Friday, February 5, 2010


As a parent of three and one that works from home, I find it hard to find things to make for dinner that the kids will eat and that my wife and I enjoy.  My wife and I both try to find new recipes in various different places, online, magazines, relatives, etc. and sometimes we come across one that works for us. 

Here is one that we got from my wife's aunt.

Spicy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground white chicken meat
  • 1/2 small onion-grated
  • 2 cloves garlic-grated
  • 1/2 C chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 C hot sauce
  • Garnishes-blue cheese dressing, carrot sticks and celery sticks

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, paprika and cayenne.  
  3. Season with salt and black pepper.
  4. 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.  (I use a cookie scooper)
  5. Place meatballs on a rimmed baking sheet lightly coated with cooking spray.  
  6. Pop them in the oven and cook for 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through.
  7. While the meatballs are baking, heat the hot sauce in a large skillet. Toss the baked meatballs in the hot sauce to coat.
  8. Serve the meatballs with celery and carrot sticks with the blue cheese dressing for dipping.
  9. Makes 16 meatballs.
Instead of an appetizer or hors d'oeuvre, we made served them in Italian steak rolls as meatball subs.  We used a mild hot sauce so the kids didn't explode, but it could certainly use something hotter.  The kids ate them and we had enough left over for two more sandwichs the next day.

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