Buffalo chicken quinoa bites are a light and tangy treat. Easy to make for your family to enjoy. Or serve up for your next football watching party.
Yes, it’s a recipe with buffalo sauce AGAIN. You know I’ve already told you how much I love anything with buffalo sauce. I wasn’t joking. I could eat something flavored buffalo every single day. And what goes well with buffalo sauce? Chicken!
For me the more buffalo sauce the better. I think it’s the vinegar that is in buffalo sauce that I love. Plus that little zing of spice is a major plus. Just the combination of the two are the perfect match.
With this recipe I like to add the quinoa because I feel that it’s a healthy filler. I’ve just recently in the past couple years have been experimenting with quinoa. I love it. A tip I learned early on it to substitute the water for cooking this with chicken broth. It adds so much more flavor. Go ahead and give it a try.
You want to cook your quinoa first before anything else. Usually takes about 10 minutes to cook. Be sure and not to burn it. I’ve had many of times where the quinoa gets stuck on the bottom of the pan and turns out crunchy. If that happens to you just use the quinoa on top and throw out the burnt stuck on the pan quinoa.
Shredded chicken works best with this recipe. But don’t I say that anytime we are using chicken? Yes, I have a love for shredded chicken and I can’t explain it. It just tastes better to me for whatever reason. When the chicken is shredded it blends well with the other ingredients in the recipe so you don’t just get one big bite of chicken only.
Just add all your ingredients (minus the panko) in a bowl and mix up. Make sure it’s all mixed up real good. Now we get a little messy on this step. Use your hands and grab some of the mixture and roll into ball. Then roll in some buffalo sauce and then into the panko bread crumbs. Place an a greased baking sheet. And repeat.
Put them in the oven for 30 minutes. I know I hate waiting for my food to cook especially when I’m so hungry. But it will be worth it.
Of course I serve these with ranch. I mean come on now, I’m from Texas. Ranch goes with everything here. Blue cheese would also go great with these if blue cheese is more your style.
Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites
- 1 1/2 cups shredded chicken
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
- 1/2 panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- Preheat oven to 375
- Cook quinoa according to instructions on package substituting water for chicken broth
- Add all ingredients except half of the buffalo sauce and panko bread crumbs in a bowl and mix together
- Grease a baking pan
- Grab some of your mixture and roll into a ball
- Roll the mixture ball in the remaining buffalo sauce and then roll in panko bread crumbs and place on baking sheet
- Repeat above until all the mixture is used
- Cook for 20 minutes and serve