Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Crowd-pleasing Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with ranch have all the flavors of buffalo hot wings, without the guilt. If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken wings, you’re going to want this finger-lickin’ good recipe.
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My family has a deep love for anything with buffalo sauce. Crispy Oven Fried Ranch Buffalo Chicken Strips are on regular rotation on our dinner table, and Buffalo Chicken White Chili is a wintertime favorite — especially for football Sundays.
If you’re a fan of buffalo chicken wings like my family, you’re going to love these buffalo chicken meatballs! They are a perfect party appetizer, great for Super Bowl parties or even a light dinner when you’re craving hot wings!
LET’S MAKE BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS
Buffalo chicken meatballs are made with lean chicken, panko crumbs, ranch dressing mix, a little buffalo wing sauce, spices, and an egg. I use my clean hands to mix it all together.
Roll into one inch balls – this is where a cookie scoop comes in handy.
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After they bake for 15 minutes, toss in buffalo sauce (we like Franks RedHot Wing Sauce).
Then put them back in the oven for about 10 minutes.
If you’re serving a crowd, you could skip the second visit to the oven, and just place them in a slow cooker and cover with buffalo sauce and cook on low at least 30 minutes before serving.
Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing drizzled on top or on the side for dipping.
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We loved these buffalo chicken meatballs, they really taste just like wings, without the mess and easier on the waistline.
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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with ranch have all the flavors of buffalo hot wings, with out the guilt in this finger-lickin' good appetizer recipe.
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 cup panko crumbs (or dry bread crumbs)
- 1 (1 ounce) packet ranch dressing mix
- 1 large egg
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup buffalo wing sauce (divided)
- 5-6 green onions, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/2 teaspoon onion flakes
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping (or drizzle)
- Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet pan with parchment paper (or lightly grease).
- In a large bowl combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, ranch mix, egg, garlic, 1 tablespoon buffalo wing sauce, green onions, celery salt, onion flakes, salt and pepper.
- Roll mixture into 1 tablespoon balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
- Place pan of meatballs in oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes on pan. Pour remaining hot wing sauce in a shallow bowl, add meatballs and toss to coat, and place meatballs back on baking pan.
- Place pan of meatballs back in oven to bake another 10 minutes*.
- Serve immediately with ranch or blue cheese dressing.
*You could also coat and keep warm in a slow cooker; after baking for initial 15 mintues, place meatballs in a slow cooker and add enough buffalo wing sauce to cover meatballs, heat on low at least 30 minutes before serving.
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Ohh I love meatballs These are looking amazing and delicious. I am totally making this for dinner tonight.
These turned out delicious. I multiplied the recipe by 6 to make for two separate parties and put half uncooked in the freezer. I used used about 2/3 the amount of recommended Ranch seasoning (I used 4 instead of 6). Forgot to pick up the green onions from the store so I browned some white onion and substituted. Covered finished meatballs with Franks red hot and sprinkled with fresh cilantro. Thanks for the recipe!
Made these for Super Bowl party, they were gone in less than 30 minutes, a real hit!!
This will be my go to recipe for parties!
Awesome!! they were gone that fast at our house yesterday too!!
My family LOVED the meatballs. Used Frank’s Red Hot in the mix and tossed with Frank’s Buffalo for the 2nd baking. Baked 10 minutes longer for a firmer meatball. Perfect for sliders or with spaghetti
How many meatballs does 1 pound make?!
What is serving size and how many calories per serving?
Friend found this recipe and used it for her wedding (I ended up the one who actually made them). I loved them so much I stole her hard copy of the recipe so I could make them myself. Just put 6 lbs of the meatballs (without the finishing sauce) in the freezer. I plan to use the buffalo sauce on some, but also plan to use the meatballs for sweet and sour meatballs, spaghetti and meatballs, and meatball sandwiches. This is my new favorite meatball recipe!
Has anyone tried adding cream cheese?
I followed the recipe to the letter, but these were so dry. I used a bottle and a half of hot sauce and they were just dry. Any ideas? Thanks.
I made these on Christmas Eve, cooled and refrigerated them for Christmas Day. I put them in my crock pot for about 45 minutes, dry, then added sauce for about 15 minutes (on high). Served with chunky blue cheese dressing, ranch dressing, and celery. The were a big hit! Great recipe!
Perfect!! Gald you enjoyed them as much as we do!
Hello, do these freeze well? Would you freeze before or after cooking?
I have not put them in the freezer, but I’m sure they will freeze fine. I would freeze uncooked.