Monday, October 3, 2011

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs!

Hey everyone, I couldn't wait to try these for my PIGskin Challenge! I am a huge wing fan -and the Eagles play Buffalo this weekend- so this recipe from Rachael Ray seemed like a perfect match.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Ok, in retrospect there are so many things I'd like to do differently with this pic... 
but I, um... ate the meatballs. So just think of this as a Foodie bad hair day:@) 

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
1 lb ground white meat chicken
1/2 small onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 C parsley, chopped*
S&P
EVOO for drizzling
2 Tblsp butter
1/2 C hot sauce
3 scallions, for garnish-I didn't use these
Store bought bleu cheese dressing for dipping
celery sticks
carrot sticks
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix the chicken, onion, garlic, parsley and S&P to taste.
  3. Drizzle with EVOO, put in oven till golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.
  4. In large skillet, melt butter, mix in hot sauce. Coat meatballs in sauce.
  5. Serve with bleu cheese dressing, carrots and celery. Don't forget the toothpicks:@)
Notes:
  1. As a lover of hot sauce-these are great. As a lover of wings-it's hard to beat wings. Having said that, if I was at a party and these meatballs were out and there were no wings... I would be more than happy to munch on them all night!
  2. Rachael says you should get 16, using 1 Tblsp of mix I got 20.
  3. *I think the amount of parsley called for is over estimated, just grab a big healthy pinch and add it. (If you watch RR's video, you'll see that's all she does too)
  4. I needed to cook the meatballs longer, maybe 16-18 minutes.
  5. Full disclosure, I forgot to drizzle the EVOO.
  6. Do take a few minutes to cook the sauce down, it will get thicker and stick better.
  7. The big plus to the meatballs over wings is they're easier to eat, a lot less messy. 
  8. Don't hesitate to give these a try folks, they just might be the hit of the party!
Have a happy day:@)

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43 comments:

  1. Delicious! Football season has to be so fun at your house!

    Don't you just love it when you look at the picture and wish you could retake it but the subject is gone :)

    Have a great Monday!

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  2. hahaaa...I do that, all the time. I look at my photos, eat my subject, go back and look and think, "what WAS I thinking." :)
    These look and sound really good..I am compiling some of the best recipes for our annual Super Bowl party at my son's house. I'll be sure to add these.

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  3. Love that "foodie bad hair day" comment. Maybe you could have just stuck a wig on them meatballs. LOL

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  4. Lynn, even at 6 am this sounds good. Don't you just love the hot with the blue cheese? Yum! Joni

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  5. You just cracked me up with the I ate the meatballs! I do that too! These sure do look good! I can't wait to try them. I bet I would become a football fan with these around!

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  6. I think the thing that attracts me the most to this is that you could get all the yum of buffalo chicken, and you get it off the end of a toothpick. What a bonus!

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  7. You've just given me my appetizer for my dinner gathering this Friday! They look wonderful- and they will be so much easier to eat than bony old wings!
    Stop by to enter my $50 gift card give-away~ hugs, Sue
    p.s. love Earl's pic in the last post. :-)

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  8. These look yummy, Lynn. It's no surprise a few would be missing from that pretty plate. Hope you have a great week.------Shannon

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  9. I bet everyone comes over to your house to watch football games.

    sandie

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  10. After eating wings this weekend and still having sauce under my nails - just kidding - sort of - I would love these not so messy meatballs.

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  11. Looks sooooo good! Whatcha got for the 'Picked Apart' Cowboys? I'm thinkin' Pigskins ala DeepFried Detroit! Good Grief...I'm tryin' to Hang WithEm'...I'll need some really good Pigskin Snack Recipe for next week. Whatcha Got?

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  12. I so want to try these!

    Go Eagles!

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  13. Well these balls sound great, do you have franks hot sause there?? I will have to try them out as a new appetizer for this weekends game. Let's go Buffalo!!! (sorry) :)

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  14. What a great half time treat. These meatballs look delicious. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

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  15. Looks great. I'll try it.

    beneaththeelmtree.blogspot.com

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  16. I've never had ground chicken or ground turkey. Hmmm . . .

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  17. Girl, you are dangerous. Those sound divine!

    XO,

    Sheila

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  18. Looks & sounds mouth watering!
    Thanks for telling us about them.

    fondly,
    Rett

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  19. and these, too!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/126818297/

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  20. Definitely taking these to the next football gathering..easier to juggle than real wings while playing with babies!

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  21. looks great ! wish I could sample ! How could you forget the EVOO ?

    - KAT -

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  22. Oh I forgot to say I would have to drizzle with melted cheddar cheese I'm a Wisconsin girl (Go Pack GO)

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  23. I was just thinking how much I like your presentation of the foods you make.
    Looks good to me!!!

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  24. T O U C H D O W N Lynn! What a yummy post. I want some meatballs and veggies and dip....

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  25. These sound fantastic! I love wings too. My nephew brought Buffalo Chicken Dip for the game Saturday. It is one of my favorites.

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  26. These balls look so yummy, Lynn...Christine

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  27. Looks yummy! How spicy was it? I'm a bit of a wimp, but I sure do love buffalo sauce and blue cheese.

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  28. Oh my gosh those look good and so easy to make. I'm trying them this weekend for the game. Yum!

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  29. Those just look hot and spicy! I would need some bubbly beverage to go with them.

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  30. YUMMY! I love Buffalo chicken wings and drunsticks --the spiceier the better, so these meatballs so fantastic, Lynn!

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  31. I"ve never had chicken meatballs before. But since I'm trying to eat less red meat, I think I'll have to give these a try! I love all the spiciness to the recipe!

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  32. Oh these sound GREAT and a lot easier to eat than wings~ plus nothing left to dispose of besides a toothpick :)

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  33. I feel foolish but what am I missing here? What is EVOO? I am absolutely a buffalo (wing) fan. Sorry, my husband is the only football fan in this house... :)

    Blessings, Debbie

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  34. I thought id stop by your blog and say hello. And i hope your enjoying the beautiful fall weather that has begun. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  35. Sounds good! I love special dishes and snacks for football season! ♥

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  36. Lynn, Is Earl missing? I was over at Cuisine Kathleen's and her witches have kidnapped Earl... or maybe he went willingly! FREE THE PIG!!!!!!
    xo Yvonne

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  37. I found these on Full Plate Thursday...they sound soo good!

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  38. We are having a potluck next month at work and I signed up to bring these. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  39. I'm going to make these for a party this weekend. My husband loves chicken wings, but I hate to gnaw the meat off the bones like a neanderthal. So this would solve that whole dilemma.

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  40. Your Buffalo Chicken Balls looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great week end and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  41. Hi Lynn, the meatballs look so delicious. Thanks for sharing. I recently found your blog and am now following. Please pop on over to mine and perhaps you would like to follow me also. I would like that. Hugs, Chris

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