buffalo chicken meatballs

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By Donna Graffagnino
from Bayou Country, LA

If you're a fan of Buffalo Chicken wings then you're going to love these. This is my version of several different recipes and I think I nailed it. Don't forget to serve with Bleu Cheese dressing, celery & carrot sticks.

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serves 25-30 Meatballs
prep time 30 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For buffalo chicken meatballs

  • 1/2 c
    red onion, minced
  • 3
    garlic toes, minced (about 3 tbsp)
  • 1
    egg
  • 1/4 c
    parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic, granulated or powdered
  • 1 tsp
    onion, granulated or powdered
  • 1/4 tsp
    dill weed, dried (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp
    basil, dried
  • 1/2 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 lb
    ground chicken
  • 4 oz
    block bleu, feta, mozzarella,or your favorite cheese (cut into half-inch cubes)
  • BUFFALO SAUCE INGREDIENTS
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter (or light margarine)
  • 1 c
    buffalo wing sauce
  • 1/2 tsp
    garlic, granulated or powdered

How To Make buffalo chicken meatballs

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Add red onion, garlic, egg, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and seasonings to a large bowl then stir with a fork to combine.
  • 2
    Add ground chicken then mix until combined – do not over mix or the meatballs will be tough. Roll mixture into 2" balls (use a small ice cream scoop.) Press a cube of Bleu cheese into the center of each meatball then close the mixture around the cheese and seal meat together.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, melt butter in saucepan over medium heat; add sauce and granulated garlic and stir to combine. Turn heat to low and simmer until sauce begins to thicken and reduce slightly.
  • 4
    Place meatballs onto a buttered or sprayed cooling rack and put rack inside a baking pan; bake for 15 minutes.
  • 5
    Brush the top of each meatball with the sauce and bake them another 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees.
  • 6
    Serve with remaining sauce, Bleu Cheese dressing, celery & carrot sticks. *NOTES: You may substitute the Buffalo wing sauce with your favorite Marinara or BBQ sauce. You can omit the cheese, if desired. It still makes really good meatballs.
  • 7
    *Note: These also make excellent sliders.
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