Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets

Cauliflower to the rescue again! These buffalo cauliflower nuggets made in the air fryer are downright addictive, with a crispy exterior coated in an easy spicy buffalo sauce. These easy vegetarian bites are gluten free and low carb, with an option to make it paleo and dairy free.

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Cauliflower has masqueraded as many different things here on LCK, such as hummus, hash browns, rolls and pizza bites. But these Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets, from the new Skinny Taste Air Fryer Cookbook might be a new favorite! They are easy to make, and fun to eat!

If you don’t know my friend Gina, not only is she one of the kindness people I know, she works so hard, and her cookbooks are a total reflection of that dedication and work ethic! Her newest cookbook is no exception! Gina shares 75 of her best recipes that work in every type of air fryer, including basket models and countertop ovens with air fryer settings. I seriously am amazed at all of the things she makes happen in the air fryer! Not only is the cookbook amazing, but in true Gina fashion, she also has her very own AIR FRYER that you can go ahead and purchase now!

This book is not only an amazing air fryer guide but of course it’s filled with with crave-worthy recipes for favorites such as:

  • Appetizers:
    • Cauliflower Rice Arroncini
    • Crispy Coconut Shrimp, Za’atar Chickpeas
    • Cheesy Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
    • Pickle-Brined Chicken Tenders
  • Dinner fav’s:
    • Korean Pork Lettuce Wraps
    • Roasted Fish with Lemon-Almond Crumbs
    • Sugar and Spice Acorn Squash
    • Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
    • Charred Sesame Green Beans
  • Baked goods:
    • Homemade Bagels
    • Petite Spiced Pumpkin Bread
    • Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing

This book has plenty of swaps for dietary restrictions, including gluten free and is just all around a great resource.

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Tips for Making Buffalo Cauliflower Bites

  1. Make sure to cut your cauliflower into similar sized pieces. The cook timing on this recipe is based off of bite sized pieces, which are around 1″ to 1-1/2″ pieces of cauliflower.
  2. Gina instructs to individually coat the pieces, instead of breading them inside of a bag or in large batches. It takes a little bit more time but is well worth it because these bites came out so crispy!
  3. There is no seasoning inside of the breading or egg because the hot sauce is quite salty, but feel free to add some garlic powder or pepper if you desire.
  4. If you want to make the buffalo sauce dairy free, substitute with ghee.
  5. Gina suggests serving this with blue cheese, but ranch would also work as well!

breading gluten free cauliflower bites

What type of air fryer should I get?

  1. Gina has her very own air-fryer launching in July, which you can grab here!
  2. We’ve used both the NuWave and the Phillips and both are great options.
  3. One we haven’t tried, but plan to, is a toaster-style one.

Note: While we love our air fryer, you should know that they are not a small appliance, so just make sure you have the space! And in case you don’t, we went ahead and tested these baked for you!

Can these be baked?

If you don’t have an air fryer (YET!), these cauliflower bites can be baked on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper in a preheated 375ºF for 25-30 minutes, flipping halfway through, until cauliflower is tender.

pouring buffalo sauce on low carb spicy cauliflower

If you like this cauliflower recipe, check out these others favorites:

Love Buffalo Sauce like we do? Try these Buffalo favorites:

Grab your copy of The Skinny Taste Air Fryer Cookbook here!


Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower Nuggets

Prep Time 00:10 Cook Time 00:17 Total Time 00:27 Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup almond flour, more if needed
  • 28 bite-size (about 1 inch) cauliflower florets (16 ounces)
  • Olive oil or avocado oil spray
  • 6 tablespoons Frank’s RedHot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted (or ghee for dairy free/paleo)
  • Carrot sticks and celery, for serving (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the air fryer to 380ºF.
  2. Place the eggs in small bowl. Place the almond flour in a separate medium bowl. Dip the cauliflower into the egg, then into the flour to coat, shaking off excess. Place on a sheet tray and spray both sides with oil.
  3. Working in batches. arrange a single layer of the cauliflower in the air fryer basket.
  4. Cook for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden and tender.
  5. When all the batches are done, return all of the cauliflower to the air fryer and cook for 1-minute to heat through (for a toaster oven style air-fryer, cook at 350ºF; timing remains the same). 
  6. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the hot sauce and melted butter.
  7. If desired, serve with celery and carrot sticks, and dipping sauce of choice.

