Buffalo Chicken Nuggets


There's something about bite sized nuggets that are just superior to any other chicken variety. I mean no knife required, no fork even required, but I do recommend so you can adequately dunk into our homemade healthy ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

I love mixing a few seasonings into the breading so you get a punch of flavor all the way through. My favorite is the buffalo ranch seasoning made by Franks Red Hot. Along with some classic ranch-esque flavors like garlic and onion powder.

Our homemade ranch or bleu cheese dressing is a requirement with this recipe.

If you're not dunking your nuggets in our creamy yet chunky bleu cheese dressing (or ranch if you're not a bleu cheese fan) you are seriously missing out!


Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

4 Servings | Cook time: 20 minutes


Notes: this recipe can be made in an oven or an air fryer. So simple and takes you back to childhood! Enjoy as is or stuffed inside a wrap with lettuce, celery and tomatoes. The only must is our homemade ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

Ingredients:

  • 1-1 1/2 lbs chicken breasts

  • 1 tbsp flour

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp onion powder

  • 1/2 tbsp buffalo ranch seasoning, divided (I use the franks red hot one)

  • 2 tbsp egg whites

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened original almond milk

  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup hot sauce

  • 2 tsp butter, melted

Directions:

  1. If baking - preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Dice chicken breasts into 1 inch cubes.

  3. Prepare 3 plates:

  4. Plate 1: whisk together flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder and half of the buffalo seasoning.

  5. Plate 2: whisk together almond milk and egg whites

  6. Plate 3: whisk together breadcrumbs, parmesan and remaining buffalo seasoning.

  7. Toss the chicken nuggets in the flour mixture, followed by the almond milk mixture shaking off excess between both plates. Then toss nuggets in the breadcrumb mixture until well coated. I used mixing bowls for this step so I could easily toss them. Gallon plastic bags would work as well.

  8. Arrange nuggets on a baking sheet (if baking) or in the air fryer. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes flipping halfway (for both cooking methods).

  9. While nuggets are cooking whisk together melted butter and hot sauce.

  10. Remove nuggets and toss in hot sauce mixture until well coated. Serve immediately.

  11. Best enjoyed dunked in our homemade healthy ranch or bleu cheese dressing.


 

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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.


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