Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

2017 is looking good for the Swinton’s! We have a handful of trips to look forward too, including our honeymoon! And because a lot of bathing suits are in our future, I’ve been a little more disciplined in the kitchen; filling our meals with more veggies and cutting back on dairy and processed foods.

Since this healthy mindset has kicked in, I’ve been searching for a healthy alternative to the buffalo chicken dip my husband loves so much. The one that calls for an entire package of cream cheese and a cup of cheddar cheese. These chicken buffalo meatballs are super tasty and carry the heat you can find in a hot wings or buffalo dip. They’re the perfect super bowl snack!

Ingredients:

  • 1 package ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup almond flour (or panko crumbs)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1tsp. minced onion
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ¾ cup Franks Hot sauce
  • ½ cup chicken bone broth (or chicken stock)
  • Ranch seasoning (I made my own/packet is fine too)

(1 tbsp. parsley, 1 tsp dill weed, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp. garlic powder, ½ tsp salt, ½ tsp pepper, ½ tsp paprika, ½ tsp ground mustard)

 Instructions:

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Lightly spray a non-stick baking sheet with oil.
  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, almond flour, egg, scallions, celery, and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Mix until combined & roll the mixture into meatballs.
  • Place meatballs onto baking sheet and bake until cooked through and golden, about 20-25 minutes.
  • While the meatballs are cooking…In a medium sauce pot or Dutch oven, combine the chicken bone broth, hot sauce, and ranch seasoning and cook on low heat stirring.
  • Remove the meatballs and add them to the pot.
  • Keep covered and simmer for 5 minutes so meatballs soak up the flavor. I let mine sit on low for an hour, since I had time before serving!
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Hi, I’m Bri! A Chicago native and Atlanta transplant but my real home is in the kitchen. Whether I’m eating or cooking (or washing dishes) you can find me there! My passion for food and experiment has become my after work obsession. Erik’s my husband, he has the lucky job of being my personal taste tester.

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