Buffalo Style "Chicken"

So, what if I told you I had a recipe that would satisfy those cravings for boneless wings AND it's fairly healthy too?

Well, you came to the right place because I have the perfect recipe, tried & tested by myself and my kiddos (and we all LOVE it!!) In fact, if you are looking for a meat free snack, this would fit the bill!

Ok, are you puzzled yet what the secret ingredient is if it isn't chicken???

Why it's cauliflower!!!!

Oh yeah baby, good ole cauliflower can taste like a boneless wing after a few tweaks made to it. I was too excited to make this that I didn't take pictures of the process. But it really was quite easy.

Buffalo Style "Chicken" aka Cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower cut into bite size pieces
1 cup of buttermilk (I have a powder buttermilk I keep on hand & this works fine)
1 cup flour (though I do half flour & half yellow corn meal to make it crispier, or use all corn meal to make it gluten free)
2 tsp garlic salt
1 cup buffalo sauce
1 Tsbp butter

Preheat the oven to 450. In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, flour (cornmeal) & garlic salt until smooth (there may be a few lumps and that's ok). 

Gently place the cauliflower in the bowl and roll around lightly until coated. I then held up the piece & let the excess drip off. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for about 15-18, until it starts browning. 

Mix together melted butter & buffalo sauce (if you want to cool down the heat a bit, add more butter*). Loosen up the pieces gently off the cooking sheet before pouring the sauce mixture over the pieces. Try to coat as best as possible. (I saved a little sauce to put on after they came out of the oven as well).

Return to oven and bake another 5-8 minutes or so or until it reaches the brown state you prefer.

Serve with some bleu cheese or ranch dressing and celery!

*side note, you could make any wing sauce you like to put on these. I've made some of our own wing sauces in the past and they taste good on this as well.


  1. Yum! I love buffalo chicken so this sounds delish!!

  2. This sounds awesome! I can't wait to try it. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday!" I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)


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