Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
January 27, 2014 10 Comments
The American Buffalo chicken wing is a scary thing.
First, who ever heard of a buffalo chicken? I had no idea what it was for the longest time.
Second, the person who came up with buffalo chicken wings was a genius. You deep fry the wings and then add spicy sauce to get a fatty, spicy, crunchy, incredibly delicious when paired with beer, messy, treat.
I had no idea how fatty they were until I started paying attention (and I am sorry I did).
This buffalo chicken wing makeover is for the enthusiast who knows that she needs to lay off the regular stuff. You get chicken and the spicy sauce but you greatly reduce the fat (no deep frying and 99% breast meat).
These are good! I liked them a lot but I found that they were best served hot (both the temperature and the spice). You can keep them hot in a small slow cooker if you are having a Super Bowl party.
Chicken breast meat is flavorless so the addition of painfully spicy sauce is a great idea.
Do you have a Buffalo chicken wing problem? Have you solved it?
Buffalo Chicken Meatball Recipe
Makes 20 meatballs
¼ cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup bread crumbs
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon salt
1 pound 99% fat free chicken breast, ground
1 cup buffalo wing sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot)
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. In a large bowl, mix onion, garlic, bread crumbs, and salt. Add chicken breast and mix until blended.
Divide meat into four equal sections. For each section, roll 5 balls and put on baking sheet until you have 20 meatballs. Bake for 15 minutes until cooked through.
At this point, you can store the meatballs or move on to the next step.
Add buffalo wing sauce to a small sauce pan or small slow cooker. Heat sauce until warm and add meatballs. Stir to coat meatballs. Serve hot with toothpicks.
For one meatball = 44 calories, 0.9 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 1.4 g carbohydrates, 0 g sugar, 7.5 g protein, 0 g fiber, 113 mg sodium, 1 Points+
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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