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Overhead view of a plate of baked buffalo chicken nuggets with a bowl of blue cheese dressing in the center for dipping.
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Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

These Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are big on flavor but are healthier than most buffalo chicken dishes out there. With a little prep ahead, you can have this dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. 

Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 232 kcal
Author Liz


  • cooking spray
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized (about 1-inch) pieces
  • 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. Frank's Red Hot Sauce
  • 2/3 c. unseasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set both baking sheet and cooking spray aside.

  2. Place chicken pieces in a gallon sized ziplock baggie. Add olive oil and hot sauce. Seal and squish around so that sauce coats chicken.

  3. In a shallow bowl, combine remaining ingredients - the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, paprika, chili powder and pepper. Dip each piece of chicken in breadcrumb mixture, rolling around to coat on all sides. Transfer to greased baking sheet and continue working until finished.

  4. Spray top of chicken with cooking spray. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Flip, and bake for another 5 minutes, until golden brown and cooked throughout. (If you double the batch and have a stuffed baking sheet, you may need to cook for a few minutes longer).

  5. Remove from oven and serve hot, with your choice of dipping sauce.