Healthy buffalo chicken meatballs

These healthy buffalo chicken meatballs are great for football season, or really any party/ get together! My husband and I eat them as a meal, and they’re so satisfying! They have the perfect amount of heat. Add some crumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola on top. Then drizzle some ranch, the rich, creamy flavors just make it all come together so nicely. I’m drooling just thinking about them.

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs - Dash of Mandi

INGREDIENTS

Meatballs

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tbsp flaxmeal
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp+ 1 tsp hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot)
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil mayo (I use Chosen Food’s brand)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • green onion for garnish (chopped)
  • crumbled blue cheese or gorgonzola for topping (optional)
  • drizzled ranch for topping (optional)

Buffalo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup Frank’s red hot
  • 2 tbsp avocado oil mayo
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • INSTRUCTIONS

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. In a bowl combine ground chicken, egg, flaxmeal, garlic, 1/4 cup frank’s red hot, avocado oil mayo, salt, onion powder, and oregano.
    3. Using a cookie scoop or by hand (cookie scoop is much easier! – highly recommend) mold the mixture into balls. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper – or a cast iron skillet would also work.
    4. Bake for 22-25 minutes – or until cooked through.
    5. While meatballs are baking, make your buffalo sauce by combining 1/2 cup frank’s red hot, 2 tbsp avocado oil mayo and paprika in a medium sauce pan over medium heat.
    6. Let the sauce simmer for about 10-12 minutes – whisking occasionally.
    7. Drizzle sauce over meatballs and garnish with chopped green onion and crumbled blue cheese and drizzled ranch if desired – enjoy!

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