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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Baked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs combine all of the signature flavors of those tangy spicy Buffalo wings we all love, including buffalo sauce and blue cheese, in the form of a small but mighty meatball!
Course Appetizer, lunch
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 meatballs
Calories 105kcal

Ingredients

For the Meatballs

  • ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup blue cheese
  • 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Sauce

  • ½ cup buffalo sauce
  • 3 tablespoons butter

Instructions

Make the Meatballs

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F and spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray or
  • In a large mixing bowl, add the breadcrumbs, blue cheese, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, paprika, onion powder, and egg and mix thoroughly to combine.
    ¾ cup panko breadcrumbs, ¼ cup blue cheese, 3 tablespoons buffalo sauce, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon onion powder, 1 large egg
  • Add the ground chicken and gently mix with your hands to incorporate the mixture into the meat. Coating your fingers with a tablespoon of oil will keep the meat from sticking to your fingers and crisp the outside of the meatballs.
    1 pound ground chicken, 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Scoop out 1 ½ - 2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll them into smooth balls about the size of golf balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes.

Prepare the sauce

  • Add the buffalo sauce and butter to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until the butter has melted, stirring often. Then remove from the heat.
    ½ cup buffalo sauce, 3 tablespoons butter
  • Place the baked meatballs in a bowl and pour the buttery sauce over the meatballs then toss to coat well.

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days.
Use regular breadcrumbs, old fashioned oats or quick oats instead of panko breadcrumbs
Substitute feta cheese, shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese for the blue cheese if preferred.
Use ground turkey or ground beef if desired.
Using butter in the sauce help it to coat the meatballs best.
Dip in ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing

Nutrition

Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 426mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 169IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg