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Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Bites

Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Bites

With less than a week to go until the Super Bowl, I thought I would share a couple of recipes this week that you can make for your parties! Now, I have to admit that I could give two craps about the Super Bowl. Just not into it. But, any excuse to get together with friends and eat a bunch of food sounds good to me! And hey, at least the commercials are fun! You’ve heard me say before that my darling husband is a buffalo chicken fanatic. I have a few buffalo chicken recipes in my arsenal, but I wanted to make something new that was more of an appetizer. These buffalo chicken bites did the trick! They were tasty, easy to make, and low in fat! You should totally add these to your Super Bowl menu!!

Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Bites

Yield: serves 4-6

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded (I used rotisserie chicken)
  • 3 ounces fat-free or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (depending on how much buffalo flavor you want)
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups panko bread crumbs
  • Optional: 1/4 cup green onion, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a large baking sheet with a baking mat or parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and the buffalo sauce (and onion, if using).
  2. Add the flour, eggs, and panko to three shallow bowls. Take the chicken mixture and roll into 1 1/2-2 inch balls (I made mine way too big, they were more like 3 bites!). Roll each ball in the flour, then the egg, and then the panko. Place on a baking sheet and spray around each ball with olive oil spray (this helps brown the panko crumbs) and bake for about 15 minutes, then turn the balls over and bake for another 5 or 10 minutes until they are golden brown. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping!!

Adapted from Pennies on a Platter

Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Bites


34 Responses to “Low-Fat Buffalo Chicken Bites”

  1. #
    Tina@flourtrader — January 30, 2012 at 5:48 am

    The blend of flavor ingredients does make my mouth water and that picture has a great influence also! Definitely worth trying, especially since they do not have all the fat like most appetizers.
    Superbowl to me is not all that either, but I am sure friends and great food can really make it fun. Happy Monday!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:18 am

      Thank you, Tina! I think good food and friends can make any night fun!

  2. #
    Ramona — January 30, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Wow.. this is a keeper!!! Really fun recipe. When I first saw the title and picture I thought they were like chicken nuggets and then when you said use shredded chicken… I got it. It’s like a buffalo chicken dip in a crispy nugget. Brilliant!! Have a great week! ~ Ramona

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:19 am

      Thanks, Ramona! I never even thought about calling them nuggets, but they are very similar!

  3. #
    Kristen — January 30, 2012 at 9:19 am

    The inside of those bites has me drooling. Chicken and cheese! YUM!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:19 am

      Thanks, Kristin! I love the creamy and cheesy filling too!

  4. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — January 30, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I keep getting more and more good ideas for the Super Bowl. I actually have to travel during the game for work but I plan on having all of the good eats on Saturday!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:22 am

      That stinks you have to travel, but at least you’ll get to enjoy the good eats on Saturday!

  5. #
    Liz @ Southern Charm — January 30, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    What a perfect game day recipe!! The inside of these bites look SO GOOD!!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:23 am

      Thank you, Liz!!

  6. #
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — January 30, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    What a great idea! It is kind of like a crab cake, only with chicken and buffalo! How fun, and anything with buffalo sauce is great for game day!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:24 am

      Thanks, Erin! You’re totally right, they are sort of like a crab cake!!

  7. #
    Culinary Cache — January 30, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    These are wonderful! You can’t go wrong with LOW FAT buffalo chicken bites! Great recipe!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:29 am

      Thank you so much! :)

  8. #
    Cassie — January 30, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I’m on board with anything buffalo. These look PERFECT!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:30 am

      Thanks, Cassie! I’m happy to share buffalo chicken recipes with other buffalo fanatics! :)

  9. #
    Ann — January 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    These looked really, REALLY good…and then you cracked one open and I started drooling – WOW! That’s one heck of an appetizer! BRAVO!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:31 am

      Haha! Thanks, Ann! :)

  10. #
    Baking Serendipity — January 30, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Low fat and buffalo chicken?! I love everything about this!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:33 am

      Thanks, Sarah!

  11. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — January 31, 2012 at 12:38 am

    Stephanie….these look awesome! My younger son is huge ‘buffalo anything’ fan. So these sound perfect. And while I love buffalo wings….I’m happy to do without the bones! I’m not a football fan at all. But my boys are….so I think I will give these a try next weekend! : )

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:34 am

      I’m not a fan of the bones either! Let me know if you make them!

  12. #
    Kiri W. — January 31, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Oh man, these look fantastic, especially with a cool dip! :) Wonderful recipe, and hard to believe they’re lightened up!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 1st, 2012 @ 12:34 am

      Thanks, Kiri! I figured we’d better have some lighter recipes amongst all the other crap! :P

  13. #
    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — February 1, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Mmmm, yum! These look amazing. I love buffalo chicken anything but love the fact that these are a little less guilt inducing. Pinned it!

  14. #
    Alyssa — February 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    What a great idea! I’m not into the Super Bowl either and the only reason it matters to me is for the same reason you said, it’s an excuse to get together with friends and eat for a few hours. I love these bites, but I would probably eat them all by myself, which would defeat the low-fat part :)

  15. #
    Jenni (Traveler for Good) — February 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Wow – so many delicious buffalo chicken recipes on different blogs. These look amazing and I like that they are baked!

  16. #
    Cucina49 — February 2, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    They look just as good as the fried version, and I love that you’ve posted a healthy Super Bowl recipe. Buzzed!

  17. #
    Katie — February 3, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Hi! quick questions for you- how many individual bites/balls does this recipe make? Thanks!

    • Stephanie replied: — February 3rd, 2012 @ 10:06 am

      Hey Katie, if you make each bite about 1 1/2 inches, you will get around 45 pieces. If you make them a little bigger, you may get closer to 30. Hope that helps!

      • Katie replied: — February 4th, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

        Thanks!! Super helpful!

  18. #
    Meghan — February 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    I’ve had this marked to read for what seems like forever to me…. They look amazing, & I cannot wait to make them for my next girl’s night! They remind me of a certain appetizer from Chzcake Factory that we always get, It’s called buffalo something, and they’re are pure evil. These look like a much better alternative, thanks Steph!


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