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Buffalo chicken nuggets with ranch dressing and celery sticks.

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

These buffalo chicken nuggets are chicken breast pieces lightly battered and fried to crispy perfection, then coated in a homemade buffalo sauce. An easy and delicious snack or meal!
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword buffalo chicken nuggets, spicy chicken nuggets
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 421kcal
Author Sara Welch


  • 1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce such as Frank's Red Hot
  • 4 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ranch dressing and celery sticks for serving
  • oil for frying


  • Pour the buttermilk into a medium sized bowl. Add the chicken pieces and soak for 10 minutes.
  • Place the eggs in a small bowl. 
  • In a medium sized bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper, garlic powder and baking powder.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the flour mixture.
  • Dip each piece of chicken in the egg mixture, then back into the flour mixture. Place the coated chicken pieces on a plate.  Repeat the process with all of the chicken pieces.
  • Heat 2-3 inches of oil in a deep pan to 350 degrees F.
  • Place 4-5 nuggets in the pan. Cook for 4-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
  • Place the fried chicken on paper towels, then repeat the cooking process with the rest of the chicken.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the hot sauce, butter and honey.
  • Pour the buffalo sauce over the cooked nuggets and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately with ranch dressing and celery sticks on the side. 


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 209mg | Sodium: 525mg | Potassium: 741mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 24.2mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 3.2mg