Buffalo Chicken Bites

These Buffalo Chicken Bites are the perfect, bite sized appetizer! Crispy, fried balls of buffalo chicken can be dipped in Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing!

I think it’s safe to say that we love buffalo chicken everything! Just like the classic Buffalo Chicken Dip or this comforting Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti!


Ingredients For Buffalo Chicken Bites:

Just a few things, but everything will come together really quickly!

  • Cooked, Shredded Chicken: A rotisserie chicken works great here, so if you don’t hav any leftover chicken just grab one at the grocery store.
  • Cheddar Cheese: You can also use mozzarella cheese, pepper jack or Colby cheese! Really any type of melting cheese that you like.
  • Eggs: Eggs are going to help the bread crumbs stick to these crispy chicken bites.
  • Flour: Flour will give the eggs something to stick on, it’s all part of the breading process.
  • Panko Bread Crumbs: Panko bread crumbs have a jagged edge to them, unlike regular bread crumbs that make for a crispier coating.
  • Vegetable or Canola Oil for Frying: How much oil you need will depend on the size of the pot that you are using.

How Do You Make These Fried Chicken Appetizers?

  1. Start by heating a large pot halfway full with oil. If you have a fry thermometer, you want the oil to reach 350 degrees. If you don’t, you can check the oil temperature by putting a cube of bread into the oil. if it fries up golden in 5 seconds, you’re good to go.
  2. Add the chicken, cheese, scallions, salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix together and form into golf ball sized balls.
  3. Bread the balls in flour first, then egg (letting the excess egg drip off) and then the bread crumbs.
  4. Fry the chicken bites in the heated oil for about 3-4 minutes until golden brown.

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Buffalo Chicken Bites with ranch

Buffalo Chicken Bites

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

These crispy fried appetizers are perfect for parties!



  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce or buffalo wing sauce (for a milder flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing for dipping


  1. Heat a large pot filled half way with oil to 350 degrees.
  2. Add the chicken to a bowl along with the hot sauce, scallions, pepper and cheese and mix to combine.
  3. Form into balls the size of a golf ball and set aside.
  4. Set up a breading station with 3 shallow bowls of flour, the beaten eggs and bread crumbs. Roll each ball into the flour, egg then the bread crumbs.
  5. When the oil has reached 350 degrees, fry the chicken bites in batches for about 3-4 minutes until they are golden brown.
  6. Set aside to drain on paper towels and repeat until all the chicken bites are fried.
  7. Serve with Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing for dipping.
  • Category: Appetzers
  • Method: Deep Fry
  • Cuisine: American

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