These are just as good, if not better than, Buffalo chicken wings but without the mess! You can use ground turkey in place of the ground chicken. Serve on toothpicks with celery sticks, hot sauce, and blue cheese dressing.

mmaronic
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Ingredients

75
Original recipe yields 75 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.

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  • Heat 3/4 cup hot sauce and butter together in saucepan over low heat, whisking constantly, until butter is melted and completely incorporated. Cool to room temperature.

  • Stir chicken, bread crumbs, hot sauce mixture, celery, and eggs together in a bowl until evenly mixed; roll into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a platter and drizzle with 2 tablespoons hot sauce.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

41 calories; 2.2 g total fat; 16 mg cholesterol; 104 mg sodium. 1.9 g carbohydrates; 3.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2014
I cut the recipe to 14 servings and got 20 servings using my small cookie scoop. I used Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage rather than the ground chicken and these were just so yummy that I couldn't stop eating them. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. I do think that I would prefer cooking them on stovetop rather than in the oven because I think they need to be turned often. As written they were done in 15 minutes in the oven. I would make these again. Let them cool before trying to put a toothpick in them because they will fall apart if done before. Thanks mmaronic! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2019
My guys love buffalo wings and I thought these meatballs would be a hit. Not a chance. First off, I shouldn't have listened to reviewers comments about leaving the meatballs in longer. They came out rather dry. Secondly, there wasn't as much buffalo flavor as I thought. I don't think I'll be making them again. I'll just continue to go the extra mile and make real Buffalo Wings. Read More
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2014
I cut the recipe to 14 servings and got 20 servings using my small cookie scoop. I used Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage rather than the ground chicken and these were just so yummy that I couldn't stop eating them. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. I do think that I would prefer cooking them on stovetop rather than in the oven because I think they need to be turned often. As written they were done in 15 minutes in the oven. I would make these again. Let them cool before trying to put a toothpick in them because they will fall apart if done before. Thanks mmaronic! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2014
I cut the recipe to 14 servings and got 20 servings using my small cookie scoop. I used Johnsonville Mild Italian Sausage rather than the ground chicken and these were just so yummy that I couldn't stop eating them. I followed the rest of the recipe as written. I do think that I would prefer cooking them on stovetop rather than in the oven because I think they need to be turned often. As written they were done in 15 minutes in the oven. I would make these again. Let them cool before trying to put a toothpick in them because they will fall apart if done before. Thanks mmaronic! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/01/2016
Giving 5 stars based on tweaking this a bit. I used 2/3 the amount of breadcrumbs this recipe calls for b/c I like the meatballs more dense. I added a half stick more celery also. The kicker was that I rolled the balls with a small cube of cheddar cheese in the middle maybe one centimeter. Then I heated another small batch of the butter and hot sauce mixture and drizzled that instead of the plain hot sauce. Blue cheese dipping sauce on the side. Huge hit. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2015
I thought these were great... definitely a little softer than our taste in texture... I baked a lot longer hoping to firm them up - which worked to an extent... but then the second day leftovers were perfect. I was worried about them being bland so I added red pepper and a lot more sauce (Frank's hot buffalo sauce) and drizzled before baking. Mistake. We love love love spicy food (we would order a 10 out of 10 spicy at a Chinese restaurant) - but we all agreed... it destroyed it. So that's my fault... never again... but the flavor behind the heat was very good and we will definitely have these again. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2014
I used Frank's Buffalo sauce instead for the red hot and butter mixture. Still tasted good and saved on the calories!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
I cooked them for 25 minutes per one reviewer. Made for a slightly crispy outside and sooo good! Will definitely put this in our rotation! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/08/2014
I followed the recipe exactly as is and found that it wasn't hot/flavorful enough. The meatballs were still delicious maybe even better after being in the fridge overnight but I think most of their flavor came from the extra Frank's we drizzled on top before eating. Maybe next time we will mix some extra hot sauce in before cooking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2016
These were a great way to scratch the itch for chicken wings without having all the fat and calories. I used ground turkey breast and panko breadcrumbs. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2015
These were awesome. Easy to make. I added some mozzarella cheese in the middle of the ball and it oozed out perfectly. You could make a day ahead and be ready for the party! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2015
These were really good. I made as advertised. I liked that I could make them early and then heat up right before guests arrived. I placed ranch in the middle drizzled buffalo bites around them and then celery around the edges. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/22/2019
My guys love buffalo wings and I thought these meatballs would be a hit. Not a chance. First off, I shouldn't have listened to reviewers comments about leaving the meatballs in longer. They came out rather dry. Secondly, there wasn't as much buffalo flavor as I thought. I don't think I'll be making them again. I'll just continue to go the extra mile and make real Buffalo Wings. Read More