Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Pintrest Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

So I love all things "buffalo chicken".  I love buffalo chicken sandwhiches, chicken wings, chicken poppers, whatever it is, if it's covered in Frank's Hot Sauce and butter I probably like it. I also love meatballs- on pasta in sandwiches, on their own in BBQ sauce, whatever.... So seeing peace love and low carb's Buffalo chicken meatballs, I thought, "best of both worlds!"  And I gave it a shot.

First off- I did not put them on a salad to make it 'low carb'.  I'm breast feeding and I don't really care about carbohydrates at this point so there's my disclaimer.  I put the 'low carb' recipe on, wait for it.... flour tortillas  <gasp!>  with some ranch, pickles, and lettuce to make a wrap.  And it was gooooooood.  The texture of the meatballs is a little off seeing as it's ground chicken (well I used ground turkey instead) instead of whole chicken or ground beef but it was over all something I would make again.  Maybe as a Superbowl appetizer?

Of course I wrote the recipe down then tossed it- then went back to their site and they have removed the original recipe because they are now selling it in a cookbook.  I google searched and found one that was VERY similar as far as I could remember.

It is from a different website called Shrinking Kitchen
Here it is:


1 pound lean ground chicken
1 egg
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
1 carrot ( **I did not put carrot in the meatballs I made**)
1 stalk celery
2 green onions
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 ounce crumbled blue cheese ( I am NOT a blue cheese fan but I did use it in the recipe.  I couldn't even really tell it was there)
1/2 cup Frank's Hot Sauce (or your favorite), divided
1 tablespoon butter

Step by step
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line a cookie sheet with foil and coat with nonstick spray.
  3. Cut the celery, carrot and green onion into large chunks and throw into a food processor.  (** I did not use a food processor- I just finely diced everything)
  4. Pulse to chop into small bits.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the vegetable mixture, chicken (I used ground turkey because this is what I had), egg, breadcrumbs, garlic powder, salt, 1/2 the hot sauce and the blue cheese.
  6. Gently fold together to combine, but don't overmix.
  7. Form the mixture into small meatballs - you should get about 28 small meatballs.
  8. Place the meatballs on the cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes.
  10. While the meatballs are baking, put the rest of the hot sauce and the butter into a microwave safe dish.
  11. Microwave about 30 seconds, until butter melts.
  12. Stir well to combine.
  13. Remove the meatballs from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  14. Place the meatballs onto a serving dish and drizzle with butter/hot sauce mixture.
  15. Enjoy!
WW PP 4; Calories 157; Total Fat 8.7g; Saturated Fat 3.5g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 87mg; Sodium 741mg; Total Carbohydrates 5.8g; Dietary Fiber 0.6g; Sugars 0.8g; Protein 13.8g

1 comment:

  1. Oh goodness these look good....buffalo and chicken is one deadly combo