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Buffalo Chicken Dip Bites

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 32 bites
Calories: 74kcal
Adapted from Tasty BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP BITES are amazing! Deep Fried Balls of cheesy buffalo ranch chicken dip rolled twice in breading and deep fried to pop-able perfection. This is one of our favorite game day recipes for tailgating. Bring on the Buffalo Chicken Bites for Super Bowl or for any time you need a delicious and unique appetizer!
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Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup shredded chicken
  • ¼ cup buffalo sauce (store-bought or click for recipe)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ ¼ ounce packet dry Ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2-4 cups seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • Canola oil for frying

Instructions

  • Line a 6x6 inch dish with parchment paper. Cut the parchment paper 2 inches longer and wider than the dish, so the parchment paper hangs over the edges.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients up through the ranch dressing mix until smooth and evenly mixed.
  • Press the mixture into the prepared 6x6 inch dish, and smooth the mixture flat with an offset spatula or a rubber spatula.
  • Cover and freeze until solid or at least 1 hour.
  • Remove the mixture from the freezer and cut into 1x1-inch squares.
  • Set up three shallow dishes; one dish for the flour, one for eggs/milk (beaten), and one for the breadcrumbs.
  • Dip each mozzarella bite in the flour (shaking off excess), in the egg/milk mixture, in the breadcrumbs, back in the egg/milk mixture and back in the breadcrumbs. Add more breadcrumbs or egg mixture as needed.
  • Set the prepared mozzarella bite on a small tray until all are ready.
  • While preparing the Mozzarella bites, pour 3 inches of oil in a medium-sized, deep saucepan and bring the temperature to 350°F.
  • When oil is ready, carefully place 4 mozzarella bites in the oil and stir to keep separated. The bites are ready when crispy and dark golden brown, approximately 1 minute. Transfer to a clean tray.
  • Repeat until all mozzarella bites are fried.
  • Serve hot with desired dipping sauces or dips such as Ranch dip, Buffalo Ranch dip, Honey Mustard, BBQ sauce.
  • Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 150mg | Potassium: 41mg | Vitamin A: 120IU | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 0.5mg