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Buffalo Chicken Bites with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

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The Super Bowl is obviously not complete without lots of yummy food and even though I didn’t have any real interest in either team playing I was still on board to watch the game and enjoy some snacks! Sunday afternoon I put these together and took them to the Super Bowl party I attended and by the time I left they were all gone.  If you like buffalo sauce, you have to try these at some point, they are so delicious!

I bought the Pioneer Woman’s A Year of Holiday’s cookbook before Christmas and she has a section for the Super Bowl in it!  I found this recipe there but tweaked it a bit because a) I wasn’t going to fry chicken on my electric stove and b) I wasn’t going to fry them anyways.  So I baked them.  Obviously these would be really good fried (because who doesn’t like popcorn chicken) but they were also really great baked! It’s really the buffalo sauce that makes it.

Buffalo Chicken Bites with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

Ingredients

BLUE CHEESE DIPPING SAUCE

  • 1 cup low fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 5 oz blue cheese crumbles
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

CHICKEN BITES

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 12-ounce bottle beer
  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts

SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 12-ounce bottle cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 4 dashes Worcestershire sauce

Direction

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Make the blue cheese dip by combining mayonnaise, sour cream, blue cheese, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, and buttermilk in a bowl.  Stir together until well combined.  Add a little more buttermilk to get the desired consistency, if desired, and then cover and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready for it.
  3. Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Pour in the beer, whisking as you go.  Keep adding until the batter is somewhat thin but still thick enough to stick to the chicken.
  5. Cut the chicken into 1 inch pieces.  Add them to the batter and then toss them around.
  6. Arrange coated chicken pieces on a baking sheet lined with foil.  Bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from oven, rotate, and bake for an additional 5 minutes.
  7. To make the sauce, combine the butter, cayenne pepper sauce, and Worcestershire sauce in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Melt it together, whisking to combine.
  8. Transfer the chicken to a bowl and pour on the sauce, tossing the chicken to coat it well.
  9. Arrange chicken back on the baking sheet, with new foil, and bake for another 5 to 10 minutes to seal in the sauce.
  10. Serve them with celery stick and the dipping sauce!

Hope you’re all staying safe in this crazy weather!

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