Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Sriracha Honey Garlic Sauce

Warning: These are not healthy by any means, however, they are SOOOOOOO delicious. I made them for a food day and brought them into the office for my team. They were a big hit! They would also be good as an app for any kind of party or get together. Eh hem….Super Bowl party 🙂

What you’ll need:


Meatballs…

  • 3 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 eggs (I forgot to add them in the pic)
  • 3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 3 carrots
  • 3 stalks of celery
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • Handful of parsley
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • All season salt
  • Blue Cheese dressing, I like Kens

Sauce…

  • 1 cup Franks hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup Sriracha
  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 Tbls whole grain Mustard
  • Fresh cracked pepper
  • All season salt

Back to the meatballs…

  1. You’ll need a meat grinder. I used my Kitchen Aid attachment. If you don’t have one, just buy ground chicken.
  2. Preheat the over to 375.
  3. Trim some of the fat from the thighs. Put all the chicken through the meat grinder. Also, put the carrots, celery, onion and parsley through the grinder. If you’re not using a grinder, mince it in a food processor.
  4. Add the Panko, eggs, salt, and pepper to the mixture.
  5. Mix everything together and use a teaspoon to make mini meatballs.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes

And now back to the sauce…

  1. Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan on medium low heat.
  2. Add the garlic and simmer for 2 minutes continuously stirring to make sure the garlic doesn’t burn
  3. Add the remaining ingredients
  4. Simmer for about 15-20 minutes. Taste to make sure it’s not too spicy for you. If it is, add more butter. Just remember that it will always taste spicier on its own.
  5. Poor the sauce over the meatballs in a crock pot and place on warm.
  6. Serve with the blue cheese dressing and some fresh celery and/or carrots

Enjoy!

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Inspired by Turkish Kofta

I was recently introduced to Turkish Kofta and found it is really what I knew to be meatballs, just with a Turkish cuisine spin. Traditionally, they are made with ground lamb or beef and, the recipe I saw, served with a spicy tomato sauce. I opted to go healthier and chose a combination of turkey and pork. I was also pressed for time and used organic ketchup with a splash of hot sauce. 

Honestly, I didn’t know how these were going to turn out because I literally used what I had in the fridge to make them. I don’t have any picture other than one I took when I was packing the leftovers. I never anticipated they would be so delicious.   

These are so easy to make. My prep time was about 15 minutes. 

What you need:

  • 1lb Ground Turkey
  • 1lb Ground Pork
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese 
  • 3 Splashes of Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Cup Cubed White Bread, Crust Removed (not prepackaged, fresh bakery bread that is a couple days old)
  • 1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 Handfuls Toasted Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 Medium Onion, chopped small
  • 1/4 Cup Parsley, chopped
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Olive oil spray 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix all ingredients together except the olive oil. Make small patties or balls out of the mixture (I made patties). Spray a sheet pan with olive oil spray lightly and place the patties on it. Bake for 20 minutes or until they are cooked through and slightly browned. It really depends on how big you make them. Serve with ketchup, spicy ketchup, or eat plain. 

If you’d like to see what inspired me, click here.

Enjoy!