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Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Blue Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs


  • Author: Lauren
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 120 minutes
  • Total Time: 150 minutes
  • Yield: 42 meatballs 1x

Description

Bring your buffalo chicken game to the next level with the bite sized version


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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground chicken breast
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (unseasoned)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 8 oz blue cheese (cut in pieces)
  • 2 1/2 cups hot sauce (Frank’s Red Hot brand recommended)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (cut in pieces)

For the garnish

  • 2 ribs celery (finely chopped)
  • 1 cup blue cheese or ranch dressing (for dipping)

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, salt and pepper.  Mix thoroughly to ensure ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Using about 1 tablespoon of the chicken mixture, lightly flatten out into a disk and add a piece of blue cheese (about 1/2 inch piece.)  Close the chicken around the cheese and roll into a ball.  Cheese should be completely encased by the chicken so it will not leak through into the sauce while cooking.*
  3. Repeat the chicken, cheese, rolling process until all the chicken is used.
  4. In a crock pot, add 1/2 cup of hot sauce to the bottom to prevent meatballs from sticking or burning.  Layer meatballs and remaining 2 cups of hot sauce so the meatballs are evenly coated.**
  5. Scatter pieces over butter over the top of the meatballs.  Cover and cook on high for two hours.
  6. After cooking, gently stir meatballs to evenly coat with hot sauce and to stir in any separated butter.  Transfer to a serving dish and coat with remaining buffalo sauce from the crock pot.  
  7. Sprinkle the buffalo chicken meatballs with chopped celery.  Serve alongside blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping.

Notes

*Ground chicken mixture will quickly stick to your hands. To make the process easier, keep a small bowl of water nearby and lightly wet your hands throughout the process.

**Hot sauce will not completely cover all the meatballs. If some of the chicken is not coated with hot sauce, stir about halfway through the cooking process.

  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American
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