Introduction: Spicy Chicken Bites

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These are fast and simple, baked not fried.  

I used to call them Buffalo bites until I realized everyone else adds extra butter and sugar to the hot sauce to make "buffalo sauce"  so now I'll just call them Spicy Bites!

Step 1: Ingredients

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This recipe makes enough for two people if served with a vegetable or other side dish.

3/4 lb (12 oz) chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
Frank's Original Red Hot sauce
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 450º

Step 2: Bake

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Toss the chicken bites with the garlic & paprika.

Then toss with the flour.

Line a cookie sheet with non-stick foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.

Spread the chicken pieces out so they aren't touching.

Bake on the middle rack for 10 minutes.

Turn all the pieces over and cook for another 4 minutes.

Step 3: Sauce It!

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Remove the chicken from the oven and they should look crisp and golden brown.

Place into a bowl and toss with the Frank's Hot Sauce to taste - the more you add the hotter it gets.

Serve!

These are also great cut up into smaller bits and put on homemade pizza!

Comments

stannickel made it! (author)2015-08-14

I didn't have paprika, so I used chili powder. Also, these are delicious with Thai-style Sriracha instead of Frank's. Very good instructable. Thanks.

crmayo (author)2014-05-02

Thank you for the easy instructable, the pics
really helped. I hardly ever cook but decided to give these nuggets try.
This picture was taken after the spicy bites were cooked, as you can see,
there is some dry flower on the outside of the bites. My boys like to
choose their own flavors and dip the bits. I was wondering if there is a
way to make the dry flower appearance go away. Perhaps dip the spicy bites in egg batter,
then coat with the paprika, garlic and flour?
The boys loved them by the way.

smith library (author)crmayo2014-05-02

You could try coating them with an egg mixture. I haven't tried that because it's a bit messy for such small pieces and I'd be worried it might get too egg-y. I do sometimes spray the bites with some cooking spray before putting them in the oven and then another light spray after I turn them and notice that they aren't flour-y and do get a bit crispier. I just skip that step when I'm going to toss them with a sauce to cut back on the fat & calories :)

MaryT8M (author)2012-08-23

Thank you SO much. These REALLY look good, and you can bet I'm making them! I'm trying to avoid a lot of the hidden carbs, but hadn't found a recipe that baked the chicken bites and still came out crispy.
Thanks again

Kitana Kellaway (author)2012-08-22

*looks at picture of spicy bites*... *licks lips*......*drools*

ironsmiter (author)2012-08-21

worked great with breadcrumbs and tacobell mild sauce.

Was worried that the chicken might come out dry, but it was all good :-)
thanks for sharing the recipe. MUCH healthier, and EASIER than deep fried boneless wings, and just as good.

Canadianthunder (author)2012-08-18

Hi, this recipe is so cool! I want to make these for my family, but they don't really like overley spicey foods. Is there a way to make them less spicey?
thanks.

Maybe try a sweet barbecue sauce instead.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-08-17

Mmm! Those look very tasty, and it would be awesome to try it on pizza, very nice idea :)

jessyratfink (author)2012-08-17

Oh yum! I love chicken with Frank's. :D

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