Buffalo Chicken Meatballs


A simple recipe that's perfect for a meal prep and delicious whether it is served warm or cold. If you don't like bleu cheese, swap for feta in the meatballs and use ranch dressing instead!

I love crisp romaine, cherry tomatoes and red onion in my salad. It would also be delicious beefed up with carrots, crunchy tortilla strips or even some roasted sweet potatoes for a heartier salad.

This recipe makes 16 meatballs so it's so easy to portion out, 4 meatballs per serving!

For dressing I love using my homemade healthy ranch or bleu cheese dressing but there's plenty of delicious store bought versions as well.


Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

4 Servings | Cook time: 25 minutes

Notes: A perfect lunch that can be enjoyed warm or cold in any weather. Sometimes I like to toss the hot sauce with some ranch or bleu cheese dressing before coating the meatballs so they are extra saucy! Try it and let me know if you agree!


Ingredients:

Meatballs:
  • 16 oz ground chicken

  • 2 tbsp minced red onion (~25g)

  • 1 oz crumbled bleu cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

  • 1 tsp buffalo ranch seasoning

  • 2 tbsp hot sauce, divided

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp pepper

  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs

Salad:
  • 2 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped and washed

  • 1 cup (6oz) grape tomatoes, quartered

  • 1/4-1/2 red onion, diced

  • 4 stalks celery, diced

  • 4 oz bleu cheese, crumbled

  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped

  • 1/4 cup ranch or bleu cheese dressing

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl reserving half the buffalo sauce. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick olive oil spray.

  3. Form 16 meatballs from the mix. Arrange meatballs on baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping halfway.

  5. While cooking, prepare the salad. Toss all salad ingredients together.

  6. Remove meatballs from the oven and toss them in the remaining buffalo sauce. I like to serve this salad with my healthy ranch or bleu cheese dressing, linked here.

  7. Serve the meatballs (warm or cold) over the salad, top with additional scallions for garnish and enjoy!


 

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Nutrition Facts are provided as a guideline only. Exact nutrition will depend on quantity, brand and ingredients used.


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