The Superbowl may be long over, but there is still time to enjoy these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs! They are simple to prepare and are a great mix up on traditional chicken wings!
Chicken wings don’t have to be limited just to the Superbowl, they are great at any time of the year! But let’s be real, sometimes the mess is just such a drag! Ladies, I know you understand the struggle of trying to bite into a chicken wing and getting meat stuck in your teeth, messing up your lip gloss, and getting wing sauce all over your cheek at the same time! That is not even to mention the spicy sauce now caught beneath your fingernails… and well really all over your hands.
What a mess! With the time that I put into looking nice each day there has got to be an easier way to enjoy the taste of wings without the mess and ensuing stress!
Then, what’s that in the sky? Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s buffalo chicken meatballs to the rescue! Our fears have been vanquished!
Ok, so I may have gotten a little carried away there, but these buffalo chicken meatballs really are a life saver. I spend way to much time making sure I look just right for wings to ruin it all in a matter of seconds. But to top it all off, they are so easy! No need to fry the chicken and hope that it is done without being tough. My meatballs are made of precooked chicken (I use a store bought rotisserie chicken) and are baked! Now I won’t say they are healthy for you, but they certainly could be far worse!
They are perfect to eat any time of the year, save the mess, and a new twist on plain old wings! What could be better than that?
Prep time 45 minutes, Makes 15 meatballs
- 3 and 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, cubed
- 3/4 cup wing sauce
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 4 oz whipped cream cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 and 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray thoroughly with cooking spray.
- In a bowl, combine chicken, wing sauce, green onions, cream cheese and cheddar cheese.
- Shape mixture into meatballs and roll in panko so that breadcrumbs cover entire surface of the meatball.
- Place meatballs on prepared baking sheet and spray meatballs with cooking spray.
- Bake 30 minutes or until panko begins to brown and become crispy.
- Serve with blue cheese or ranch if desired.
Note: Recipe adapted from Back to Her Roots