Spicy, cheesy, and perfectly poppable, Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are the ultimate appetizer to serve for the big game. I mix 99% fat-free ground chicken with a blend of homemade Ranch seasoning, stuffed with salty Feta cheese, then coated in spicy, buttery, buffalo wing sauce. Serve with toothpicks to enjoy all the flavor of a buffalo wing without the muss & fuss.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
By Kristin
Makes 16 meatballs

Ingredients:

1/4 small red onion, minced
3 gloves garlic, minced
1 egg white
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon dried dill
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound 99% fat-free ground chicken breast
4 ounces block Feta cheese, cut into 24 ½-inch cubes (will have 6 leftover cubes)
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup buffalo wing sauce

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400°F. Add red onion, garlic, egg white, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and seasonings to a large bowl then stir with a fork to combine. Add ground chicken then mix until combined – do not overmix or meatballs will be tough. Divide chicken mixture into quarters, then each quarter into 4 balls. Press a cube of Feta into the center of each ball then close mixture around cheese to seal. Place meatballs onto a buttered cooling rack set on top of a baking sheet, then bake for 20 minutes.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat then add buffalo wing sauce and stir to combine. Add cooked meatballs to skillet then use a spoon to coat in sauce. Place a lid on top and turn heat to low to keep warm.

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24 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  1. SOUNDS SCRUMPTIOUS – THO TO ADD A BIT MORE HEAT, I WOULD USE THE MONTERAY JACK W/ JALEPENOS

  2. phyllis minter said:

    The meatballs look very good i will have to try them.

  3. Katie said:

    Is the chicken cooked before adding to mixture?

    • realbutter said:

      Katie – The chicken is not cooked before adding to the mixture. It cooks when the meatballs are baked in the oven.

  4. Shoan Uoombang said:

    Great appetizer for the game.

  5. michele said:

    Yum, can’t wait to try these. I am going to use crumbled blue cheese instead of the feta.

  6. Jackie said:

    Where do you find ground chicken?

    • realbutter said:

      Jackie,

      Ground chicken is available in many grocery stores in the meat section. If you are unable to find it, you could substitute with ground turkey.

  7. Peggi Anne Tebben said:

    Or, just grind it yourself.:)

  8. Yvonne said:

    I love this receipe. I would like to make the meatballs in advance. Is it okay to prep meatballs a couple of hours in advance before baking them?

    • realbutter said:

      It’s fine to prep the meatballs a couple of hours in advance. Just keep refrigerated until you are ready to cook them.

  9. Cora Williams said:

    I made this dish for a get together so I made the meatballs ahead of time and just place the meatballs in the sauce in the fridge. Just before the party, I put everything in a crockpot on low for people to take as they wanted. Served with Blue Cheese and Ranch Dressing. YUM….

    • Alyssa said:

      Did you cook on the skillet then warmed them back up in the crockpot or after you baked them in the oven then you threw them in the crock pot with the sauce?

  10. amanda brown said:

    What other cheese could you use instead of feta?

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Amanda. As a substitute for Feta in this recipe, we recommend Blue Cheese!

  11. barbara said:

    very good with blue cheese

    • realbutter said:

      Hi Kristen. We don’t recommend freezing the Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. If you’re hoping to save some time, we recommend making them a day in advance and storing them in the fridge. Thanks!

  12. Buffalo Chicken meatballs will make a tasty appetizer for New Year’s Eve Party.

  13. Alyssa said:

    Has anyone tried this with a crockpot?

  14. haley said:

    These were delicious! Great recipe!!

  15. sarah said:

    I used hoagie rolls and slathered them with ranch dressing and made Buff Chicken Meatball subs! Delish!

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