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Slow-Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 3 hr 45 min
  • Servings 36

If you love Buffalo chicken wings, but don’t love the mess of eating them with your hands, try this easy and mess-free meatball version. Using the slow cooker makes this recipe great for entertaining; you can make the meatballs hours ahead and let them cook, leaving time to enjoy your own party. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

2
lb ground chicken
1
cup Progresso™ panko crispy bread crumbs
3/4
cup finely chopped celery
3/4
cup Frank's™ Red Hot™ Buffalo wings sauce
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
2
eggs
3
cloves garlic, finely chopped
2
teaspoons salt
1/2
teaspoon pepper
2
tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4
cup butter, melted
1
cup blue cheese dressing

Steps

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  • 1
    In large bowl, mix chicken, bread crumbs, celery, 1/4 cup of the sauce, the onion, eggs, garlic, salt and pepper; gently mix to combine. Using wet hands, shape mixture into 1 1/2-inch meatballs (about 36 total).
  • 2
    In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the meatballs; cook about 5 minutes or until golden brown on all sides. Repeat with remaining oil and meatballs. Transfer browned meatballs to 4-quart slow cooker. Pour 1/4 cup of the sauce over meatballs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting about 3 hours or until thermometer inserted in center of meatballs reads at least 165°F.
  • 3
    In small bowl, beat melted butter and remaining 1/4 cup sauce with whisk. Drizzle over meatballs; gently toss to coat.
  • 4
    Serve with blue cheese dressing as a dip.

Expert Tips

  • You can freeze the meatballs before cooking. Place uncooked meatballs uncovered on cookie sheet, and freeze about 30 minutes or until firm, then transfer to plastic freezer bag or container. Thaw overnight in refrigerator before proceeding with recipe.
  • For a fun serving idea, use celery sticks to skewer cooked meatballs. Set them on a serving platter, and drizzle with blue cheese dressing.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Meatball
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
330mg
14%
Potassium
105mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
4g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
1g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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