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Buffalo chicken meatballs

Cassie Laemmli

If you’re hooked on Buffalo sauce, these chicken meatballs are for you!

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If you’re hooked on Buffalo sauce, these chicken meatballs are for you!

buffalo chicken meatballs

Whether you serve these spicy chicken meatballs to the guys on game day or at a swanky cocktail party, they won’t last long.

Buffalo chicken meatballs recipe

Yields 50 meatballs


For the meatballs:

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 3 teaspoons dry ranch dressing mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  1. Line a large rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the ground chicken, green onions, celery, garlic, hot sauce, blue cheese, ranch dressing mix, salt, cayenne pepper and egg in a large bowl. Add the breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup at a time, until the mixture holds together well.
  3. Form 1-inch balls of chicken mixture and place on baking sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  4. While the meatballs chill, whisk together all sauce ingredients in a small pot over low heat. Stir occasionally until simmering. Allow the sauce to simmer for about 5 minutes, then remove from heat. The sauce will thicken slightly as it stands.
  5. Remove meatballs from the refrigerator. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add about 1/2-inch of oil. Once hot, add a single layer of meatballs and cook for about 4 minutes, then flip over and cook for an additional 4 minutes, or until browned and cooked through. Drain on paper towels and repeat with the rest of the meatballs.
  6. Transfer the sauce to a large bowl. Add the meatballs in batches and toss to coat in sauce. Serve warm.

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