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Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Bites – Quick & Easy Snack

Low-Carb Buffalo Chicken Bites – Quick & Easy Snack

Whip up a batch of these succulent Keto Buffalo Chicken Bites, and brace yourself for a fiery flavor adventure that fits right into your low-carb lifestyle. Each bite-sized morsel is a harmony of tangy buffalo zing and soothing cheddar that promises to satisfy your cravings without the guilt. Perfect for a quick snack or a crowd-pleasing appetizer, these chicken bites are a testament to how delightful and diverse keto eating can be. Simple ingredients, minimal prep, and loads of flavor – that’s what you get with every crunchy, cheesy bite.

Course: Snacks, Appetizers, Lunch, DinnerCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
5.0 from 3 votes
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

124

kcal
Serving size

4

bites
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Ingredients

Equipment

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (204°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Open the can of chicken and drain any liquid. Transfer the chicken to a clean dish towel or paper towel and press firmly to remove excess moisture.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the drained chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, and egg. Add garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper to your preference, and mix until well incorporated.Hand cracking a fresh egg into a bowl with shredded chicken for a keto recipe.Shredded cheddar cheese being poured into a bowl with chicken and egg to make keto bites.
  • Shape the mixture into bite-sized nuggets and place them on the prepared baking sheet.Raw buffalo chicken bites arranged on parchment paper, ready to be baked in the oven.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the bites are golden brown and crispy.
  • While the bites are baking, ready the buffalo sauce and a bowl to toss the bites.
  • Once baked, remove the chicken bites from the oven, and let them cool for a moment. Toss them gently in the buffalo sauce until evenly coated.Freshly baked keto buffalo chicken bites on a baking sheet just out of the oven.Tossing crispy baked chicken bites with buffalo sauce in a bowl to coat them evenly.
  • Serve immediately with a side of ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping, garnished with chopped scallions or herbs if desired.Serving plate filled with spicy buffalo chicken bites, garnished with chopped scallions.Dipping a buffalo chicken bite into creamy ranch dressing, perfect for a keto snack.

Notes

  • Serving Suggestions
    – Pair these Buffalo Chicken Bites with a fresh keto-friendly salad, like a simple arugula salad with a lemon olive oil dressing.
    – Serve alongside crisp celery sticks and a creamy keto ranch dressing to dip for a cooling contrast to the spicy buffalo sauce.
    – For a heartier meal, present them with cauliflower rice or keto-friendly coleslaw to keep the carb count low.
  • Notes
    – If you prefer your chicken bites with a less spicy kick, adjust the amount of buffalo sauce to suit your taste.
    – These bites can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days and reheated in the oven or air fryer for the best texture.
    – For a dairy-free version, omit the cheese or use a dairy-free cheese alternative that melts well.
  • Tips
    – For extra crispy bites, broil them for an additional 2-3 minutes after baking.
    – To ensure even cooking, avoid overcrowding the bites on the baking sheet.
    – Draining the canned chicken thoroughly is key to achieving the perfect texture for the bites.
  • Variations/Modifications
    – For a spicier version, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the mix or use a hot variety of buffalo sauce.
    – To reduce fat, use reduced-fat cheddar cheese or a mix of Greek yogurt with a smaller amount of cheese.
    – Incorporate finely chopped veggies like bell peppers or spinach for added nutrients.
  • Prep Ahead
    – The chicken mixture can be prepared and shaped into bites up to a day in advance. Store them on the baking sheet, covered with plastic wrap, in the refrigerator. When ready to bake, simply preheat the oven and proceed with the baking instructions.
    – The buffalo sauce can also be pre-made and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat gently before tossing the baked bites.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories: 124kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 0.4g
  • Protein: 6.2g
  • Fat: 7g
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