Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Chicken Wing Balls

I love chicken wings, but probably more specifically, Frank's Red Hot Sauce.  Don't tell me anything bad about Frank's Red Hot Sauce.  I dont want to know.  I have had Franks over popcorn, pizza, wings, chicken, whatever for many years.

I dont do the wing thing too often anymore.  In my 20's, yes, but have since slowed way down with wings.  Too many calories.  I did a post about baked wings- they are very good, but honestly, I just dont think about buying wings when I go to the store.  Besides, they used to be inexpensive, now- not so much.

This chicken ball with Frank's is like wings- less calories and more substantial.  We loved it.  Dipped in a little of my home made blue cheese and I was totally loving it- a real treat. I served it along side some rice and a big plate of celery sticks and carrot sticks.

Chicken Wing Balls
Printable here.

2 pounds ground chicken
2 egg
1 3/4 cups Progresso panko breadcrumbs or more depending on consistency
3/4 teaspoon celery seed
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground pepper
3 cups buffalo sauce
blue cheese dressing

Mix the ground chicken with the rest of the ingredients except the panko until it feels like you can ball it together. Add in the panko. If it feels sticky add more panko. If by chance you added a bit too much panko add a little water (tablespoon by tablespoon).

Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on parchment lined cooking sheet.  Bake in a 400F oven for about 5 (crock pot) to 10 minutes (Dutch oven).  Add the meatballs to a crock pot or a Dutch oven and pour in the Franks. Make sure the meat balls are covered.  If you don't have enough sauce you can use less just make sure you stir it periodically to ensure maximum yum coverage. Cook in slow cooker for about 2 hours.  In the Dutch oven for about 45 minutes to an hour on a very low heat.


suzybel56 said...

I love wings, blue cheese & Frank's. For years I steered clear of anything hot, until I found Frank. I'm going to love the chicken balls even more, how easy. Thanks Lori!

x said...

Like you, I mostly love Frank's hot sauce! These look good and I'll have to give them a try!

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

I haven't had wings in a long time but yours look very tempting!

suzybel56 said...

Made these for supper last night and I have to say they are better than wings. I also made Spanish Rice & served Coleslaw. My husband just about melted to the floor in bliss. (Not to mention the Buttermilk Coffee Cake for dessert) & Fudge with (marshmallows I was trying to get rid of).

Lori said...

Suzy, you are so nice to let me know how it went. I agree, I like the better than chicken wings. I had to laugh too when you said about the dessert you made in an effort to get rid of the marshmallows. Love it. I think your husband has it good with you around.