Buffalo Chicken Bites

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Football season is officially upon us, and what goes better with a football game than Wings!?! If you like my Skinny Pizza Rolls, watch out…These Buffalo Chicken Bites are just as good, but with a spicy kick!  At just 45 calories a ‘bite’ you can serve these appetizers with confidence knowing that they are guaranteed to be crowd pleasers, without throwing off your whole day! 

Method

The estimated total time to make this recipe is 20-25 minutes.

1

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet pan with foil or parchment paper (for easy clean up) and spray with cooking spray. 

2

In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese, hot sauce, mozzarella cheese, and seasoning. 

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3

Add the shredded chicken and stir until well combined.

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4

Begin filling the wonton wrappers by placing about a tablespoon of filling in the center of each wrapper. You could use a little more or less, just try not to over-fill them, or the filling will ooze out the sides when you are baking them. To seal them shut, place your finger in the water…Then trace two of the corners with the water.

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5

Fold the wrapper in half to meet the two dry corners with the two wet corners. Press to seal the two sides together. (Note: the water acts like glue to seal the corners shut!)

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6

Continue filling until all of my wonton wrappers are filled. (Note: You may be able to fill even more than 24 wrappers depending on how much filling you use in each one!) When wonton wrappers are filled, give them a light spray with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese over the top of each one if desired.

7

Lay buffalo chicken bites on prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the tops are lightly golden brown. Enjoy with hot sauce, or light greek yogurt mixed with dry ranch seasoning! 

Ingredients

1 cupChicken, cooked and shredded
1/4 cupHot sauce
1/2 cupMozzarella cheese, grated
4 ozFat free cream cheese, microwaved 30 seconds to soften
1/4 tsp Garlic powder
1/4 tsp Onion powder
24 Wonton wrappers
Optional:Additional mozzarella cheese for topping

Katie's Tip!

Make these ahead of time, and bake right before company comes over!

Nutrition Breakdown

24 Servings (1 per serving)
45 Calories per Serving
1 g Fat
5 g Carbohydrate
0 g Fiber
0 g Sugar
4 g Protein
1 WWP+*

*Weight Watchers Points per serving

35 Comments

Sereta said:

I am just so EXCITED about this site. I can’t wait to try these. I will be making them this weekend!

October 3rd, 2012 — 11:32am  |  Reply

Bailey @ Onederland or Bust! said:

I just bought wonton wrappers yesterday and have so many ideas.. this one is definitely being added to the list!

October 3rd, 2012 — 12:58pm  |  Reply

Zach said:

Great tailgating idea too! I can see this turning into a great party dish too . . . each person can pick stuffing and make them on the spot. Love it!

October 3rd, 2012 — 4:31pm  |  Reply

Cherie Henderson said:

Where do I buy wonton wrappers? I am making it this weekend for football watching with my hubby. =)

October 3rd, 2012 — 6:10pm  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

They are in the fresh produce section of the grocery store. They are a little tricky to find!

October 4th, 2012 — 9:43pm  | 

Cherie Henderson said:

Thanks Jennifer!

October 5th, 2012 — 4:33pm  | 

Tasha T said:

Any suggestions on what brand/type of hot sauce to use?

October 4th, 2012 — 12:31pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

franks red hot

October 4th, 2012 — 12:53pm  | 

BKelly said:

I made these and they are amazing!!!Great alternative to wings. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your recipes!!!!

October 4th, 2012 — 4:14pm  |  Reply

ashley rebekah said:

making these tonight for a catering job – can’t wait to hear people rave about ‘em and find out their “healthy”! nice recipe.

October 6th, 2012 — 1:54pm  |  Reply

christina said:

Can you make ahead / freeze them (unbaked) and then bake them later?

October 9th, 2012 — 9:05am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i dont see why not :)

October 9th, 2012 — 10:28am  | 

Alisha DeLuca said:

I made these and they were absolutely amazing! What a great idea!!!!! Thank you so much for your amazing,delicious recipes, my boyfriend and I have each lost 15 lbs by doing weight watchers and using your recipes!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!