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe comes from The Skinnytaste Air Fryer Cookbook (p. 122) and was reprinted with permission. This recipe shared reflects the alternative of almond flour instead of a gluten-free flour blend.
  2. Use more almond flour as needed.
  3. We recommend using avocado oil spray (that contains no added ingredients) for high heat cooking.
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Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings (VIDEO)

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These Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings are the perfect appetizer recipe for football Sunday or Super Bowl! They are crispy with frying, and are a great lightened up version of your classic fried buffalo chicken wings!

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You can’t have a Superbowl party without wings (in my opinion)! You can though, have them crispy and flavorful without being fried. I visited friends at the University of Buffalo years back. We, of course, got the famous Buffalo wings and as you can imagine they were fabulous.

Baked Wings with Buffalo Sauce

In college I was a big fan of Wings over Amherst (these are not healthy). I definitely still think about those fried boneless wings (and the cajun cheese fries). Many of my friends ordered honey mustard, BBQ, garlic parmesan… me? Give me Buffalo any day of the week.

Can you bake chicken wings?

The tip I found years back that I love (and successfully tried with my Sweet Potato Chili Fries), is placing a wire rack on the baking sheet. Gets everything nice and crisp!

Can you use chicken legs or chicken thighs?

Yes! Just adjust cooking time and sauce amount as needed.

Crispy Buffalo Wings Without Frying

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Easy chicken wing recipe

Crispy Baked Buffalo Wings

Prep Time 5 min Cook Time 45 min Total Time 0:50 Serves 4

Ingredients

Sauce

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with slipat or parchment paper and place a wire rack on top.
  2. Pat chicken wings dry with a paper towel, and then coat the chicken wings in oil, salt, and garlic powder.
  3. Bake for 40-45 minutes, flip wings after 30 minutes, and cook for a remaining 10-15 minutes.
  4. In a saucepan, bring hot sauce and butter to a boil then remove from heat and stir.
  5. Remove wings from oven and toss them in the sauce.
  6. Once coated, place back on the rack and bake for an additional 5 minutes (save extra sauce).
  7. Remove wings from oven, coat with extra sauce.
  8. Serve hot with dippings of choice, like carrots, celery, and the ranch dressing in my cookbook.

Recipe Notes

  • For fully dairy-free sub butter for your favorite vegan butter or oil of choice.
  • Have time to a marinate? Though not needed for this recipe? Marinate overnight in the sauce, and make additional sauce for tossing!
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Chicken Wings with Mango-Chili Sauce

Chili Mango Wings | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

These Chicken Wings with Mango-Chili Sauce are a delicious addition to any Summer BBQ! The Mango-Chili sauce is so tasty with a hint of smoky flavor, and compliments the wings perfectly! Throw them on the grill or in the oven for a perfect appetizer or main any night of the week. These wings are made in partnership with the National Mango Board.

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am so excited to partner with my friends at the National Mango Board to bring you today’s recipe!

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Mangos are a great source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and fiber and are a great lower calorie snack at 100 calories a cup! Plus, they are SO flavorful, juicy, and delicious!

These wings lasted about 2 hours in my house. Marinated to perfection with just the right amount of smoky heat, we could not get enough!

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

I am always on the lookout for flavorful recipes to make for Summer gatherings with friends and family and these wings will definitely be a hit! Blend the sauce, marinate the wings, toss on the grill and devour! The perfect combination of sweet and smoky with just the right amount of spice!

 

Chicken Wings with Mango Chili Sauce | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

 

Chicken Wings with Mango-Chili Sauce

Prep Time 00:45 Cook Time 00:10 Total Time 0:55 Serves 6

Ingredients

    Mango-Chili Sauce

    Other Ingredients

    • 2 pounds chicken wings (about 24), wingtips removed, or drumettes rinsed and patted dry
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • Chopped scallions, for garnish

    Directions

    1. Place all of the mango-chili sauce ingredients, except for the chili paste, into a high-speed blender. Puree until smooth. Stir in the chili paste and taste. Adjust seasoning as desired.
    2. Place chicken wings in a large bowl and season with salt and pepper. Coat with 1/2 cup of mango-chili sauce, set the rest of the sauce aside for later. Sprinkle wings with sesame seeds and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
    3. Grease a grill or grill pan. Grill the wings for about 5 minutes on each side, or until opaque and fully cooked through.
    4. While wings cook, place reserved sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 5 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, add a few teaspoons of water until the desired consistency is reached. If the sauce is too thin, continue to cook until thick.
    5. Toss chicken wings in 1/4 cup of sauce (or brush sauce on them) and place on a serving platter.
    6. Garnish with chopped scallions and diced mangoes, and serve with remaining mango-chili sauce on the side for dipping!

    Recipe Notes

    How to cut a mango: Slice off the sides of the fruit, avoiding the large seed in the center. Once you have these two sides, you can get to the flesh and slice or dice as needed. Then simply scoop it out of the skin.

