Baked Spicy Red Hot Chicken Bites

I have to give myself some credit…I did pretty well foodwise this weekend. Even with the Super Bowl (or let’s be honest…This Is Us!) on I didn’t want to go completely off the rails. So, I decided to watch the game while enjoying some Pepper Nachos from SkinnyTaste and felt like that was a good compromise.

However, all night all I really wanted was some chicken wings! So, this week I decided to experiment with some spicy chicken wing options.

I knew that I didn’t want to use actual chicken wings because they usually still have the skin on…and dealing with that would be too much. I wanted something super easy and versatile. I wanted to be able to eat the chicken on its own, pair it with celery, or even have it on top of a salad.

In the end, I decided to go with boneless, skinless chicken breast that I diced to about 1.5-inch cubes. This made sure that this recipe would be Ideal Protein Phase 1 friendly and I just ended up with boneless wings that I baked in the oven. Frank’s Red Hot was also definitely still included in the mix…can’t go wrong there!

I hope you all enjoy this alternative recipe as much as I did! My chicken wing craving has now been satisfied!

Baked Spicy Red Hot Chicken Bites

  • Servings: 2 (1/2 pound servings)
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Recipe by: Jamie Boden at My Beautiful Ideal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast – cut into rough 1.5 inch cubes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooling rack (that is similar in size) on top.
  3. Place the cubed chicken into a bowl and drizzle with oil. Toss until all pieces are coated.
  4. In a separate bowl mix all the seasonings – garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cumin, salt, mustard powder, oregano, and black pepper.
  5. Sprinkle the seasoning mix on the chicken. Toss until all pieces are coated.
  6. Arrange the seasoned chicken on the baking sheet/cooling rack in a single layer.
  7. Place in the 400-degree oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  8. After 15 minutes, flip the chicken and bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove the chicken from oven and place in a clean bowl.
  10. Pour hot sauce on the chicken and toss until all pieces are coated.
  11. Place back on the baking sheet and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
  12. Enjoy!

Tips: Serve with celery or on top of a salad.

Nutrition: Calories 389, Protein 54g, Carbohydrate 11g, Dietary Fiber 3g, Total Sugars 1g, Total Fat 14g.

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