Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

buffalo chicken meatballs with celery and blue cheese

Buffalo chicken meatballs, I believe, can solve most of the world’s issues.

Hyperbole? of course it is. But I know one issue it can solve. And that is what to serve at the next gathering you’re having.

These buffalo chicken meatballs are amazing. All the buffalo chicken taste, without the bones. They’re freakishly good and addictive. I was honking them down one right after the other until I realized I was a tad out of control and slowed it down. I couldn’t stop eating them!

Honestly, if you’re a fan of buffalo wings, you’re gonna love these.

How To Make Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo chicken meatballs with garnish

We’re talking easy peasy lemon squeezy here. Basic ingredients coming together to make a scrumptious bite of spicy goodness! It’s as easy as combining the ingredients and shaping them into meatballs and baking. That’s it.

Some of the best finger foods can be so easy to make and this one is no different.

Ingredients Needed

  • Ground chicken
  • Bread crumbs
  • One egg
  • Garlic cloves
  • Green onion
  • Garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Buffalo sauce
  • Olive Oil
  • Blue cheese dressing and celery, for garnish

Outside of the ground chicken, you probably already have all these ingredients. So easy!

The Steps

ingredients in a bowl for making buffalo chicken meatballs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, all the spices, and the buffalo sauce. Mix it until it’s well combined.

For the buffalo sauce, we prefer Frank’s red hot sauce, but feel free to use your favorite wing sauce.

chicken meatballs about to go into the oven

Make the meatballs, about golf ball sized, and place them onto a parchment lined prepared baking sheet. You should end up with approximately 24 meatballs.

Brush or spray the meatballs with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes.

buffalo chicken meatballs right out of the oven

Remove from the oven and brush the meatballs with remaining buffalo sauce. Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and drizzle a little extra buffalo sauce onto the meatballs and add a pinch or two of some green onion for garnish.

buffalo chicken meatballs with celery and blue cheese

Serve with optional blue cheese dressing and celery.

Conclusion

As I previously said, when these things cooled enough, I hoover vacuumed these things. They were so tasty … so addictive. At one point Leigh looked over at me like I had lost my mind. I kinda did. I am a freak for wings so these things just went down all the faster.

This recipe serves six. Six normal people. If you love buffalo chicken wings … and your friends love buffalo chicken wings, double the recipe!

Buffalo chicken meatballs with a green onion garnish

As for us … this will be a go-to recipe for game day!

Looking for some other game day foods? Take a look at these!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

buffalo chicken meatballs with celery and blue cheese
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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Insanely delicious and addictive buffalo chicken meatballs. So easy to make and perfect for any get-together or game day! Delicious!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo, chicken, gameday, meatballs
Servings: 6
Calories: 179kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup Bread crumbs
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 Garlic cloves minced
  • 2 Green onion chopped, reserve a pinch or two for garnish
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp Onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black pepper
  • 1/4 cup Buffalo wings sauce plus two tablespoons for brushing during cook
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, all the spices, and the buffalo sauce. Mix it until it’s well combined.
  • Make the meatballs, about golf ball sized, and place them onto a parchment lined prepared baking sheet. You should end up with approximately 24 meatballs.
  • Brush or spray the meatballs with olive oil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and brush the meatballs with remaining buffalo sauce. Return to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle a little extra buffalo sauce onto the meatballs and add a pinch or two of some green onion for garnish.
  • Serve with optional blue cheese dressing and celery.

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 623mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1mg

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