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Nashville Hot Chicken Bites

Nashville Hot Chicken Bites

Nashville Hot Chicken Bites | Dads That Cook

By Jason Glover

Jason GloverAuthorJason Glover
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Crispy, spicy, fried chicken bites with a creamy, lemon-dill sauce to cool them off! These Nashville Hot Chicken Bites are the perfect party appetizer!

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Yields12 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time25 mins

 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
 duck fat spray (or oil of your choice)
 2 cups pork panko (ground pork rinds)
 ¼ cup Nashville Hot Chicken wing dust or rub (we like CosmosQ wing dust or Major Flavor Seasonings rub)
 pickle slices (we used Famous Dave's)
Lemon-Dill Sauce
 ½ cup Crema Mexicana (or regular sour cream)
 ¼ cup mayonnaise
 juice of 1/2 a lemon
 ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
 1 tbsp all purpose seasoning (or salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste)

Prepare the Chicken Bites
1

Marinate the chicken thigh pieces in buttermilk overnight. (Not a necessary step, but it makes them extra tender.)

2

Preheat smoker or grill to 525°F.

3

Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and spray generously with duck fat spray.

4

Add the pork panko and Nashville Hot Chicken seasoning and toss until well coated.

5

Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking sheet with a rack on top and place the whole thing onto the preheated grill.

6

Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Lemon-Dill Sauce
7

Combine all of the ingredients for the lemon-dill sauce in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

Assemble the Chicken Bites
8

When the chicken is done cooking, transfer the bites to a serving platter.

9

Top each with a pickle slice and drizzle with a bit of the lemon-dill sauce.

10

Add a toothpick to each one and serve!

 

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Ingredients

 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite sized pieces
 duck fat spray (or oil of your choice)
 2 cups pork panko (ground pork rinds)
 ¼ cup Nashville Hot Chicken wing dust or rub (we like CosmosQ wing dust or Major Flavor Seasonings rub)
 pickle slices (we used Famous Dave's)
Lemon-Dill Sauce
 ½ cup Crema Mexicana (or regular sour cream)
 ¼ cup mayonnaise
 juice of 1/2 a lemon
 ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
 1 tbsp all purpose seasoning (or salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste)

Directions

Prepare the Chicken Bites
1

Marinate the chicken thigh pieces in buttermilk overnight. (Not a necessary step, but it makes them extra tender.)

2

Preheat smoker or grill to 525°F.

3

Place the chicken pieces in a large bowl and spray generously with duck fat spray.

4

Add the pork panko and Nashville Hot Chicken seasoning and toss until well coated.

5

Transfer the chicken pieces to a baking sheet with a rack on top and place the whole thing onto the preheated grill.

6

Cook for 15-20 minutes, until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Lemon-Dill Sauce
7

Combine all of the ingredients for the lemon-dill sauce in a small bowl and whisk until well combined.

Assemble the Chicken Bites
8

When the chicken is done cooking, transfer the bites to a serving platter.

9

Top each with a pickle slice and drizzle with a bit of the lemon-dill sauce.

10

Add a toothpick to each one and serve!

Nashville Hot Chicken Bites

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