Super Bowl Snack Makeover: Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Super bowl is almost here, meaning Americans are getting ready to get together, cheer…and gorge.

This Super Bowl Sunday – why not lighten up your snack offerings with this quick and easy Buffalo Chicken Bites recipe?

3 super easy swaps make this recipe a fan favorite that’s delicious and not that bad for you:

  • Subbing in chicken breast instead of greasy wings
  • Fat free cream cheese cuts calories but maintains texture and taste
  • Whole wheat panko breadcrumbs give a crispy, finish line crunch

I use Kikkoman Whole Wheat panko, which has 3 grams dietary fiber per 1/2 cup serving.

For more Superbowl Snack Makeover tips, check out my segment from Ch 6 Wake Up San Diego.

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bites

Yield: Makes 30 Bites


  • 32 oz chicken breast, raw
  • 12 oz fat free cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup green onions, diced
  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot sauce
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 4 egg whites, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole wheat panko


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bring pot of water to a boil, add chicken breast and cook until cooked, about 10 minutes. Cool slightly and shred cooked chicken breast with a fork or fingers.
  • In mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken breast, cream cheese, green onions, and hot sauce. Use electric mixer to combine ingredients.
  • Place flour in small bowl, egg white in a second small bowl, and whole wheat panko in a third. Roll chicken mixture into golf ball sized ball, dip in flour, then egg white, and finally panko to coat.
  • Place chicken bites on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes or until crust is slightly browned.
  • Eat your heart out!

Nutrition Information

1 serving is 1 Crispy Buffalo Chicken Bite

  • 75 calories
  • 1 g fat
  • 6 g carbohydrate
  • 1 g dietary fiber
  • 10 g protein