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Krispie Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Nuggets | 21 Day Fix Buffalo Chicken Nuggets (Oven Friendly)

  • Author: Nancylynn
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 40 nuggets 1x
  • Category: Chicken
  • Method: Air Fryer | Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Krispie Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Nuggets are a new family favorite – enjoy them mildly spiced or kick it up a notch with extra seasoning!  No Air Fryer?  No worries – you can make these 21 Day Fix Buffalo Chicken Nuggets in your oven, too!


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Ingredients

Air Fryer Buffalo Nuggets

olive oil cooking spray

1 lb boneless chicken tenders, cut into about 40 bite sized pieces

2 cups of brown rice cereal

¼1/2 tsp cayenne (I would start with ¼ tsp and test a small batch before adding more!)

½ tsp paprika  

1 tsp garlic powder

½ tsp Salt

1 egg white

2 T hot sauce (I use Franks)

2 tsp olive oil

Dipping Sauce:

¾ cup plain Greek Yogurt (2% for the FIX, fat free for WW) 

2 T hot sauce

⅓ cup of blue cheese crumbles

optional – 1 T white wine vinegar and 1 T lemon juice


Instructions

Air Fryer

  1. Preheat Air fryer to 390.
  2. Place rice cereal in a bag along with spices. Using a rolling pin (or your hands) crush cereal a bit, leaving some larger pieces intact. Place cereal mixture in a bowl.
  3. Whisk egg white, hot sauce, and olive oil together in a small bowl.
  4. One by one, dip the chicken bites into the hot sauce mixture, then into the cereal spice mixture. Shake off excess.
  5. Place chicken bites in the air fryer in small batches so they can crisp up.  Spray with olive oil cooking spray and cook for 4 minutes, then flip. Spray nuggets again and cook for 4 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Mix Greek yogurt, hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles (and vinegar and lemon juice, if using) together.  Taste and add more hot sauce if desired.
  7. Serve nuggets with blue cheese buffalo sauce and enjoy!

Oven

  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Place rice cereal in a bag along with spices. Using a rolling pin (or your hands) crush cereal a bit, leaving some larger pieces in tact. Place cereal mixture in a bowl.
  3. Whisk egg white, hot sauce, and olive oil together in a small bowl.
  4. One by one, dip the chicken bites into the hot sauce mixture, then into the cereal spice mixture. Shake off excess.
  5. Place chicken bites on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Spray with olive oil cooking spray and cook for 10 minutes, then flip. Spray nuggets again and cook for 5 more minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Mix Greek yogurt, hot sauce, blue cheese crumbles (and vinegar and lemon juice, if using) together.  Taste and add more hot sauce if desired.
  7. Serve nuggets with blue cheese buffalo sauce and enjoy!

Notes

21 Day Fix: 10 nuggets – 1 yellow, 1 red

1/4 of dipping sauce is 1/4 red, 1/4 blue

WW Freestyle: 10 nuggets – 2.5 FS points

1/4 of dipping sauce is 1 FS point


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 10 nuggets

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