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Buffalo Chicken Bites (In the Air Fryer!)

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!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time39 mins
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3 Servings
Calories: 489kcal
Author: The Sassy Foodie



  • Mix the Marinade: In a bowl, add the chicken and all of the marinade ingredients. Let it sit for a minimum of 30 minutes. 
    3 Chicken breasts, 1 cup Whole milk, 1 tablespoon Lemon juice, ¼ cup Louisiana Hot Sauce + extra to drizzle, 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder, 1 teaspoon Onion powder, 1 teaspoon Old bay, Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Bread the Chicken: Draining off the excess marinade, toss the chicken pieces in the panko and breadcrumb mixture (with salt and pepper added). 
    ¾ cup Panko breadcrumbs, ¾ cup Seasoned breadcrumbs
  • 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. 
  • Drizzle with Hot Sauce: Drizzle with extra hot sauce once done.


  • Cut the chicken in even sized pieces: For even cooking time and the best result, try and ensure that all of your chicken pieces are around the same size.
  • Do not overcrowd the air fryer basket: Air fryers make food crispy thanks to the constant flow of air around your food. If the basket is overcrowded, you will not get the same crispy result, so be sure not to overcrowd!


Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 808mg | Potassium: 1067mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 271IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 3mg