Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls With Blue Cheese Dip
photo by Jonathan Melendez
- Ready In:
- 1 store-bought rotisserie-cooked chicken
- 1⁄4 cup hot sauce (recommended Frank's Red Hot)
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 3⁄4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1⁄2 cup thinly sliced green onion, green tops as well
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 eggs, lightly beaten
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- vegetable oil, for frying
- 1 1⁄2 cups mayonnaise
- 1⁄2 cup packed blue cheese, crumbled
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot sauce
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Have oil heated to 350 degrees F.
- Pick the meat from the chicken and discard the skin, then dice.Place the chicken in a large bowl and add the hot sauce, pepper, cheese, and green onions, and toss to combine. Roll the chicken into 2-ounce balls, about the size of a golf ball.
- Place the flour, eggs, and Panko crumbs in 3 separate bowls. Roll each ball in the flour, then the egg and then the bread crumbs. Set aside.
- When the oil is hot fry the chicken balls in batches. Cook for about 2 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels.
- To make the dip, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve the chicken alongside the dipping sauce.
Questions & Replies
These were sooooo wonderful. I used a pound of leftover cooked chicken breasts, chopped up in the food processor with the steel blade. I made a couple adjustments here and there for personal taste (i.e., a little less hot sauce, etc.) and next time I won't need as much flour, eggs or panko crumbs. I also made a smaller amount of dipping sauce and it was plenty. These tasted just heavenly and I'd do it all again in a heartbeat - but next time I will make them smaller, so that they each have maximum crunch coating. Everything about this recipe is winning! Thank you for posting.
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