Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Perfect for football season! Baked chicken meatballs with minced celery and carrots hidden inside, topped with hot sauce, and homemade blue cheese dressing – yum!

Perfect for football season! Baked chicken meatballs with minced celery and carrots hidden inside, topped with hot sauce, and homemade blue cheese dressing – yum! Since these are appetizers I calculated the N.I. per meatball but by all means, eat more than one!

Perfect for football season! Baked chicken meatballs with minced celery and carrots hidden inside, topped with hot sauce, and homemade blue cheese dressing – yum!

 

Perfect for football season! Baked chicken meatballs with minced celery and carrots hidden inside, topped with hot sauce, and homemade blue cheese dressing – yum!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Perfect for football season! Baked chicken meatballs with minced celery and carrots hidden inside, topped with hot sauce, and homemade blue cheese dressing – yum!

Ingredients:

  • oil spray (I used my mister)
  • 1 1/4 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup panko crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely minced celery
  • 1/3 cup finely minced carrot
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup Franks Hot sauce
  • 1/4 cup skinny blue cheese dressing (optional)
  • finely chopped celery leaf for garnish (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. Lightly spray a non-stick baking sheet with oil.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, panko crumbs, egg, scallions, celery, carrot and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. Using clean hands, mix until combined. Roll the mixture (1/8 cup each) into 26 round meatballs.
  5. Place meatballs onto prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through and golden, about 16 to 18 minutes.
  6. Place the meatballs in a bowl, add the buffalo sauce and gently toss to combine.
  7. Serve immediately, drizzled with blue cheese dressing, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 26 meatballs, Serving Size: 1 meatball

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Smart Points: 1
  • Points +: 1
  • Calories: 37
  • Total Fat: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 26mg
  • Sodium: 135mg
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 4g