Monday, January 16, 2012

Buffalo Chicken Bites

I found this recipe from Sweet Pea's Kitchen on Pinterest and made them tonight for dinner.  I don't like things too spicy but I thought the 1/2 cup of Frank's Hot Sauce was just right.  If I were making them for Beau I would add a finely diced  jalapeno because Beau likes his spicy food HOT!

3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1/4 to 1/2 cup hot sauce (to taste) - I used Frank's Hot Sauce
3 1/2 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 3/4 cups sharp shredded cheddar cheese - I used medium cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions - I omitted
1 cup all-purpose flour
4 eggs, lightly beaten
3 – 4 cups Corn Flakes cereal, crushed

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese and hot sauce, cheddar cheese and green onions.
Roll a heaping tablespoon of mixture into a 1½-inch ball and place onto a plate or separate baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining mixture.

Place flour in a shallow dish. In a second shallow dish, place eggs. In a third shallow dish, Place cornflakes. Dip each chicken ball first into the flour, then the egg and ending with the Corn Flakes. 

Place on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Yields: 48 bites

If freezing place the dipped and uncooked chicken balls onto a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a freezer bag and store in the freezer until ready. When ready to bake, place the frozen chicken balls on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350˚F for 25 to 30 minutes, until crispy and golden brown.

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