These firecracker chicken bites are crispy on the outside and juicy in the center. Smothered in the most delicious sauce, you’re going to love this recipe. Enjoy these bites as an appetizer or over a salad. You can tuck them inside of a wrap too! No matter what, they’re delicious.

Firecracker Chicken Bites – Healthyish Foods

For this recipe, I used Smart Chicken’s chicken breasts. If you are new here, Smart Chicken is the reason I started eating chicken again after 9 years! Their chickens are fed a high-quality diet, humanely handled, and never given antibiotics, hormones, or animal by-products. All Smart Chicken is pure air chilled, without added water. The result is the best-tasting, highest-quality fresh chicken on the market. Honestly, Smart Chicken just knows how to do it right.

This recipe post is sponsored by Smart Chicken. I was compensated my for my time, however, all opinions are my own.

Firecracker Chicken Bites – Healthyish Foods

Ingredients Needed for Firecracker Chicken Bites

Chicken – You’ll need 1 lb. Smart Chicken’s chicken breasts. Cube the breasts into bite-sized pieces.

Breading Station – You’ll need cornstarch, salt, pepper, eggs, and panko breadcrumbs for the breading.

Sauce – You’ll combine butter, buffalo sauce, light brown sugar and rice vinegar in a small sauce pot.

Green Onions – Garnish the dish with green onions.

Red Pepper Flakes – optional

Firecracker Chicken Bites – Healthyish Foods

How to Make Firecracker Chicken Bites

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

Cube your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.

Setup three plates, one with cornstarch, salt and pepper. The second, with two whisked eggs. The third, with panko breadcrumbs.

Dredge the chicken through the cornstarch mixture, then the eggs, then the panko.

Place the breaded pieces on the prepared baking tray.

Spray the chicken with olive oil cooking spray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip halfway through.

While the chicken bakes, make the sauce.

Combine buffalo sauce, light brown sugar, rice vinegar, and butter over low heat. Whisk until well combined.

Grab a large mixing bowl.

Add the baked chicken to the bowl and toss it with the sauce until well coated.

Serve hot with freshly chopped green onions. Option to add red pepper flakes.

Firecracker Chicken Bites – Healthyish Foods

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for three to four days. Reheat in the microwave. Looking for more chicken recipes?

Firecracker Chicken Bites – Healthyish Foods

Firecracker Chicken Bites

These firecracker chicken bites are crispy on the outside and juicy in the center. Smothered in the most delicious sauce, you’re going to love this recipe.
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Ingredients

Chicken Bites

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts, cubed, Smart Chicken
  • 2 eggs, whisked
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce, Frank's Red Hot
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

Equipment

  • 1 baking tray
  • 1 mixing bowl
  • 3 plates

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Cube your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
  • Setup three plates, one with cornstarch, salt and pepper. The second, with two whisked eggs. The third, with panko breadcrumbs.
  • Dredge the chicken through the cornstarch mixture, then the eggs, then the panko.
  • Place the breaded pieces on the prepared baking tray.
  • Repeat until all the chicken is breaded.
  • Spray the chicken with olive oil cooking spray and bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Flip halfway through.
  • While the chicken bakes, make the sauce.
  • Combine buffalo sauce, light brown sugar, rice vinegar, and butter over low heat. Whisk until well combined.
  • Once the chicken is cooked, grab a large bowl.
  • Add the chicken to the bowl and toss it with the sauce until well coated.
  • Serve hot with freshly chopped green onions. Option to add red pepper flakes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 392kcal, Carbohydrates: 43g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 169mg, Sodium: 1509mg, Potassium: 514mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 329IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 2mg