Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

These spicy little nuggets look and taste like the kind you get at a fast-food place. They’re crispy, juicy, and tender, and they have a fabulous kick from the Buffalo sauce. These are so good on their own, but you can easily dip them in your favorite sauce.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 4 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (5 oz. each), cut into 1½" pieces
  • ⅔ cup Buffalo-style hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 1 cup gluten-free panko bread crumbs
  • 1½ Tbsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper


  • Place chicken in a large bowl. Toss with hot sauce, cover, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Grease a baking sheet with gluten-free cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Mix bread crumbs, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper in a shallow bowl.
  • Dip each nugget into the bread crumbs and cover liberally. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat until all chicken is covered. Bake for 10–12 minutes or until chicken is crispy.