CVS ExtraCare Rewards: Purse to Plate featuring: Crispy Baked Spicy Chicken Bites ‘Copycat’ Recipe

by Jennifer on July 12, 2012

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Forget McDonald’s my friends, you can make your own spicy chicken bites at home and for less money. Oh yes,  I said less money because there is no way that you could feed 4 people the McDonald’s spicy chicken bites without spending more than my budget of $5.

However, I should confess that my title is a bit misleading because these are not a true copycat recipe because I am guessing McDonald’s deep-fries their chicken bites so they contain much more fat than my version. Also, I suspect there is not too much chicken in each of their bites.

Plus, I bet mine are much more slammin’, poppin’  and sizzlin’ than theirs.

So, I came up with the $5 budget because this week, that is exactly what I received in CVS Extrabucks Beauty Club rewards when I scanned my card. Unexpected and appreciated.

I spent $4 on organic chicken breasts but you can make this even cheaper using conventional chicken breast. The remainder of the budget went to the sriracha sauce, flour, egg whites and panko bread crumbs and Dijon mustard (optional) that I already had at home.

Just one more looksie…..

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Aggie July 13, 2012 at 12:37 am

These look awesome! Sriracha!!

Beth July 13, 2012 at 7:29 am

Do you mix the sriracha with the egg whites? The recipe doesn’t say. I want to make sure I’m doing it right because they sound tasty!

Kierston July 13, 2012 at 8:23 am

These look great! Mmm!

Jennifer July 13, 2012 at 11:05 am

So sorry Beth, I fixed the directions. Thank You!

Shana D July 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I want to try these now. You always have the best recipes Jennifer.

Becky B. July 20, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Made these tonight for dinner– A-MAZING! I didn’t tell my husband what I was making, but upon taking them out of the oven and trying one, I shrieked, “YOU MUST TRY THIS!”, and gave him one… He said,”Oh, are these like McDonald’s spicy chicken bites?” Yeah, they’re that good. :)

Jennifer July 21, 2012 at 11:08 am

Oh Becky, you gave me chills – thank you for trying and sharing!!

Ellie July 23, 2012 at 10:01 pm

They look fantastic :) when you say ‘1/2 cup egg whites or 2 eggs beaten’, do you mean 2 whole eggs or just the whites?

Jennifer July 24, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Hi Ellie, 2 whole eggs if you don’t have a carton of egg whites (1/2 cup egg whites = 2 whole eggs in volume). Thanks for asking!

Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} July 28, 2012 at 11:43 am

YUM!

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