Are you tired of the same old greasy wing bucket? These buffalo chicken meatballs have a hidden zest that make them irresistible.
For my family, weekends are all about hanging with great friends, usually watching some kind of sporting event while eating good food!
When I think of party food fixings, my first thought is “Dude Food.” It needs to be party-friendly because, let’s face it, it’s going to be enjoyed by folks parked in front of the television or while standing around on the back porch, which means it should be simple and enjoyed with either your fingers, a toothpick, or a fork.
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My fella’s favorite football food: Buffalo Chicken Wings. The spicier, the better, too. So I decided to turn his go-to game-day food into a party favorite that can be kept warm in the crockpot for hours so you don’t have to worry about reheating during breaks.
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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in the Slow Cooker
Need the perfect party food for weekend get togethers? These crockpot buffalo chicken meatballs stay warm for hours and are gluten free!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 hours
- Total Time: 5 hours + 10 minutes
- Yield: 10-12
- Cuisine: Lunch
- 2 pounds ground chicken
- 8 ounces blue cheese crumbles
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon creole seasoning (or favorite all-purpose seasoning)
- 2 cups Buffalo sauce
- Coat crockpot with cooking spray or line the bottom with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, blue cheese, garlic, and creole seasoning until thoroughly mixed.
- Begin rolling the meat mix into balls about 1 ½ inches in diameter (a little smaller than golf balls), and place the meatballs at the bottom of the crockpot. Continue rolling and stacking them until all the meatballs are formed. Pour Buffalo sauce over the meatballs, and cover.
- Cook on low for 4 to 5 hours. Halfway through, about 2 ½ hours in, stir the meatballs to distribute the sauce and cook evenly. After 4 hours, check for doneness. A meat thermometer inserted in the center of a meatball should read 165F.
This process works for all types of meatballs. Now, you can let the crockpot do all the cooking while you do something else.
- Serving Size: 3 meatballs
- Calories: 210
- Sugar: 0.1 g
- Sodium: 1611.3 mg
- Fat: 13.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 6.3 g
- Trans Fat: 0.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 1 g
- Fiber: 0.1 g
- Protein: 20.6 g
- Cholesterol: 94.1 mg
these really sound yummy I have not made tem yet but I love chicken wings but not crazy about bones so these would be great if i use chicken breast how long should I cook them ?
Michelle, the recipe is for chicken meatballs not breasts. I haven’t made crockpot buffalo chicken breasts yet. sorry!
You were the one that introduced Tristin to hummus at the KFF, now he LOVES it. I think he will love the stuffed cucumbers — I’m going to try it!
Any suggestions for baking these?
20 minutes at 350 give or take depending on the size you make your meatballs. remove from oven, mix with sauce and serve.
Do you think I could cook these on high for half the time?
brooke, i’ve never tried that..
These are sooo good! Thanks for posting!
What size crockpot did you use?
Hi! Mine is just a standard, smaller size – 4qt I believe. Thanks!
How many meatballs does this recipe yield?
Hi! The 2lbs should make 24-27 meatballs, depending how big you make them.
Hi is this chicken from chicken breast and ya shred it or ground. Chicken bought from store like ground meat?Wanna try these for superbowl party
It’s ground chicken -as in ground turkey or ground beef. Some groceries sell it. If yours doesn’t, you can substitute ground turkey.
2lbs of chicken breast was $8 at Walmart here in NC.. I can buy a pack of 8 breasts for $10.. so I buy those and then just put four of them in my food processor for this recipe.
Do you think these would work without the blue cheese?
Yes, but the cheese adds certain moisture to it. If you can’t do dairy, then omit but if you dont like the blue cheese, can you substitute for mozzarella? even half of it will work out well.
Thanks. We can do dairy. My husband is the buffalo wing fan here and doesn’t care for blue cheese. We’ll try mozzarella instead.
let me know how he likes them! :)