Fried Chicken Bites


  • Prep Time8 mins
  • Total Time48 mins
  • Makes4 servings
Fried Chicken Bites

Andrew Grinton

These fried chicken bites are guaranteed to be a winner at the dinner table—they also work well for picnics.


  • 1 1/2 cups well-shaken buttermilk

  • 1 tbsp chopped thyme

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 2 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-in. pieces


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tsp salt

  • 2 tsp paprika

  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

  • 1 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

  • canola oil, for frying (about 2 cups)


  • Combine first 5 ingredients in a resealable bag. Add chicken and marinate in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for 30 min to 1 hr. Drain chicken and set aside; discard marinade.

  • Combine first 5 coating ingredients in a shallow bowl.

  • Pour oil into a large pot until it reaches ½ in. up the sides. Heat over medium to 350°F.

  • Dredge chicken in flour mixture to coat; transfer right away to hot oil. Fry chicken for 8 to 10 min—keeping the temperature from 325°F to 350°F—turning once, or until outside is browned and crisp and meat is cooked through (when juices from the meat run clear).

  • Cool to room temperature on a rack and pack to go.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 355, Protein 53g, Carbohydrates 9g, Fat 10g, Fibre 1g, Sodium 567mg.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2013

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