Yummy meatball appetizers with a spicy ranch sauce.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Meatballs:

Dipping Sauce:

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Mix chicken, French-fried onions, cilantro, oats, white onion, bell pepper, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, seafood seasoning, garlic salt, and black pepper together in a bowl; shape into golf ball-sized spheres and arrange onto prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 15 to 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Stir ranch dressing and hot sauce together in a bowl until consistent in color; serve with meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

436 calories; 25.8 g total fat; 73 mg cholesterol; 1081 mg sodium. 21.1 g carbohydrates; 26.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (11)

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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
I was a little skeptical about what the consistency would be since there's no egg to hold it together but these turned out DELICIOUS! I didn't have oats so I subbed 1/4 cup extra fried onions. I think I would do the same in the future too. We had a meatball bar at work and these were the first to disappear! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2014
I had not seen a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Meatballs before so decided to give it a try. I followed the recipe exactly. This was my first time working with ground chicken was quite sticky. My meatballs were a little flat on the bottom but no big deal. The recipe tells you to line the pan with foil. Do NOT skip this part. I had a good quality non stick pan and there was black goo all over it. I think this is from the French fried onions caramelizing. Next time I would be sure to line the pan. Ok now for the meatballs themselves. They were very moist and did not fall apart. I am not sure about the cilantro. I like it but not sure that it worked well in this recipe. I would either cut the amount in half or leave it out all together. I believe minced celery or celery salt instead of garlic salt would be a nice addition. Also was not a huge fan of the hot sauce mixed with the ranch dressing. I believe I would try mixing some hot sauce in with the meatballs and then dipping in blue cheese along with celery and carrot sticks. I would try this again with the mentioned changes. I do think this is a good base recipe that you can adjust to your own tastes. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
I was a little skeptical about what the consistency would be since there's no egg to hold it together but these turned out DELICIOUS! I didn't have oats so I subbed 1/4 cup extra fried onions. I think I would do the same in the future too. We had a meatball bar at work and these were the first to disappear! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2013
I was a little skeptical about what the consistency would be since there's no egg to hold it together but these turned out DELICIOUS! I didn't have oats so I subbed 1/4 cup extra fried onions. I think I would do the same in the future too. We had a meatball bar at work and these were the first to disappear! Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
08/09/2014
I had not seen a recipe for Buffalo Chicken Meatballs before so decided to give it a try. I followed the recipe exactly. This was my first time working with ground chicken was quite sticky. My meatballs were a little flat on the bottom but no big deal. The recipe tells you to line the pan with foil. Do NOT skip this part. I had a good quality non stick pan and there was black goo all over it. I think this is from the French fried onions caramelizing. Next time I would be sure to line the pan. Ok now for the meatballs themselves. They were very moist and did not fall apart. I am not sure about the cilantro. I like it but not sure that it worked well in this recipe. I would either cut the amount in half or leave it out all together. I believe minced celery or celery salt instead of garlic salt would be a nice addition. Also was not a huge fan of the hot sauce mixed with the ranch dressing. I believe I would try mixing some hot sauce in with the meatballs and then dipping in blue cheese along with celery and carrot sticks. I would try this again with the mentioned changes. I do think this is a good base recipe that you can adjust to your own tastes. Thanks for the idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2014
I give 5 stars to recipes that are healthy tasty easy and fast to cook! These meatballs are very tasty and moist. They held perfectly. I increased my cilantro to a 1/3 of a cup and finely chopped the onion instead of grating. 1 tbsp of Worcesterhsire & I opted to add 1 tbsp Tamari. I added a dash of ginger powder since these balls will be in a oriental dish. I plan to use pad thai rice noodles with an asian sauce. They are perfect for it! Mine were cooked within 12 minutes but I kept them smaller. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2014
Awesome recipe! My 5year old loves them Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2018
I followed this recipe fairly close to as written. I did add a couple of teaspoons of fresh chives since I had them. Also my oven was not working so I cooked these in a slightly oiled cast iron skillet. The meatballs turned out well! For the sauce I added some crumbled blue cheese. I like spicy but the sauce was too spicy for me! Even after I added more ranch dressing. I would recommend tasting a small batch of the sauce before making the entire portion. I had some celery on the side with a big drink of water to cool my lips. I attached a picture. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/24/2014
These didn't really thrill me much. I made according to recipe although I wasn't sure exactly how to "grate" my onion and bell pepper. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2017
This was delicious! I've made a couple of different meatball recipes and this came out the best! I used a half pack of Lipton onion mix instead of the fresh veggies bc I'm not the best dicer and I have to say it actually comes out more flavorful and the meatballs more uniform that way in my opinion. I subbed panko bread crumbs for the oats. I went very heavy on the seasoning bc I've found that otherwise meatballs tend to be bland. old bay was perfect with this recipe. I added only about half the hot sauce since we don't like it too hot and a quarter cup of sweet Chile sauce with the ranch. I heated the sauce up over the stove quickly and served it on top of the meatballs. The sauce came out a little thousand islandy but it was good. I left the meatballs in the oven a little longer about 20 mins and they were perfect! my boyfriend thought they were store bought! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2016
Awesome recipe! I have made it several times my picky grandson loves them. I do not use the cilantro or green peppers...I add hot sauce into the mixture...They are sticky to work with I add approximately a tbls of flour and coat my hands with flour when making the balls...After I bake them 10 minutes I place them in a crock pot and add the dipping sauce into the chicken balls heat them 2-3 hrs...great after school snack for the grandkids.. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2016
I used Panko bread crumbs instead of the oats. Everyone loved this dish. Read More