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Buffalo chicken meatballs

January 27, 2018

Superbowl is on its way and I wanted to bring you a few simple appetizer foods to make sure you can take part in the festivities and stay on track! It is just a given that with any Superbowl party comes a huge amount of food, and it is usually food that makes it pretty hard to stay on track, pizza, wings, cheesy dips…the list goes on! Most of you might know my love for buffalo chicken, and I have another creation coming your way soon too! These buffalo chicken meatballs are easy to make, super filling and I won’t lie they are spicy, but you can always lower the hot sauce to tone them down a bit. Makes 36 meatballs and a serving of 3 is just 1 smart point on WW freestyle! *Note, the seasonings used in these meatballs are the same that are used to make my ranch dip  and this is also what I served for the dipping sauce. If you do not have all those seasonings in the house you could probably just use some packaged ranch dip.


Buffalo chicken meatballs
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Recipe type: Appetizer
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Serves: 12
 
1 freestyle Sp per serving, 2SP/3PP
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs raw fat free ground chicken
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, diced
  • ⅔ cups + 2 Tbsp franks original hot sauce
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp dill weed
  • ¼ tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with some cooking spray.
  2. Mix your ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, 2 Tbsp franks sauce (leave the ⅔ cups for after they have cooked) and seasoning in a bowl. Form into balls using approx 1 Tbsp of your chicken mix, place on baking sheet, you should yield 36 meatballs.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, turning halfway. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes, then toss meatballs in the franks sauce, return to the baking tray and bake 10 more minutes.
  4. Serve immediately, makes 36 meatballs, 1 serving is 3 meatballs
Notes
Freestyle Smart points per serving- 1 using WW recipe builder
Smart Points- 2 using SP calculator
Points Plus- 3 using PP calculator
Nutritional info.. Calories 123...Fat 1.7g..Sat fat 0.1g..Carbs 6.7g...Fiber 0.3g...Sugar 0.7g..Protein 17.2g using My Fitness Pal

12 Comments

  • Reply Loretta January 27, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    These look wonderful! Gonna try and make today! ThNks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Hope you enjoy them 🙂

  • Reply Donna January 27, 2018 at 4:15 pm

    These look great, Kate. What is the dip? It looks good too.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle January 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm

      Hi Donna, it is my zero point ranch dip, there should be a link to it in the opening write up 🙂

  • Reply susan February 10, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Can these be frozen and reheated?

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 11, 2018 at 1:29 pm

      yes absolutely 🙂

  • Reply Ginny February 15, 2018 at 9:52 am

    These were very tasty! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 17, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Glad you enjoyed them 🙂

  • Reply Rebecca February 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    What brand bread crumbs , points wise that we should buy to keep these low in points? Thanks

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 21, 2018 at 8:36 pm

      I think most are pretty similar and brands vary depending where you live, just scan a few maybe to compare

  • Reply Sarah March 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    These are in the oven right now (making them for the second time). Do you have any other suggestions on what to eat them with??
    Thank you!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 25, 2018 at 7:58 pm

      You could make a wrap out of them or if you know of a good low point bun you could do a meatball sub, you could cut up and use on pizza, I guess you could really eat them anyway you like, no rules on that one 🙂

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