Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers

By Nonna2Three

Baking instead of deep-frying makes these mouth-watering chicken fingers easier to prepare and lower in fat.

Oven-Baked Buffalo Chicken Fingers
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing hot sauce

  • 1 1/4 cups Progresso® plain panko crispy bread crumbs

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (I add extra paprika as well as some cayenne because I like mine a bit more spicy)

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut crosswise into 24 (1/2-inch-thick) strips

  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Line cookie sheet with foil; spray foil with cooking spray. (I use a Silpat liner because I found the chicken sticks to the foil even with the cooking spray)

  2. In shallow dish, place buffalo wing sauce. In another shallow dish, mix bread crumbs, paprika, salt and butter. Dip chicken into wing sauce (I let it marinate overnight to allow the chicken to absorb more flavor); coat evenly with bread crumb mixture. Place on cookie sheet.

  3. Bake uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center and coating is starting to brown.

  4. These can be served with celery and a ranch dressing but the ranch dressing is not calculated into the nutritional info.

  5. (Found this recipe on the Progresso® website, tried it and loved it.)

Nutritional Facts

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19 replies

suecsdy 2016-05-20 11:34:31 -0500 Report

The body does actually need some carbs to function. IMO, 13 carbs is totally acceptable, especially with a nice big salad on the side. I might even add an extra piece for another 4 carbs.

Low Carb Liz
Low Carb Liz 2016-05-20 11:21:02 -0500 Report

Evaziem is right way too much carbs Use pork skin crumbs (pork skins in food processor for a couple seconds)instead they have zero carbs and are taster than bread crumbs. We use them all the time to substitute for bread crumbs.

Anonymous 2016-04-14 08:23:05 -0500 Report

Evaziem go play in traffic already - Seriously I wish blocking included not seeing your comments you hateful old bitty

Anonymous 2016-03-24 17:34:28 -0500 Report

REMEMBER you only get THREE SMALL PIECES OF CHICKEN FOR THOSE 13 GRAMS OF CARBS! I don't know how many ounces/grams of chicken that works out to, but it sure would make a SMALL meal! (24 pieces divided by 8 servings equals 3 pieces per serving!) BUT IT WOULD BE SO YUMMY!

Izzies Mom
Izzies Mom 2015-08-17 15:03:48 -0500 Report

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I made it for my husband for our 30th wedding anniversary. He said it was the best anniversary dinner we have ever had and he liked all of them. Thanks again!

evaziem 2014-06-21 17:09:05 -0500 Report

Bread crumbs are made from bread. Bread is bad for us.
I would use almond crumbs instead. It would make it really diabetic friendly.

sherryslidell43 2011-08-18 13:45:54 -0500 Report

trying this tonight will let cha all know
and making oven backed fresh ocra done in olive oil and sesonings oh so good

Auburn Bill
Auburn Bill 2011-08-10 11:28:03 -0500 Report

This sounds like my wifesa chicken recipe for all chicken parts MINUS the hot sauce! Boy is it ever goooood! Got to try the buffallo wing sauce to the chicken!! Thanks for the recipe! Grandpa Bill