Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites Recipe

Enjoy one of the restaurant chain Longhorn Steakhouse’s most popular and delicious appetizers at home with this copycat Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites recipe.

This Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites Recipe is crunchy, spicy, and delicious.
This Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites Recipe is crunchy, spicy, and so good it’s hard to stay out of.

This is a copycat recipe of the spicy chicken bites Longhorn Steakhouse style and boy, it does not disappoint.

Save money and skip the restaurant, and make these delicious chicken bites. We promise they will impress your whole family!

These fried chicken bites are crunchy, sweet, spicy and too easy to pop into your mouth. This dish is perfect for a party or anytime you’re craving a spicy bite.

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If frying chicken at home feels intimidating, you will be surprised at how easy it is to make this. Because the chicken is cut into bite size pieces, they cook fast making it virtually impossible to over or undercook. 

Want to try this spicy chicken recipe in the air fryer? Go for it! Simply spray your air fryer with cooking oil and place your bites in, being careful to not overcrowd them.

If you’re looking for a dish that’s more of a traditional Chinese dish you could try this Air Fryer Sweet and Sour Chicken.

Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites Recipe
Cut the chicken breast into bite-sized pieces.
Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites Recipe
Toss the chicken in the sauce for a boost of flavor.

How Many Calories Are In A Spicy Chicken Bites From Longhorn?

There are 370 calories in one serving of Longhorn Steakhouse Spicy Chicken Bites.

How Many Carbs Are In Longhorns Spicy Chicken Bites?

There are 66 grams of carbohydrates in a serving.

How Many Calories Are In Spicy Chicken Bites?

There are 370 calories in one serving of Longhorn Steakhouse Spicy Chicken Bites.

Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites

Author: Maddy & JD – Them Bites
Enjoy one of the restaurant chain Longhorn Steakhouse’s most popular and delicious appetizers at home with this copycat Longhorn Spicy Chicken Bites recipe.
4.58 from 21 votes
Prep Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 670 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 Dutch oven or heavy bottom pot
  • 1 Thermometer for frying

Ingredients
  

For the sauce

  • 2 tbsp sambal oelek or other hot sauce of choice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 1 inch piece of ginger minced
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbsp of water

For the chicken

  • 1.5 lb chicken breast cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 2 cups panko
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 quarts neutral oil for frying

Recipe Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix together salt and buttermilk. Add chicken and gently toss until all pieces are coated. Cover with plastic wrap and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to 24.
  • Drain buttermilk so there is no excess liquid. The chicken should have a thin coat of buttermilk.
  • Add oil to a dutch oven or heavy-bottomed pot fitted with a thermometer. Over medium-high heat, heat oil until 350 degrees F.
  • While the oil is heating, mix together flour, panko, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne, salt, and pepper. Transfer chicken pieces to breading and evenly coat, working in batches.
  • Scoop 5 – 10 pieces of chicken at a time and shake off excess breading. Carefully lower the chicken in and fry until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Adjust the heat to ensure the oil stays between 350 – 370 degrees F.
  • Transfer fried chicken pieces to a drying rack. Repeat the process until all the chicken is fried. While the chicken cools, prepare the sauce.
  • Heat sesame oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Once hot, add the garlic and ginger. Saute for a minute until fragrant. Next, add all the remaining ingredients except the cornstarch slurry.
  • Let simmer for 2 – 3 minutes, remove from heat and add the cornstarch. Transfer the chicken bites to a large bowl and add the sauce, tossing to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcalCarbohydrates: 86gProtein: 52gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 2792mgPotassium: 982mgFiber: 4gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 465IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 225mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Air fryer, Bites, Chicken bites, longhorn spicy chicken bites recipe, Spicy, Spicy bite, Spicy chicken, Spicy chicken bites longhorn, Sweet spicy
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11 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    So I tried this without even knowing what Longhorn’s taste like…and I don’t think I’m missing out on anything because these were AHH-MAZING! YUM! Will be making again. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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