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BUFFALO POPCORN CHICKEN BITES

SERVES 6

INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

 

In a wide mixing bowl combine 1-1/2 cups of the Hear Smart Bisquick mix, 1 cup water and about 8 teaspoons hot sauce. Place the remaining plain 1/2 cup pancake mix in another wide mixing bowl. Arrange the batter and the bowl of plain pancake mix near the prepared baking sheet you plan on using; some sort of assembly line.

 

Toss the chicken pieces in 2 teaspoons of hot sauce then toss in the plain pancake mix, coat evenly and shake off excess. The plain dry pancake mix will help the batter stick to the chicken pieces. Add some of chicken to the batter, in batches. Using a fork, toss the bites in the batter. Remove the first batch from the batter, shaking off the excess batter as you carefully add them to the prepared baking sheet. Leave a little space in between so the bite don't cook together (like cookies if they are too close).

 

Bake in batches for 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and season lightly with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with refrigerated, good quality creamy blue cheese (Marie's Lite) prepared dressing with chopped scallions and black pepper stirred into it for dipping. Garnish platter with celery sticks.

~ Lindsay

Recipe inspired by Rachael Ray. Original recipe for Buffalo Popcorn Chicken Bites can be found on www.foodnetwork.com.