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Halloween Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Halloween Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

33 Min(s)
15 Min(s) Prep
18 Min(s) Cook
Serve up some cute Halloween Buffalo Chicken Meatballs at your next seasonal party. These bite-sized buffalo chicken meatballs are dipped in buffalo sauce and topped with tiny celery stems. Just like little pumpkins! They're festive for the season and perfectly tasty.
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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
2 celery stalks and 16 celery leaves, divided
1 lb. ground chicken breast
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 egg, beaten
5 Tbsp. Buffalo wing sauce, divided
3 Tbsp. butter
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
Chop enough celery stalks into small pieces to measure 1/2 cup; place in medium bowl. Reserve remaining celery stalks and leaves for later use.
3
Add chicken, bread crumbs, cheese, egg, and 2 Tbsp. each dressing and wing sauce to chopped celery; mix just until blended.
4
Cover rimmed baking sheet with foil; spray with cooking spray. Shape chicken mixture into 16 meatballs, using about 1 Tbsp. chicken mixture for each meatball; place on prepared baking sheet.
5
Bake 18 min. or until done (165°F).
6
Melt butter. Mix with remaining dressing and wing sauce until blended. Dip meatballs, 1 at a time, into dressing mixture, turning to completely coat all sides of each meatball with dressing mixture. Place meatballs in single layer on platter.
7
Cut reserved celery stalks into 16 pieces, each about 1-1/2 inches long. Insert into tops of meatballs for the pumpkin stems. Add celery leaves as shown in photo.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Kitchen Hack: Making Meatballs the Same Size
Getting the right number and size of meatballs from a recipe can be tricky. Check out this video for a helpful trick to get perfectly sized meatballs every time.
Tip 2
Size Wise
Engage in mindfulness and slowly savor the flavor of these delicious appetizers with a present mind.
Tip 3
Make Ahead
These savory meatballs can be baked ahead of time. Do not toss the meatballs with the dressing mixture. Cool meatballs completely, then loosely pack meatballs in freezer-weight resealable plastic bags. Lay bags flat in the freezer so the meatballs freeze individually; freeze up to 3 months. When ready to serve, thaw meatballs in refrigerator several hours or overnight. Place meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake in 350°F oven 20 min. or until heated through. Prepare dressing mixture as directed, then toss with the warm meatballs. Add celery sticks and leaves to meatballs as directed before serving.
Nutrition
Calories
200
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g
17%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 80mg
27%
Sodium 550mg
24%
Total Carbohydrates 9g
3%
Dietary Fibers less than 1g
2%
Sugars 0.9214g
2%
Protein 11g
22%
Vitamin A
8%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
0%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
8 servings, 2 meatballs each
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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