October 13th, 2012 — 10:23am  |  Reply

Michelle said:

I made these yesterday and they didn’t get golden like the picture…anything I could have done wrong? I did spray with cooking spray before baking.

They taste great and everyone loved them.

October 15th, 2012 — 12:27pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

did u use cheese?

October 15th, 2012 — 12:33pm  | 

Michelle said:

Ahhhhh…the cheese!! No I didn’t, but I will next time.

October 15th, 2012 — 4:37pm  |  Reply

_kay said:

Could you do this with crescent rolls instead of wonton wrappers? And would they cook about the same time?

October 17th, 2012 — 2:03pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yes! :) and maybe about 5 min more on baking time

October 17th, 2012 — 5:45pm  | 

Jillian Iacadoro said:

Super yummy, and crunchy! I used Cholula Original hot sauce. Definitely has a kick to it, but I think the cream cheese helps cool the bites down because I was able to eat them without dipping them in anything (and I usually dip anything “Buffalo” in bleu cheese). Yummy party snack!

October 18th, 2012 — 4:39pm  |  Reply

Annaliese said:

My husband’s favorite food is wings, and he loved these! I made a blue cheese dip to go with them out of greek yogurt, low fat blue cheese crumbles, garlic powder and a little hot sauce. Delicious!

October 19th, 2012 — 6:55am  |  Reply

Marta said:

I made these today for football Sunday. They are super easy to make and taste delicious! Even though I read a comment about baking with cheese on top, I totally forgot until the first batch was finished. They probably look better with melted cheese on top, but I don’t think they could possibly taste any better! Thank you for this recipe!!

October 21st, 2012 — 5:29pm  |  Reply

Stache Cooper said:

I just got done making these and they are fantastic. My husband absolutely loves them!

December 29th, 2012 — 3:34pm  |  Reply

Kim Chambers said:

I made these last night. So easy and soooo delicious.

January 1st, 2013 — 6:33pm  |  Reply

Nicole Schauer said:

We made these approximately 100 times this holiday season! Such a tasty, savory treat and they are a huge hit no matter who tries them. My husband loves them so much he has started hitting up your blog just to find this recipe so he can make them and have extras in the freezer for Sunday afternoon football games :b

January 10th, 2013 — 5:49pm  |  Reply

Danielle said:

I cannot wait to try these! I’m from Buffalo NY where we consume way more than average chicken wings.

January 13th, 2013 — 3:57pm  |  Reply

Megan said:

Are each little snack 45 calories? Or how many per serving?

January 31st, 2013 — 4:16pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

each is 45 cals :)

January 31st, 2013 — 6:03pm  | 

michelle hobgood said:

Just made these and they were so yummy.

March 15th, 2013 — 9:23pm  |  Reply

Kelly said:

Recipe

July 5th, 2013 — 4:39pm  |  Reply

Kat said:

Sooo whenever I make recipes off of websites like this they usually end up terrible. I always attributed it to me being a back cook. But these turned out REALLY GOOD!! My boyfriend is already thinking up ways to tweak it for different flavors.

Thank you for the wonton wrapper trick, these are going to be awesome!

July 11th, 2013 — 9:52am  |  Reply

Kat said:

(and by back cook, I mean bad!)

July 11th, 2013 — 9:53am  | 

Jenni said:

How do these do for a tailgate during the day? Are they still good if they have been chilled or do they get soggy? Will probably be made the night before and put in fridge or may have to be b in cooler during some of the tailgate.

August 30th, 2013 — 8:56pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

hey jenni, to be honest i’ve never waited until the next day to make them… they are best fresh!

September 4th, 2013 — 2:38pm  | 

Holly said:

Jenni,

Do you find the wonton wrappers keep moist if you make them the night before. My 3 year old LOVES them and wants them for his birthday party. I’m trying to do as much prep work the night before so all I have to do is pop them in the oven before guests arrive. Thank you!
Holly

February 17th, 2014 — 4:52pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i would

February 25th, 2014 — 2:32pm  | 

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