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    This post in sponsored by the National Mango Board. All opinions are 100% always my own! Check out the National Mango Board’s tutorials on How to Cut a Mango and Selecting and Storing a Mango! They are both great tools for all your mango needs.

    Baked Saucy Garlic Wings

    These Baked Saucy Garlic Wings are the perfect addition to your Superbowl party, or tonight’s dinner! Slather on the garlicky, delicious sauce for some crowd pleasing wings! 

    Baked Saucy Garlic Wings

      First, let’s chat a bit! Remember a few months back I was in Atlanta with some bloggers for a fun Tuttorosso event with Chef Hugh Acheson?

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    Well, at the event, the Tuttorosso ladies set up a canned tomato tasting and we were all mind blown. Quite literally. I’ve never taste-tested canned tomatoes, because it’s not a typical thing to eat out of a can, and oh my, you guys….There is such a difference it’s really just insane. Between texture, flavor, appearance, color, and so much more. It really is interesting to check out.

    SO, I decided to do a little experiment at home to show you.
    tuttorossoWe have two different cans, same type of tomatoes (whole, peeled plum tomatoes). I cracked open the cans (not literally cracked), but you get the idea. Just look at the difference between these two tomatoes.

    tuttorosso2I wish you could have been in the kitchen with us when we did our little taste test.

    Tuttorosso’s tomatoes were hands down the freshest, tastiest, and were uniformed (as you can see). The Tuttorosso can had no peels in the sauce, no taste from the can, etc. Canned tomatoes are used so often in recipes, and for good reason, so it definitely is a fun little experiment to try at home so you can really taste and see the difference in the canned tomatoes you are using!


     Now… to the wings!

    The Superbowl is right around the corner. For good measure and for some good taste-testers, I made these wings for last’s week championship game and everybody loved them!

    They are perfectly cooked. Saucy, garlicky, and finger-lickin’ good.

    Baked Saucy Garlic Wings

    Grab one off the screen, go for it!
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    Baked Saucy Garlic Wings

     

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    Baked Saucy Garlic Wings

    This post is sponsored by my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes. All opinions are 100% my own! 

    Favorite wing flavor- ready… GO!

    Baked Saucy Garlic Wings

    Prep Time 7 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 0:37

    Ingredients

      For the sauce

      Everything else

      Directions

    • Preheat oven to 350°F
    • In a small saucepan, heat butter and minced garlic and mix for 2 minutes
    • Add in additional sauce ingredients and mix to combine
    • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 10 minutes until thick and slightly reduced
    • While cooking, toss the wings with salt, pepper, and oil
    • Line on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, flipping halfway through
    • Once wings are cooked, remove from the oven and toss with sauce (reserve about 1/3 for dipping)
    • Place back on baking sheet and place oven on broil (high)
    • Broil wings for 5 minutes to get them nice and crispy
    • Serve with additional sauce and fresh chopped cilantro
    • Recipe Notes

    • *Can use sauce in the whole or diced tomatoes, or blend up 1 cup of the tomatoes.
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      Dry-Rub Grilled Wings [VIDEO]

      When I think of wings I naturally think of the fried and unhealthy variation from my good ‘ol college days, but that doesn’t always have to be the case! These Dry-Rub Grilled Wings are healthy, flavorful, and so simple to make! A perfect crowd pleaser for any occasion!

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      Father’s Day weekend = BBQ, BBQ, BBQ!

      This week for Healthy Food Friday with American Express, let’s transform this wing party into a guilt-free one! These wings are flavor-packed and grilled to perfection. Plus, they are easy breezy! Perfect for anyone on grill duty this weekend.

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      Not much better than a bucket ‘o wings!

      dry rubbed grilled wings

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      Dry-Rub Grilled Wings

      Prep Time 20 min Cook Time 15 min Total Time 0:35 Serves 4

      Ingredients

      Sriracha Mayo

      Directions

      1. Place wings in a plastic bag and add in oil, garlic, and spices. Toss to combine.
      2. Let marinade for 30 minutes up to overnight.
      3. Preheat grill to medium heat. Grease grill and place wings on.
      4. Let cook for 7 minutes then flip for a remaining 7, until no pink remains.
      5. Serve with sriracha mayo or desired dipping sauce!

      Recipe Notes

      *Bake these instead: Pre-heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes. Using tongs, flip wings and bake for another 10 minutes. Broil for 1-2 minutes to get the wings extra crispy. Remove from oven and let cool slightly. Serve warm with dipping sauce!

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