Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Total TimePrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
- 3/4 cup panko 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
- 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.
- 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.
- Toss meatballs with remaining hot sauce. If desired, drizzle with salad dressing just before serving.
Nutrition Facts1 meatball: 35 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 24mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.
Jun 9, 2020
If a recipe is going to make you divide an egg, it better have a good reason. I don't think this one does (unless it's to reduce calories or fat, but one egg yolk over 24 meatballs is not going to make that much of an impact). Throw the whole egg in!
Apr 21, 2020
I made this tonight and two of us ate almost all of the meatballs. It was great. I did add one large minced garlic clove and one minced scallion. I used 1/2 cup of panko. This is definitely a keeper.
Oct 18, 2019
This recipe is a great alternative to chicken wings! I have made them twice now. The second time, I cut the celery up finer and tried in the air fryer. It didn't make much of a different from baking but I did like the smaller pieces of celery. I tossed in wing sauce when they were done and dipped in blue cheese.
Jun 26, 2019
This was excellent! I cut down on the bread crumbs like everyone suggested and they came out perfect. I also used Frank's buffalo sauce.
Jun 25, 2019
These were REALLY good! You can easily adjust the heat by adding more or less hot sauce.
Mar 26, 2018
Yum. I doubled it, used whole egg. Then made the real buffalo sauce with butter and vinegar to toss them in. Addictive, but not as healthy. Would be good even without hot sauce , or served on the side at a party for those who don’t like the heat.
Nov 19, 2017
Tasty recipe, read reviews and added only 1/3 c breadcrumbs. Please get more realistic when it comes to cost per serving: $0.02 is not even remotely possible! Thanks!
Nov 19, 2017
Thanks so much I can't wait to try them out for a baby shower Saturday . Teresa c p.s thinking about trying it with ground turkey as well two different ones for the party
Nov 19, 2017
Interesting, I've never used ground chicken, so this is TOTALLY interesting.
Jul 14, 2017
I loved this recipe! They where a little dry so next time I make them I will use less bread crumbs. I servecd with ranch dressing for dipping.