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Just 7 ingredients and a few minutes is all it takes to put together these spicy Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets. Skip the drive through and bring the heat at home. 

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets on a serving plate with a bowl of sauce.

We eat a lot of homemade chicken nuggets in our house. The kids love them. The adults love them. Everyone is happy. In our house, we love a little heat, so I decided to do a fun variation on my standard chicken nugget and do a hot sauce version. We love it! Seriously, even the kids.

These can also be frozen unbaked and popped in the oven on a busy night. Add 5-10 minutes to the baking time. Ditch the drive through and give homemade chicken nuggets a try. You might fall in love.

Buffalo Chicken Nuggets on a baking sheet.

I am a huge fan of Frank’s Buffalo Hot Sauce. It’s seriously the best. And no, they aren’t paying me to say that and I actually don’t have a working relationship with them at all (not for lack of trying). Still, I use their hot sauce in so many of my recipes because it really is the best.

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Buffalo Chicken Nuggets on a serving plate with a bowl of sauce.
Just 7 ingredients and a few minutes is all it takes to put together these spicy Baked Buffalo Chicken Nuggets. Skip the drive through and bring the heat at home.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
  • 2 to 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 cup Frank's Buffalo Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Trim chicken breast of any fat. Cut into 1-inch, nugget sized pieces.
  • In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs, parmesan, salt, and Italian seasonings.
  • In another small bowl, pour in the buffalo hot sauce and melted butter. Whisk to combine.
  • Dip the chicken pieces into the hot sauce/butter and then roll them around in the breadcrumb mixture. Make sure they are good and coated.
  • Place the coated chicken nuggets onto a lightly greased baking sheet.
  • Bake in the oven for about 25-30 minutes until the nuggets are browned and cooked through.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 1123mg | Potassium: 103mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 615IU | Vitamin C: 14.9mg | Calcium: 176mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Nuggets
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Maureen Szuch
September 3, 2018 1:46 pm

5 stars
This recipe is so easy and I cooked it in air fryer for 25 instead of oven. Amazing!

Jeni Herman
January 12, 2021 6:45 pm

5 stars
Just the right amount of buffalo spice. I used our air fryer on the bake setting for about 12 minutes and they were perfect.

Last edited 7 days ago by Jeni Herman
Debbie Don Diego
August 17, 2020 5:08 am

I have made these a number of times and there are never any leftovers! As a matter of fact making them tonight. I put them under the broiler for 5 minutes and keep spinning. Great recipe 😋👍

August 15, 2020 11:28 am

Excellent! Loved it!

Heather Boltz
July 13, 2020 9:54 am

3 stars
I really wanted to love these but the Italian seasoning was too much. Perhaps 3 teaspoons but 3 tablespoons was way too much. We will give it another try though with less of this.

Roy Robertson
May 28, 2020 11:05 pm

5 stars
These are incredible and
Easy to fix.

April 14, 2020 10:30 pm

5 stars
Solid recipe, I am definitely going to make this again. Although are the macros correct? Surely a serving is more than 5 grams protein?

April 6, 2020 10:30 am

5 stars
I made these yesterday for a picky teenager and they were a huge hit! I put the chicken in the hot sauce early in the morning so they could marinate all day and only made half the batter which was the perfect amount for two chicken breasts. Thank you for the recipe, I’m sure it will be on repeat in our house 🙂

Nannette Hawk
January 18, 2020 2:54 pm

Excellent recipe

January 12, 2020 8:38 am

Absolutly LOVE IT!!!!!

Sue Gammon
January 12, 2020 8:36 am

5 stars
I’ve tried these. And love them! And your tight. FRANKS is the best. Thanks for sharing, I didnt have the recipe, but now that I do, it’s coming out Today and at SUPERBOWL

January 11, 2020 3:04 pm

5 stars
i sure will try this, sounds great

July 16, 2019 4:43 pm

5 stars

May 31, 2019 6:10 am

5 stars
I Have made this a number of times and its always a winner in my house?

Jay Miller
May 19, 2019 7:19 pm

I make it exactly as shown and my wife calls it my signature dish and her favorite. Considering I make much more complicated stuff it almost hurts my feelings LOL… Seriously I love it as much as she does

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