Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe
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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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I like to make these game-day appetizer meatballs with blue cheese or ranch salad dressing for dipping. If I make them for a meal, I often skip the dressing and serve with blue cheese polenta on the side. —Amber Massey, Argyle, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 3/4 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup Louisiana-style hot sauce, divided
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • Reduced-fat blue cheese or ranch salad dressing, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball: 35 calories, 1g fat (trace saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, 1/3 cup hot sauce, celery and egg white. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly.
  2. Shape into twenty-four 1-in. balls. Place on a greased rack in a shallow baking pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
  3. Toss meatballs with remaining hot sauce. If desired, drizzle with salad dressing just before serving. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p12

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Reviewed Oct. 9, 2015

"These were fantastic. The celery added a nice crunch and texture. I used chipotle hot sauce and served with blue cheese and ranch dressing. These make a great sandwich too. Thank you! I love simple and quick and delicious recipes. A keeper!"

Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Very good, but to make them taste more like real wings I add some butter to hot sauce for coating"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2015

"So quick and easy! We served with an iceberg lettuce salad. I didn't add extra hot sauce at the end and they weren't too spicy for my son. Will definitely make again."

Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"We really liked these meatballs! Seemed much healthier than wings. Easier to eat too!"

Reviewed Jan. 22, 2015

"Can I use ground Turkey instead of Chicken?"

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