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Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Are you looking for something you can bring to a New Year’s Eve party?  Or maybe you’re planning in advance for a Super Bowl party?  Try these Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders!  I brought them to a gathering last week and they were a hit.  My husband has asked that I make them for a family dinner sometime in the near future.


I got this recipe from Clean Eating magazine and doubled it for the gathering.


  • 1.5 lbs boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cut into 2.5 ” chunks
  • 3/4 c buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 c hot pepper sauce
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 5 tbsp whole wheat flower (or gluten free flour)
  • 2 1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 3 1/2 c corn flakes, crushed
  • 3/4 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 c crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tbsp scallions, minced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 fresh ground black pepper


  • Place chicken in a large resealable bag.  
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together buttermilk, 2 tbsp lemon juice, and hot sauce.  
  • Pour mixture into bag with chicken.  The recipe says to marinate for a minimum of 4 hours or overnight.  I only did it for an hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with foil.  Top with a wire rack.  Spray with cooking spray.
  • Put crushed cereal in a shallow bowl.
  • In a different resealable bag, combine flour and cayenne pepper.
  • Remove chicken from marinade and transfer to the bag with flour.  Shake until the chicken is coated.  The remaining marinade should be poured into a shallow bowl.
  • Take flour-coated chicken, dip in the marinade, and roll in the cereal.
  • Transfer to the wire rack for baking.
  • Bake for about 22 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  • While the chicken in baking, make the dipping sauce: combine the yogurt, 1 tsp lemon juice, blue cheese, scallions, salt, and pepper.  Stir.
  • Serve!



One thought on “Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

  1. I made some last year from Pinterest that were made with canned chicken (which TOTALLY grosses me out). They tasted really good, but I never made them again. I will for sure be giving this recipe a whirl. Thanks!

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