-purpose flour, salt, and spices to a small bowl. Use a fork to mix everything well. 

Step Two: Working in small batches, add the chicken to the flour mixture. Then, use your hand to toss and coat each piece completely. 

Step Three: Add the avocado oil to a pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, pan-fry the chicken pieces for about 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until they’re golden brown. 

Step Four: Remove the cooked chicken from the pan, and transfer it to a wire baking rack to drain. 

Step Five: Once all the chicken is fried, transfer the pieces to a serving dish. Next, drizzle the buffalo sauce on top. Toss the chicken pieces in the sauce, coating them evenly. 

chicken bites on wire rack

Tips and Tricks

  • Cut the chicken evenly – For even cooking, cut the chicken into equal bite-sized chunks. 
  • Work in batches – Fry the chicken pieces in small batches, leaving room in between each piece. This ensures you don’t overcrowd the pan and allows your buffalo chicken bites to crisp up nicely! 
  • Keep the chicken warm – Once cooked, transfer the chicken pieces to a wire rack on a baking sheet. Then, place them in the oven at 200 degrees to keep them warm while you cook the remaining bites. 

buffalo sauce being poured over bites

Serving Suggestions

I love to serve this buffalo chicken bites recipe as an appetizer or snack alongside carrot and celery sticks and extra buffalo sauce or Ranch dressing for dipping. If you’re looking to serve these bites as a more complete meal then you can pair them with a few sides! Some of my favorite options include: 

How to Store

  • To Store: Transfer leftover buffalo chicken bites to an airtight container. They will stay fresh in the fridge for up to 3 to 4 days. Extra buffalo sauce will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. 
  • To Freeze: Place leftover chicken in a sealable bag or freezer-safe container, and freeze for up to 6 months. 
  • To Reheat: Thaw frozen chicken in the fridge overnight. Then, warm it in the oven or air fryer just until heated through. 

buffalo chicken bites on platter with veggies and dip

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buffalo chicken bites on platter with veggies and dip

Easy Buffalo Chicken Bites

  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
  • ½ cup all-purpose or cassava flour
  • ½ tablespoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon garlic powder
  • ½ tablespoon onion powder
  • ½ tablespoon paprika
  • ¼ cup avocado oil
  • ¼ cup buffalo sauce
  • ranch or blue cheese dressing, for serving
  • celery sticks and carrots, for serving

Method

  1. Prepare the chicken. Use a sharp knife to cut the chicken breasts into nugget sized pieces. Make the pieces roughly the same size so that the chicken cooks evenly.
  2. Make the coating by adding the all purpose flour, salt, and spices to a small bowl. Use a fork to mix everything well.
  3. In small batches add the chicken to the cassava flour mixture and use your hand to coat the chicken. You want the chicken to be completely coated in the flour and spice mixture.
  4. Add the coconut oil to a pan and heat over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, pan fry the chicken pieces for roughly 2-3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Do this in small batches to ensure that you don’t overcrowd the pan.
  5. When the chicken is done cooking, remove it from the pan and transfer it to a wire baking rack to drain. To keep the chicken warm, you can transfer the rack to a 200 degree oven while you finish the remaining batches.
  6. When all of the chicken is done, transfer it to a serving dish and drizzle with the buffalo sauce. Toss, the chicken in the sauce and serve immediately with your favorite ranch dressing and celery sticks! Enjoy!
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8 Comments

  1. Loved these! So easy to make during the week and so delicious!! Thanks for the recipe😊






  2. Love these Buffalo bites!! I have made these several times and love them. I have also made them and take them to a party soon after and they transferred well!






    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe, Laura! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Tabitha!

  3. These are amazing! I made them for my daughter last night and she loved them (and she can be fussy:(). They were easy to prep in advance and then pop in the oven. Processing the crumbs really helped the coating stay on. Thanks!

  4. This is so good! I love all things buffalo and this is one of the best buffalo bite recipes I’ve ever made!

    1. Ashlea Carver says:

      Love hearing that, Ashley! So glad you liked it. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!