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Buffalo Chicken Bites (In the Air Fryer!)

  • Author: The Sassy Foodie
  • Prep Time: 30 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 9 Minutes
  • Total Time: 39 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Air Fry
  • Cuisine: American


I think I speak for all of us when I say, we are always on the lookout for the best possible chicken nugget or chicken bite recipe. Let this be a sign that you are that much closer in your search because these buffalo chicken bites may just top your list!


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 1 cup whole milk (or buttermilk)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (if using whole milk only)
  • 1/4 cup Louisiana Hot Sauce + extra to drizzle 
  • 1 tsp garlic powder 
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp old bay seasoning
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 3/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs 
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Mix the Marinade: In a bowl, add the chicken, buttermilk (or milk+lemon that has sat together for 5 minutes), hot sauce, and spices (except salt and pepper). Let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes. 
  2. Bread the Chicken: Draining off the excess marinade, toss the chicken pieces in the panko and breadcrumb mixture (with salt and pepper added). 
  3. Air Fry the Chicken: Spray the air fryer basket with non-stick cooking spray. Arrange the chicken in the basket, and spray with cooking spray on top. Air fry for 9 minutes at 400 degrees. 
  4. Drizzle with Hot Sauce: Drizzle with extra hot sauce once done.


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