I saw this on the TV show and knew that I wanted to try these for a football party.
Make and share this Rachael Ray's Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe from Food.com.
- 1 lb ground chicken breast (all-white-meat)
- 1⁄2 small onion, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, grated
- 1⁄2 cup parsley, chopped
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄2 cup hot sauce, Frank's Brand
- blue cheese dressing, for dipping
- 3 scallions, green and white parts thinly sliced, for garnish
- celery rib
- carrot sticks
- Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken with the onion, garlic and parsley and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
- Flatten out the meat in the bowl and score it into four portions using the side of your hand. Shape each portion into four balls – you should have sixteen meatballs in total.
- Wash your hands after handling the raw poultry.
- Arrange the meatballs on a nonstick sheet pan and drizzle them with extra-virgin olive oil.
- Place in the oven and bake until the meatballs are cooked through and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
- While the meatballs are baking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Add the hot sauce and whisk to combine.
- Toss the baked meatballs in the hot sauce to coat.
- Serve the meatballs with a bowl of blue cheese dressing garnished with scallions, celery and carrot sticks alongside.
Okay...these were delicious. I made them cocktail size, baked them, put them in the sauce and froze for a week. The night before our get together I took them out and let them defrost slowly. Put in a crockpot the day of the party on warm and they were perfect all day. I served with my secret homemade Blue Cheese Dressing. They were a hit. I have now had 3 requests to make these. New Years Eve to be the first. BTW...I did add one egg. Thanks for posting the recipe Paula.
Nice twist....so like Rachael to put a spin on the usual. After reading all the reviews, I add the following notes to my(buffalo meatball)recipe box 1) add 1 egg plus add 1/4 to1/2 C. breadcrumbs. 2) Cook on a rack, so meatballs do not sit in grease & gunk. 3) sometimes add a few tablespoons cheese...usually cheddar, . Then I add 3) twists of my own. 1) ADD a few dots of Franks original hot sauce right into the meat mixture....not too much...still experimenting w/ amount ( not a fan of HOT). 2) double the sauce BUT NOT the butter. I toss the meatballs in most of it but save some extra for the side 3) I plan to experiment by making /serving a 2nd batch @ the same time using Franks SWEET CHILLI sauce OR maybe blend of the 2. BUT this recipe is great as is too. If I do not have ground meat on hand I have shredded up left over roasted chicken or rotisserie chicken, and tossed with Franks Hot sauce, then served them as sliders, and a mayo blue cheese spread on the side