There are a million and one different recipes you can create with a leftover rotisserie chicken. It’s not only easy to just roast your own but you can also drive to the store for one when you don’t feel like cooking. Bonus to one of these rosters, you can stretch it for 2-3 meals.
This week while my husband is out of town on business, I decided to test out a new creation I saw on Pinterest: Buffalo Chicken Bites. I like to experiment when he’s not around, you know, in case of a complete Pinterest fail. (I know you all have had at LEAST one!) Go figure the one time it acutally turns out fantastic, hes away….oh well, more for me!
These are great to make as an appetizer, to take to a party or even for football Sunday’s. Best part about it is that you can make them and instead of baking, freeze on a pan for about a half hour, then place the bites in a ziploc bag and save them for unexpected company or for a night when you don’t feel like cooking.
Buffalo Chicken Bites adapted from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
- Left over chicken – deboned, dark & white meat
- 1/4 cup cream cheese
- 1/4 cup hot sauce
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Corn Flakes, crushed
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mini food processor roughly grind your leftover chicken. In a medium sized bowl, combine chopped chicken, cream cheese, hot sauce and cheese and mix till everything is incorporated. You can adjust the amount of hot sauce according to your taste.
Now set up your coating stations: Take 3 shallow dishes and place flour in one, egg in one and the crushed Corn Flakes in the other. Line a baking sheet with parchement paper or a silpat. Take a small handful of the mixture and gently roll it in the flour, then shake. Next dip in the egg mixture and then into the Corn Flakes. Continue with the rest of the chicken mixture.
Once all the balls have been coated in Corn Flakes, place in the oven for 20-25 minutes. If freezing and using for another time, place the uncooked balls on the parchement/silpat lined baking sheet in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove balls and place in a ziploc bag or freezer-safe bag. When ready to use, just place on a baking sheet again and bake for 30 minutes!