When it comes to the “buffalo chicken” flavor, I am admittedly a late adopter. The Ex loved buffalo wings. Well, any kind of wings, really. It’s like guy code or something. And Nick started liking buffalo chicken anything a few years ago.
So basically, if you can’t beat them, join ’em.
When I was trying to figure out what I was making for our recent Girls Night In party, I knew that our current potluck offerings were heavy on the sweet side (not that that’s a bad thing, of course), so I concentrated on finding something savory to balance it out a bit. And I turned to the easiest source of inspiration.
Namely my Appetizers board, because I wanted finger food. I pinned this recipe for Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites ages ago. Simple, easy to find ingredients, the buffalo chicken flavor profile that everyone likes, and baked (so healthier).
I did give pause when I saw the directions, because it was a bit fiddly and time consuming for a last minute addition to a party menu. Particularly when I don’t want to be stucking dredging chicken bites in flour, egg, and crumbs when everyone is arriving. I’d much rather be drinking Mom Juice.
And as I was in the kitchen dredging while everyone was filtering in, I swore I probably wouldn’t make these again.
Because of the dredging.
But that’s probably not true.
Because these fiddly and time consuming Baked Buffalo Chicken Bites are pretty darn tasty.
They have the heat of buffalo chicken, are perfectly bite size, and a bit healthier because they’re baked.
And the first platter I put out was gone within minutes.
And really, in the grand scheme of things, they took all of thirty minutes to make. So whining aside, they’re worth making.
Good for a little bite when you have friends over. An appetizers-only party. Tailgating. A cozy night in when you just want to have finger food and pop in a movie. Whenever.
Make ’em. Dredge them. And all will be good.
Tomorrow? Book review!
PS Speaking of Pinterest, did you know that the White House has an official Pinterest page? This might be the hippest White House we’ve had since the days of Jackie O. I also found out that the White House actually invited bloggers/pinners to a small little fete there over the Christmas holidays – how cool is that?!