Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Last week I had a pound of ground chicken and didn’t know what to do with it. Enter Rachael Ray with her Buffalo Chicken Meatballs recipe. I realize this is more of an appetizer, but it worked. This would be something great to make for entertaining around the holidays.



Ingredients:
1 pound ground all-white-meat chicken
1/2 small onion, grated (I used the whole thing)
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 cup parsley, chopped (I used dry parsley)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), for drizzling
2 tablespoons butter (I used margarine b/c we didn’t have butter)
1/2 cup hot sauce, such as Frank's brand
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
3 scallions, green and white parts thinly sliced, for garnish
A couple of handfuls of celery sticks
A couple of handfuls of carrot sticks
Toothpicks, for serving

Directions:
Pre-heat the oven to 400ºF.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken with the onion, garlic and parsley and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Flatten out the meat in the bowl and score it into four portions using the side of your hand. Shape each portion into four balls you should have sixteen meatballs in total.

Wash your hands after handling the raw poultry.

Arrange the meatballs on a nonstick sheet pan and drizzle them with EVOO. Place in the oven and bake until the meatballs are cooked through and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.

While the meatballs are baking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the hot sauce and whisk to combine. Toss the baked meatballs in the hot sauce to coat.

Mix together the buttermilk, sour cream, blue cheese and most of the chopped scallions.

Transfer the meatballs to a serving platter and spike each one with a toothpick or serving fork. Place the blue cheese dressing in a small serving bowl and garnish with scallions. Serve the meatballs with the blue cheese dressing, celery and carrot sticks alongside.

14 comments:

Polish and Pearls said...

Yummy! I so want to try and make these!

MCW said...

I think meatballs make a completely appropriate meal! There is an entire restaurant up here dedicated to them...Yum.

Mel said...

Sounds good. I may have to try these for a party this weekend!

Gwen said...

YUM!!! I'm totally trying these out. I love ground chicken and turkey. :) XOXO

Melissa said...

My husband would love those! He's a HUGE fan of buffalo anything, so I will have to make them sometime!

BTW I am totally jealous that the Phillies got Cliff Lee. I think the Yankees are screwed now :P

Kristin said...

Those are definitely party perfect!

BelleinBows said...

Making these tomorrow! I cannot wait.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

These sound great....and my husband would be all over them!

Brittany said...

I bookmarked this page! Great for the sugar bowl!!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

ooh those would be great for entertaining too!

Meghan said...

These look and sound amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh they look amazing! Thanks for sharing Jules!

Brittany said...

Sounds delish!!! I have been looking for a few new recipes for the holidays! I think I'll give this one a try...

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Seriously...my mouth is watering! And then I read blue cheese and now I am in desperate need of these meatballs!