Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Lunch / Dinner

Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets

Whether you’re watching the game with friends or having a casual weeknight meal, everyone is sure to crave these little bites — where spicy Buffalo flavors meet the much-loved chicken nugget. With a crisp, flavorful coating, a bit of ranch for dipping, and refreshing celery sticks, not only will the kids go gaga for the nuggets, the adults might like them even more.


4 servings

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Test Kitchen Tip

Frank’s makes both a wing sauce and a hot sauce. The wing sauce is a toned-down version of the hot sauce as there’s butter flavor added.


Preheat oven to 450° with a baking sheet coated with nonstick spray inside.

Heat hot sauce and butter in a saucepan over medium until butter melts. Off heat, stir in chicken until coated.

Combine panko, Parmesan, black pepper, garlic powder, and cayenne in a shallow dish. Remove chicken from sauce, letting excess drip off, then coat in panko mixture, pressing to adhere. Transfer nuggets to prepared baking sheet and coat with nonstick spray.

Bake nuggets 10 minutes, flip, then continue baking 10 minutes more. Serve nuggets with ranch and celery sticks.


To ensure the coating sticks, let the excess sauce drip off, then pat the chicken into the panko mixture.

Nutritional Facts

Nutritional Facts

Per serving

Calories: 348

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17g 26%

Saturated Fat 9g 45%

Cholesterol 110mg 36%

Sodium 1105mg 46%

Carbs 14g 4%

Fiber 1g 4%

Protein 33g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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