Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients: For the Meatballs: – 1 lb ground chicken – 1/2 cup breadcrumb – 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion – 1 large egg

– 2 cloves garlic, minced – 1 teaspoon paprika – 1/2 teaspoon onion powder – 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley – Salt and pepper to taste – Cooking spray or olive oil for greasing

For the Buffalo Sauce: – 1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Frank's RedHot) – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted – 1 tablespoon honey (optional, for sweetness) – 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

For Serving (Optional): – Ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping – Celery sticks and carrot stick

Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil and lightly grease with cooking spray or olive oil.

Prepare Meatball Mixture: In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, chopped green onions, egg, minced garlic, paprika, onion powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper.

Shape Meatballs: Scoop out tablespoon-sized portions of the meat mixture and roll them into balls using your hands. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet, leaving a little space between each one.

Bake Meatballs: Transfer the baking sheet to the preheated oven and bake the meatballs for 15-20 minutes, or until they are cooked through and golden brown on the outside.

Make Buffalo Sauce: While the meatballs are baking, prepare the buffalo sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together hot sauce, melted butter, honey (if using), and Worcestershire sauce until well combined.

Coat Meatballs: Once the meatballs are done baking, remove them from the oven and transfer them to a large mixing bowl. Pour the buffalo sauce over the meatballs and gently toss them until they are evenly coated.

Serve: Arrange the buffalo chicken meatballs on a serving platter and garnish with chopped green onions or parsley, if desired. Serve with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping, along with celery and carrot sticks on the side.

Enjoy: Enjoy these delicious buffalo chicken meatballs as a tasty appetizer or snack, or serve them as a main dish with your favorite sides!