I found this recipe at Made in Melissa's Kitchen and knew I just HAD to try these out so I enlisted Husband and we made them tonight. I edited it a little because that's what I do. :) I've NEVER been known to follow a recipe exactly.
Buffalo Chicken Cheese Bites
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, boiled and shredded
- 1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce
- 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 2 cups cheese, shredded (I used colby jack)
- 1 bunch green onions, sliced
- 1 cups all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups Italian style bread crumbs
- Vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 c. Bleu Cheese Dressing, I recommend Bob's Famous Bleu Cheese Dressing
1/2 c. Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
Have oil heated to 350 degrees F.
Place the chicken in a large bowl and add the hot sauce, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and green onions, and toss to combine. Scoop the chicken mixture onto a plate using a cookie scoop and roll into balls.
Place the flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls. Roll each ball in the flour, then the egg and then the bread crumbs. Set aside.
When the oil is hot fry the chicken balls in batches of about 6-8 (depending on fryer size). Cook for about 2 minutes per batch. Remove the chicken to paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil. Serve with bleu cheese dip or alone. Or for a kick, I served them with a Bleu Cheese/Hot Sauce mixture.