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The Hot Honey Chicken Bites That Are Perfect For Summer Nights

Written By: Gabriella Madden

Gabriella Madden is currently an Editorial Intern at MyFitnessPal. She attends Quinnipiac University and is working toward a degree in Film, Television, and Media Arts, and a double minor in Journalism and Marketing.

Expert Reviewed By: Emily Sullivan, RD

Emily Sullivan, RD is a food data curator at MyFitnessPal. She earned her bachelor's degree and completed her dietetic internship at The Ohio State University, and obtained her culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University. Her experience extends from nutrition research, oncology nutrition, culinary nutrition education and recipe development.

The Hot Honey Chicken Bites That Are Perfect For Summer Nights

The summer season is all about creating memories with family and friends, whether it be road trips, cookouts, beach vacations, you name it. But for every summer salad, there’s usually a lot of grilled red meat and processed snacks.

So if you’re looking for a lighter summer-time bite that’s sweet, savory, and packs in the spice, these Hot Honey Spicy Chicken Bites are tailor-made for you!

MyFitnessPal partnered with content creator and foodie Kelton Maloy, who created this high-protein recipe to satisfy cravings for some good old-fashioned fried chicken with a fun twist.

“I’ve been on an air fried chicken kick, but this has been one of my favorites,” he wrote on his Instagram post. “I love sweet and salty combos, and this one HITS!” 

Fun Fact: Did you know MyFitnessPal has over 2,000 recipes in our database? Find your next favorite high-protein meal in the app!

Healthy Swaps

Fried chicken usually relies on flour and oil to create the crispy coating on the chicken. While delicious, it’s also high in calories and fat. Traditional fried chicken and other fried foods can do a number on your  heart health if you eat them too often. 

If you’re looking to skip out on unhealthy oils this summer, we got you. This recipe calls for no oil, as the air fryer creates that perfect crispy coating.

While it’s not cooked like traditional chicken, it packs a punch with the spices in the breading and the tangy hot honey. It’s a healthier, flavorful twist on an all-time summer classic. 

Why We Love Protein

This high-protein recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a savory snack that helps them hit their macro goals. P

Protein is an especially important nutrient for everyone, but eating a higher amount is great for those who are looking to build muscle and strengthen bone health. These chicken bites make it easy to hit those protein goals while still satisfying cravings.

Feel free to add some more spices of your choosing, or dial back the hot sauce to make it more mild. Whether you’re all for the summer heat or savoring the sweeter moments, these chicken bites will be your snack of the summer!

About the Authors

Meet the people behind the post

Written By: Gabriella Madden

Gabriella Madden is currently an Editorial Intern at MyFitnessPal. She attends Quinnipiac University and is working toward a degree in Film, Television, and Media Arts, and a double minor in Journalism and Marketing.

Expert Reviewed By: Emily Sullivan, RD

Emily Sullivan, RD is a food data curator at MyFitnessPal. She earned her bachelor's degree and completed her dietetic internship at The Ohio State University, and obtained her culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University. Her experience extends from nutrition research, oncology nutrition, culinary nutrition education and recipe development.

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