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Hot Spicy Buffalo Chicken Strips

Cooking Method , , ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min 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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  • 3 medium boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into vertically into strips
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce of your choice
  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 175
% 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
David Hood
A Food Blogger

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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!