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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Video)

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs - Clean+Delicious®

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs – Clean+Delicious®

If any of of you guys are looking for a clean and delicious snack for Super Bowl Sunday, these Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs may just be for you! This is yet another recipe from the archives that I just couldn’t resist bringing to your attention because it is the perfect Super Bowl snack whether you are cooking for a couple or cooking for a crowd. It captures all the heart and soul of traditional buffalo wings without the excess calories or saturated fats.

Although this video was suppose to be posted BEFORE the Super Bowl, I figured, “Hey… better late then never, right?”. Besides, you don’t need a football game as an excuse to make these Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (I promise)!

My husband and I LOVED these. We made them three times in one week after shooting the video… they are addictive! If you like wings I guarantee that you will like this recipe:).

And don’t forget to serve them with some home-made, lower-fat, blue cheese dressing.

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Yield: 16 meatballs

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 1 pound ground white meat chicken
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1/2 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp of smoked Paprika
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I use Wing-Time)
  • Garnishes: Blue Cheese Dressing
  • A couple of handfuls celery sticks
  • A couple of handfuls carrot sticks


Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, paprika and cayenne.  Season with salt and black pepper.

Take about two tablespoons of meat mixture and roll between the palms of your hand to form a meatball about the size of a golf ball.

Place meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.  Pop them in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through.

While the meatballs are baking, heat the hot sauce in a  large skillet.  Toss the baked meatballs in the hot sauce to coat.

Serve the meatballs with celery and carrot sticks and some blue cheese dressing for dipping!!  Enjoy!

Makes 16 meatballs.

Nutrients per 4 meatballs:  Calories: 184; Total Fat: 6.5g; Saturated Fat: 0.5g; Cholesterol: 75mg; Sodium: 333mg; Carbohydrate: 5g; Dietary Fiber: 0.8g; Sugars: 1.4g; Protein: 29.2g

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20 comments on “Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Video)

  1. These looks absolutely awesome can’t wait to try them!
    Thanks for the recipe.

  2. MMM. These sound DELICIOUS. I must get some hot sauce and try them soon.

  3. Hi Dani,

    Those look way too delicious!!! I’m hungry for them now, and it’s only breakfast time…

  4. These look right up my alley! And BTW – I don’t know how far along you are in this video, but you look amazing!!! I would love to hear about what you been doing exercise wise since you’ve been preggers. Can’t wait to try these!

  5. Those meatballs look and sounds really tasty!

  6. Yum!!!! I have been making something similar -Buffalo Turkey Burgers and they are so great!!!

    Your recipe is great for a party:)

  7. I made these into burgers, and they were so moist and delish!! Thanks for a great recipe :)

  8. Dani,
    I just came across your website and I love it! My weekly menu has 6 of your recipes on it! (The only reason it’s not 7 is because we’re going to a wedding one night!) haha.
    I made these for dinner tonight–DELICIOUS!!! We loved them so much. These are definitely going to be made again and again

  9. Oh yeah, I’ll be trying this one real soon.

  10. I made these for the Super Bowl! They were wonderful, but where does your husband sleep after he eats them? OMG. I will make them again and set up a cot in the garage!!!!!

  11. I was literally just thinking today, “I want something that’s LIKE buffalo wings, but a healthier option.” A little digging on your blog, and BAM! I found this. Can’t wait to try it soon! I might initiate a potluck at work just to give these bad boys a try!

  12. Priyanka – Anytime! Hope you enjoy them:)

    Amy – Enjoy!

    Lance – Hmmmm, they might work for breakfast;)

    Culinary Wanna Be – I was about 5 or 6 months preggo in this video… enjoying lots of hiking, yoga, and stair climbing.

    Kevin – They are!

    Marissa – Perfect party food:)

    ttfn300 -Burgers?! What a great idea!

    Cassie – Thanks for letting me know… I am flattered!

    The Rooster Chick – Yeah!

    Donata – LOL! That’s hysterical.

    Kelly -That’s awesome… I hope you enjoy them!

    Janet – Cooking is fun! So glad you guys liked them!

  13. I doubled the recipe and did half ground turkey half ground chicken….LOVED them!!!!! :)

  14. These are absolutely amazing! I make them often!! :) Thanks love!

  15. They look and sound great… I love your video’s Dani :) Hi from Australia!

  16. These were soooooo yummmy!!! Thanks for sharing this recipe. Great to hear these are healthy and they were super simple to make. :)

  17. Navaneetha Krishnan Reply

    Hi Dani – I made them today, and it turned out absolutely awesome. I did some modifications for the sauce – Instead of using the hot sauce, I prepared one myself: Caramelized onion (without oil) with a bit of salt and Brown Sugar; Added sun dried tomato and cooked for 2 mts, and then blended the mixture. It was awesome with the balls. Thanks Dani!

  18. These look delicious! I want to try them this week, but 16 meatballs is a bit much for only two people. Do they freeze well? How long can I keep them in the freezer? Thanks so much!

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