Goya-Style Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites

Masitas de Pollo Picantes

Making crisp and saucy buffalo chicken at home is so easy when GOYA®’s in your pantry! Start with boneless white meat chicken, marinate in GOYA®’s signature spice mix, fry until crisp, then toss in a vibrant hot sauce. When these GOYA®-Style Boneless Buffalo Chicken Bites are on the menu, you can always find a reason to celebrate!

Serves 8

Prep time: 10 min.

Total time: 35 min., plus marinating time


For the Chicken:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lbs.), cut into ¾” pieces

2 tsp. GOYA® Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tsp. GOYA® Red Wine Vinegar

1 packet GOYA® Cubitos Chicken Bouillon

1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto

½ tsp. GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper

½ tsp. Dijon mustard

½ tsp. sugar

GOYA® Corn Oil, Vegetable Oil or Canola Oil, for frying

Flour, for dredging

For the Sauce:

¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)

¾ cup GOYA® Hot Sauce

2 packets Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto

1 tbsp. brown sugar


1. In large zip-top bag (or in large container with lid), add chicken, olive oil, garlic, vinegar, bouillon, Sazón, Adobo, mustard and sugar. Seal bag and massage to coat chicken in marinade. Transfer chicken to refrigerator. Chill at least 30 minutes, or up to 24 hours.
2. Bring chicken to room temperature 30 minutes before cooking. Meanwhile heat butter in medium saucepan over medium heat until melted. Stir in hot sauce, Sazón and brown sugar; bring hot sauce to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes. Remove pot from heat; keep warm.
3. Heat 2” oil in large, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat until temperature registers 350°F on deep-fry thermometer. (Or, heat deep fryer to 350°F.) Toss chicken in flour, patting off excess. Fry chicken in batches until golden brown and cooked through, about 4 minutes per batch. Using slotted metal spoon, transfer chicken to paper towel-lined plate to drain.
4. Transfer fried chicken to saucepan with hot sauce. Using spoon, stir chicken to coat in sauce. Transfer chicken to serving platter. Serve warm.