There's just something about buffalo chicken that's irresistible. Clearly, there's no buffalo in it, but the bold, slightly sweet, somewhat spicy kick it delivers is delicious. Whether in wings or that delectable dip, buffalo chicken packs some powerful flavor.
Colleen over at Souffle Bombay has taken the buffalo into new and exciting territory -- meatballs. Yes, buffalo chicken meatballs are as amazing as they sound. Served as appetizers or piled on sandwich rolls for a hearty meal, they are as incredible as they are versatile. Bring on the buffalo!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
1 pound boneless chicken breasts
1 small egg
3/4 cup breadcrumbs (depending on the size egg you use you may need to add a bit more)
2 TBS wing sauce
1 TBS milk
Couple dashes of salt and pepper
2 TBS crumbled blue cheese (optional)
12 oz or 1 1/2 cups of your favorite wing sauce
3/4 cup (more or less to taste) blue cheese dressing
Place chicken in food processor and pulse until chopped up (6-8 pulses should do it).
Place ground chicken in a large bowl, add in egg, breadcrumbs, wing sauce, milk, salt, pepper, and blue cheese if using. Mix it all up well with your hands.
Form into balls (not too big) and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
In a large pot combine wing sauce and blue cheese dressing, heat it through, stirring often.
Once meatballs are out of the oven add them gently to the sauce and heat through for a bit.
Serve alone or with a roll for a sandwich and enjoy!! Include a small bowl of crumbled blue cheese for folks to sprinkle on their sandwiches.
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