These delicious Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are perfect for game day, a party, or just a quick and easy meal. They’re made with ground chicken and hot Buffalo sauce, with a few other ingredients. Serve them with blue cheese dressing or ranch dressing for the ultimate appetizer or main course.
I have a thing for ALL THINGS BUFFALO CHICKEN. Buffalo Chicken Totchos, Buffalo Chicken Nachos, Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Dip and Buffalo Chicken Sliders are a few of my favorites. And, let’s add these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs to that list.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Buffalo chicken is amazing in more ways that one. it is definitely a favorite in this house. There are so many ways to enjoy this flavor combination. We have made and . This time I am making buffalo chicken meatballs. This is going to be a recipe you love.
What is Buffalo Chicken Meatballs?
Buffalo chicken meatballs is very similar to the buffalo chicken flavor you love. I use ground chicken, which is leaner than ground beef, and combined it with hot sauce, and some seasoning. Chicken meatballs are cooked in the oven instead of pan fried.
This is a healthier alternative to buffalo wings, because they are baked instead of fried. I also added an egg and some bread crumbs to the meatballs to help bind them together and puff up just a little bit . It helps gives them a texture that you would expect from meatballs.
Can I Use Hot Sauce Instead of Buffalo Sauce?
You can easily replace the buffalo sauce with hot sauce. Hot sauce will give the same amount of heat that buffalo sauce will but buffalo sauce gives additional flavors. If you are using hot sauce instead of buffalo sauce, you will want to add a but more seasonings.
How Long Do These Baked Meatballs Last
These meatballs will last in the fridge for 3-4 days or in the freezer for 2-3 months. I would not recommend reheating them more than once or else they will dry out. .
How to Reheat Leftover Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
I would recommend reheating the leftovers in the oven or microwave. You can heat them up on a skillet but if you do, be sure to add water since they will dry out very quickly.
- 1 LB ground chicken
- 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp Buffalo sauce
- 1 stalk celery, minced
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1/4 onion, finely chopped
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Preheat the oven to 450°F
Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
In a small saucepan add Buffalo sauce and butter
At the same time sauté celery and onions in 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
Add sautéed veggies, buffalo sauce, breadcrumbs salt and pepper, and the egg in a bowl with the ground chicken.
Mix with a spoon until well incorporated.
Shaped into 1 inch balls and bake for 20 to 24 minutes.
Serve with hot sauce, buffalo sauce, or blue cheese
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- rimmed baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- Preheat the oven to 450°F
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
- In a small sauce pan add Buffalo sauce and butter
- At the same time sauté celery and onions in 1 to 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- Add sautéed veggies, buffalo sauce, breadcrumbs salt and pepper, and the egg in a bowl with the ground chicken.
- Mix with a spoon until well incorporated.
- Shaped into 1 inch balls and bake for 20 to 24 minutes.
- Serve with hot sauce, buffalo sauce, or blue cheese