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
2 pounds ground chicken
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.