Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

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Healthy, Buffalo Chicken Nuggets baked in the oven are spicy and delicious! Crispy and golden on the outside with tender chicken breast on the inside, so good!

A plate of crispy baked buffalo chicken nuggets with carrots and celery sticks and creamy dipping sauce
Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

I took my Baked Chicken Nugget recipe and added buffalo sauce, they turned out so good! Buffalo sauce makes everything better, right?! Perfect dipped in blue cheese dressing. Some favorite buffalo chicken recipes are Buffalo Chicken Strips, Buffalo Chicken Jalapeno Poppers and if you want a buffalo chicken appetizer, try this buffalo chicken dip, it’s my favorite!

We eat a lot of homemade Baked Chicken Nuggets for lunch in my house. Madison loves them, I love them and they’re so easy to make. Every now and then I take my standard recipe and change it up. This week I thought why not try it with hot sauce – we loved them! Not overly spicy, but enough to know it’s there. You could of course kick it up a notch by using tabsaco sauce and adding some ground cayenne pepper to the seasoning.

A plate of crispy breaded buffalo chicken nuggets with celery and carrot sticks and creamy dipping sauce.

Serve them with celery and carrots if you wish, and my homemade Low Fat Blue Cheese Dressing.

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Healthy, Buffalo Chicken Nuggets baked in the oven are spicy and delicious! Crispy and golden on the outside with tender chicken breast on the inside, so good!
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Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

211 Cals 28 Protein 11 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Yield: 4 servings
COURSE: Lunch
CUISINE: American
Healthy, Buffalo Chicken Nuggets baked in the oven are spicy and delicious! Crispy and golden on the outside with tender chicken breast on the inside, so good!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder, use ground cayenne to make it hotter
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 6 tbsp whole wheat Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, or gluten-free crumbs
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • olive oil spray
  • 2 tbsp Frank's Hot Sauce, or your favorite hot sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 40 small bite sized pieces
  • 4 celery stalks, trimmed to 4 inch strips
  • optional: 1/2 cup skinny blue cheese dressing, additional points

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
  • Combine garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, bread crumbs and panko in a medium bowl and toss well.
  • Place the hot sauce in another medium bowl with the oil.
  • Dip the chicken into the hot sauce mix, then into the crumbs and place on the baking sheet.
  • Spray the top generously with olive oil spray then bake 8 - 10 minutes. Turn over then cook another 4 - 5 minutes or until cooked though.
  • Serve with celery sticks and blue cheese dressing if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 10nuggets, Calories: 211kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 83mg, Sodium: 379mg, Fiber: 2g
WW Points Plus: 5
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Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets – healthy baked chicken nuggets with a touch of heat!

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149 comments

  1. These were easy and delicious.  I only used panko  breadcrumbs and the recipe turned out great.  Thanks for an easy delicious way to mix up my weight watchers meals.

  2. I’ve made these 3x in the last week. They are so delicious. I’m thinking what a perfect SUPER BOWL appetizer to share with different dipping sauces. I’ll be making these again and again.

  3. Delicious!!

  4. could this recipe be made in the air fryer?

  5. I made these in my air fryer combining this recipe and the instructions for the Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets.  They were so delicious!!  A big hit with my family. The cayenne added just the right amount of heat.  Thank you for the recipe!