Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are ideally spiced and rich in flavor. Crunchy on the outside and perfectly seasoned and juicy on the inside.
These buffalo chicken nuggets can be served as an appetizer on the day your favorite team plays the big game on tv, or as a full family-friendly meal during the week or on the weekends. Buffalo chicken nuggets are easy to make and will taste better than any carryout or delivery.
As an Appetizer
Buffalo chicken nuggets can be served as a starter or snack while watching your favorite football or baseball games, super bowl, or world series! Well presented with your favorite ranch or blue cheese dressings for dipping and crispy refreshing celery sticks. These buffalo chicken nuggets are the perfect finger food served alongside your potato skins and mozzarella cheese sticks.
Make it a meal
You don’t have to wait for the big game to make these delicious nuggets. You can make this a full meal with ease. Having the ability to control the spice level on these nuggets to please everyone in your family.
Piling these nuggets on a bun will make a delightful buffalo chicken nugget sandwich served with crinkle-cut fries or tater tots. These bite-size nuggets can also be served on top of a refreshing and light salad.
Buffalo chicken nuggets can be served as the star of your meal. Dish up a side salad, green beans, steamed broccoli and cheese sauce, or your favorite vegetable of choice. Finishing off with your favorite macaroni and cheese, baked potatoes, beans, or onion rings. This well-rounded and filling trio will become a family favorite for dinner.
Storing Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
If all of these nuggets somehow do not get devoured as they are prepared, they can be stored for another day. In an airtight container let the chicken nuggets cool completely. Once they have reached room temperature, place the nuggets in the refrigerator for three to five days.
Reheating Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
Reheating is a sinch. Placing these nuggets on a baking sheet and then in the oven at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes then giving the nuggets a light toss in your favorite buffalo sauce will ensure a juicy and flavorful chicken. You wont even remember that you had to reheat them.
Why is frying the chicken nuggets necessary before baking on the buffalo sauce?
Frying the dredged and coated chicken nuggets in hot oil prior to baking the sauce on will give you that crispy, crunchy outer shell. Golden and fried to absolute perfection. The chicken is marinated in a buttermilk mixture before the oil dunk. This process guarantees a juicy chicken under the crunch.
How hot should the oil be for frying?
It isn’t pertinent for the oil to reach a certain temperate since these buffalo chicken nuggets will finish the cooking process in the oven. If you choose to cook the chicken through, let the oil reach a temperature of 350 and 375 degrees.
Getting the flavor and crisp to lock it in
The wet mixture has a special ingredient. Buffalo sauce. Giving you that tangy buffalo flavor that many love and enjoy.
After soaking the chicken in the wet mixture, the chicken nuggets get a healthy coating of the crumb topping that’ll crisp while fried, adding even more seasoning and flavors that will make your pallet pop!
For a delicious crunchy coating, dip the chicken nuggets in flour prior to the wet ingredient mixture. The first flour dip will help the wet ingredients stick to the chicken. Following with a last dip in the flour and seasoning mixture before fired to a crispy and crunchy perfection.
Next, place the fried chicken nuggets on a plate lined with a paper towel. This process helps to soak up any excess oil and grease off the fried chicken prior to getting the last flavoring of buffalo sauce.
What is the difference between buffalo sauce and hot sauce?
Buffalo sauce and hot sauce have a similar list of ingredients. Made primarily of vinegar, seasonings, peppers and water, adding melted butter to the mixture will classify it as a buffalo sauce. Buffalo sauce tends to be much smoother, creamier and richer than a watery, thinner consistency hot sauce.
What is the best buffalo sauce?
There is no right or wrong answer here. Choosing a buffalo sauce to use for these nuggets is all personal preference. Buffalo sauce is tangy and can range in a variety of heat and spice levels. Try them all, or make your own.
These finger licking, mouthwatering buffalo chicken nuggets will be a game changer. Served as an appetizer, snack, or for lunch or dinner, you will be the real MVP in your home. Get ready to hit a grand slam with these deliciously flavored nuggets!
Buffalo Chicken Nuggets Ingredients
- Chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- Heavy cream
- Buffalo sauce
- Slap Ya Mama
- Vegetable oil
(Actual measurements are in the recipe card below.)
How To Make Buffalo Chicken Nuggets
- In a shallow dish or large baggie, add ⅓ cup of flour.
- In a second shallow dish, beat eggs, heavy cream, and buffalo sauce.
- And if a third shallow dish, add breadcrumbs, flour, and seasoning.
- Dredge the chicken by first coating the pieces in flour, then into the wet mixture and finally, add to the flour/breadcrumb mixture.
- Be sure to completely cover the chicken pieces with the breadcrumb mixture. Press mixture onto chicken to ensure the coating will stick.
- In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
- Drop coated chicken into the hot oil and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
- Remove from oil and set on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
- Add fried nuggets to a bowl and toss/coat in buffalo sauce.
- Place buffalo coated nuggets on a baking sheet.
- Bake chicken nuggets at 375° for 7 minutes.
- Remove from oven. Enjoy with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.
Try This Delicious Recipe Today!
Here are a few more delicious recipes that you can find on the blog:
- Malibu Chicken
- Buffalo Chicken Pasta
- Parmesan Crusted Lemon Chicken Strips
- Spicy Buttermilk Jalapeño Chicken Strips
And here are some delicious Buffalo Chicken Sliders, from Deliciously Seasoned, that you might like to add to the appetizer menu at your next gameday gathering or potluck.
These buffalo chicken nuggets are super delicious, fried, tossed with buffalo sauce, then baked.
- 3 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless, cut into 1½ inch pieces
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup buffalo sauce
- 1 cup breadcrumbs
- ⅔ cup flour, divided
- 1 tbsp Slap Ya Mama
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 cup oil
- 1 cup buffalo sauce
In a shallow dish or large baggie, add ⅓ cup of flour.
In a second shallow dish, beat eggs, heavy cream, and buffalo sauce.
And the third shallow dish, add breadcrumbs, flour, and seasoning.
Dredge the chicken by first coating the pieces in flour, then into the wet mixture and finally, cover with flour/breadcrumb mixture.
Be sure to completely cover the chicken pieces with the breadcrumb mixture. Press mixture onto chicken to ensure the coating will stick.
In a large pan, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Once oil is hot, drop coated chicken pieces into pan and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown and crispy.
Remove from oil and set on paper towels to absorb excess oil.
Add fried nuggets to a bowl and toss/coat in buffalo sauce.
Place buffalo coated nuggets on a baking sheet.
Bake at 375° for 7 minutes.
Remove from oven. Enjoy with ranch dressing or your favorite dipping sauce.
Here are a few pics that are perfect to pin to your favorite Pinterest boards.