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honey buffalo chicken meatballs with blue cheese crumbles on top.
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Honey Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These honey buffalo chicken meatballs are coated in a sweet and spicy delicious sauce. The meatballs are made with ground chicken and bake perfectly in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 58kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • baking sheet
  • Medium Sized Cookie Scoop

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken not ground chicken breast
  • 8 ritz crackers crushed
  • 2 garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1/2 small onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp blue cheese crumbles optional
  • 1 tbsp buffalo sauce
  • 1 egg room temperature

Honey Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, onions, garlic, egg, spices, ritz crackers, blue cheese crumbles, and 1 tbsp buffalo sauce. Mix until well combined but don't overmix. 
  • In a separate bowl, combine the remaining buffalo sauce and honey. Taste and adjust it if needed.
  • Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop and roll the chicken mixture into 2 tablespoon balls. Use wet hands to form perfect balls and then place them on the prepared baking sheet. 
  • Bake for 16 minutes. Once the 16 minutes are up, brush the meatballs with the honey buffalo sauce and then broil for 1-2 minutes. 
  • Place the cooked chicken meatballs in a large bowl and pour the remaining sauce over the meatballs and coat them well. Serve immediately and enjoy! 

Notes

  • Take the ground chicken out of the fridge 20 minutes before cooking. Cooking cold chicken straight out of the fridge will result in uneven cooking.
  • Wet your hands before rolling the meatballs, it makes such a difference!
  • Don't overcook the meatballs! If you want them perfectly juicy, cook them for 18 minutes tops!

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 355mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 66IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg