20-Minute Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe Could Be the Best Dinner You Make All Year by Tanya Kuzmanovic

Poultry Dinner
2 years ago

20-Minute Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe Could Be the Best Dinner You Make All Year

These meatballs were so delicious that my entire family gobbled them down – no leftovers! Next time, I'm doubling the ground chicken recipe.

The buffalo chicken meatball recipe originates on Delish, but I made a few tweaks and everyone agreed that it was the best homemade dinner we've had in a long time.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 17 to 19 minutes

Total Time: 22 to 24 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • olive oil, for the baking sheet
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce (preferably Frank's RedHot)
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese 
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 stalks celery, finely chopped 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (more for garnish) 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Here's how to make it:

  1. In a small pot over medium heat, combine the butter, hot sauce and cream cheese. Season with salt, to taste. Whisk for 2 minutes or until the butter and cheese have melted. Remove from heat and cool.
  2. In a bowl, combine the bread crumbs, celery, garlic, egg, green onions and garlic powder. Season with salt. Add the chicken and half the hot sauce. Mix well.
  3. Form into 1-inch meatballs. Place on an olive oil-coated baking sheet. Bake in a preheated 425-degree F oven for 15 to 17 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. Drizzle remaining sauce over meatballs and garnish with additional green onions. Serve.

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Donna John
Mmmm! I have everything to make these except I used my ground chicken to make turmeric chicken last night. Just added "ground chicken" to my shopping list so I can try these. Tanya Kuzmanovic food: Healthy 20-Minute Creamy Turmeric Chicken Recipe Is On Dinner Repeat
Elisa Schmitz
Oh, wow. I have most of the ingredients for this, Tanya Kuzmanovic , and plan to make it soon. Thank you for sharing the yum!
Julie Rose
Yes, please! 😍
Dawn Taylor
These look delicious! Going to make them this week! Thanks for posting!
Donna John
I made this a couple weeks ago, and it was so good! Best damn recipe I made that week! I served it with a salad, sugar snap peas and mashed potatoes. Tanya Kuzmanovic Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds

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