Hot Spicy Buffalo Chicken Strips

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Hot and spicy buffalo chicken strips are a great way to keep warm and kick off the winter blues. I’m also always looking for a party food. When I have some people over for games or movie night, these hot and spicy chicken strips keep the crowd pleased.

I make them with a simple and delicious combination of hot sauce, salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. Then, I dredge them in flour, egg, and Panko bread crumbs. Believe me, they come out crispy and spectacular. You can deep fry, air fry, or bake them. To top things off, you can make them up in about 30 minutes. Life doesn’t get any better.

Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 4 Calories: 175
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


These hot and spicy chicken strips are another great addition to your finger food and party repertoire. I served them up at my last party and they were an instant hit. As one guest said: "I can't get enough of these. I have to get the recipe."



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  1. Add the chicken into a large mixing bowl followed by the salt, pepper, and hot sauce. Mix until well combined and the chicken is coated. 

  2. For the first dredging station add the flour, salt, pepper, paprika, and garlic to a mixing bowl.

  3. In the second bowl, add the egg and milk. Beat until mixed.

  4. In the third bowl, place the Panko bread crumbs in followed by 1/4 cup of the flour mixture from the first bowl. Mix until well incorporated.

  5. Dredge the chicken into the flour and shake off any excess. Next into the egg mixture and ensure it's completely covered. Lastly, dredge in the Panko and place into the bottom of a air fryer sprayed or oiled.


  6. Air fry at 350 degrees F or 180 C for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. Alternatively, you can deep fry the chicken at 350 F or 180 C for about 4 minutes on each side. Baking at the same temperature is another option.

  7. Serve with your favourite sauce and enjoy your hot and spicy chicken strips.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 175kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g27%
Saturated Fat 4.5g23%
Trans Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 450mg19%
Potassium 164mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 8.2g3%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g2%
Sugars 0.8g
Protein 7.3g15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Nutritional values are a within reason estimate and my vary depending on several factors.


As always, the recipe can be altered to your taste. The type and amounts of seasoning is optional.

On more of a personal note, I find they are nicer deep fried and maintain the crispness air fried. It is a matter of choice, however. 

You can also use chicken tenderloins, but I find them to be on the pricy side. 

Keywords: Chicken, Finger Food, Party Recipes, Snacks

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David Hood

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Hey, I’m David Hood And I’m so happy you’re here!! So many of my favorite memories in life seem to take place around the table, especially when surrounded by people I love. And of course, all the better when nourished by some seriously delicious foodHappy Cooking! 

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