A bit of Googling revealed that Buffalo chicken is actually named after the place where the recipe originated: Buffalo, New York. There, a family-owned restaurant called Ancor Bar created the original buffalo wings using their “secret sauce.” This turned out to be a house-made buffalo sauce.
In a large Ziploc bag, combine the cornstarch and seasonings. Next, add the chicken to the mix, seal the bag, and then toss to coat.
Lightly brown the coated chicken in a skillet with a bit of oil for a few minutes, until it’s evenly golden on all sides.
While your chicken is browning, you’ll take out a separate saucepan and melt down the butter for the buffalo sauce.
Add in the garlic and sauté for about 30 seconds, just enough so that it’s fragrant. Lastly, add the hot sauce and simmer.
Stir the sauce into the browned chicken. Give the skillet a gentle shake or toss to get the bites evenly coated.
Finally, transfer the saucy chicken bites from the skillet to the prepared baking sheet from earlier, making sure to spread the pieces out in an even layer.
Pop the chicken bites into the oven at 375ºF until the sauce starts to darken a bit. This usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes.
Serve as an appetizer or make it a meal!
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