Friday, June 17, 2011

Boneless Buffalo Chicken “Wings”

I think I’ve mentioned a time or two that my husband loves all things spicy.  Frank’s, Sriracha, Tabasco, and a whole host of other hot sauces are always on-hand at our house.  I do like spicy food but not like Paul.  We both have pretty varying ideas on what “spicy” means.  I think something is pretty hot and then he adds more red pepper flakes.  I have the salsa just right and then he adds more hot sauce.  I use just enough Frank’s and then he makes spicy ranch to dip them in.  However you and your family handle spicy, these are the way to go!  If spicy isn’t your thing, you could easily coat these in BBQ sauce or honey mustard.  And they couldn’t have been easier.  These are much less expensive and a lot healthier than heading out to your nearest wing restaurant.

So, yes, you could also call these chicken nuggets or you could shape them into strips.  It’s more about the method than specifics but nonetheless, this is a weeknight dinner idea to keep in your back pocket!

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Buffalo Chicken "Wings" Recipe

Ingredients:

Marinade:
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. corn starch

Breading:
3 eggs, beaten
1 Tbs. milk
2 cups panko
1/4 cup flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
½ tsp. paprika

Buffalo Sauce:
1 Tb. unsalted butter

3/4 cup Frank’s hot sauce

2 tsp. packed brown sugar

1 tsp. cider vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Cut chicken into 1-2 inch cubes and place in a bowl with buttermilk, baking soda and cornstarch. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, line a large baking sheet with parchment and spray with non-stick spray.

Beat eggs and add 1 Tb. milk on one bowl. In another, add the panko, flour, salt, pepper and paprika and mix well.

Remove chicken from buttermilk and place, piece by piece in egg and then cover with panko mixture. Place chicken on the baking sheet, try not to let the pieces touch.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes, flip each piece and bake for another 6-8 minutes.

For the sauce, heat butter in a small saucepan until melted. Add hot sauce, brown sugar and vinegar. Heat the sauce for 45 seconds. Remove from heat. If you prefer to use straight Frank’s or any other buffalo sauce, feel free. I chose to doctor it up a bit and it was great!

Remove chicken from oven and brush with the sauce. Feel free to toss your wings in the sauce!

 

17 Responses to “Boneless Buffalo Chicken “Wings””

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    Courtney — June 17, 2011 @ 8:36 am

    My husband is also a hot sauce fan! It takes up a whole shelf in the refrigerator! He would love these!

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    Baking Serendipity — June 17, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    I love this! My husband is always spicing up everything that I think is just perfect in the "hot" category. Must be a boy thing 🙂

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    Erin — June 17, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    My husband is the same way! He is over the top spicy, and I think I like this hot! But not compared to him! These look great! I love a recipe that I can serve my 6 year old, and then add some sauce to for the grown ups!

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook — June 18, 2011 @ 12:23 am

    Interesting all the husbands including mine prefer very spicy food! This looks delicious Cassie! Your Buffalo Sauce looks very tasty. 🙂

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    Dulce Dough — June 18, 2011 @ 3:57 pm

    I love your version of chicken 'wings'! I enjoy spicy food, but no one else in my family seems to like stuff as hot as I do.

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    Anne — June 18, 2011 @ 6:44 pm

    My son was just telling me he discovered Sriracha sauce and loves it (as well as Frank's). Anything spicy these days. So I am sure he will love these! What a great and easy recipe! : )

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    In Katrina's Kitchen — June 18, 2011 @ 8:25 pm

    Cassie – your sauce looks amazing! Mmm

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    Megan — June 18, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

    Cassie – if you are ever in cincinnati, OH there is a store you HAVE TO visit called Jungle Jims. Not only is it stocked with almost anything you can imagine, there is a section I know Paul would love – 240 hot sauces to choose from!

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    Cassie @ Bake Your Day — June 18, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    I just Googled it – it looks so awesome, I'm sure Paul would love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  10. #
    Kate@Diethood — June 18, 2011 @ 10:45 pm

    I guess my husband is the odd one… he can't stand spicy. I love it on certain things, like chicken wings! 🙂

  11. #
    Parsley Sage — June 19, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    Yummy! The spicier the better as far as I'm concerned. Buzzed 🙂

  12. #
    Cathy at Wives with Knives — June 19, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    Love the sound of this recipe, Cassie, especially that it is baked and not fried. I like foods with a good kick…my family not so much.

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    Sarah — June 19, 2011 @ 6:14 pm

    Sriracha is a staple in our house as well. These look wonderful!

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    Lizzy — June 20, 2011 @ 8:58 pm

    I'm the one who likes the spicy ffod in our family…but I know I could tone these wings down for hubby and the kids…they sound spectacular!

  15. #
    Meagan — June 23, 2011 @ 12:00 pm

    These look so good; I'll be making them soon 🙂 I just found your blog, love it!

  16. #
    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels — June 25, 2011 @ 7:58 am

    Oh my do these look soooo good! The sauce recipe sounds amazing. I can't wait to try this! 🙂

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