Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

A lighter alternative to the classic wings, these tasty meatballs are bursting with flavor and perfect for game day.


    For the Meatballs:
  • 1 pound Lean Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chives, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Breadcrumbs

For the Buffalo Dipping Sauce:

  • 4 ounces Fat Free Greek Plain Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder (optional for added heat)

Makes 14


  1. Preheat oven to 400'F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine ground chicken, salt, beaten egg, garlic powder, chives and breadcrumbs and stir until just combined, don't over mix.
  3. Using a tablespoon scoop out meat mixture and form into small, bite-size meatballs. Place on a baking sheet lined with a Silpat or spray lightly with cooking spray. Make 28 meatballs.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until meat is cooked through, holds it's shape and is no longer pink. remove from oven and allow to cool slightly before handling.
  5. For the Dipping Sauce; in a mixing bowl combine all dipping sauce ingredients and whisk together briskly until well incorporated.
  6. Enjoy meatballs warm with a side of Buffalo Dipping Sauce.

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Nutrition facts

Yield: 28 meatballs. Serves 14 (2 meatballs per serving)

  • calories: 77
  • calories from fat: 19
  • carbohydrates: 2.5g
  • cholesterol: 35mg
  • fat: 3.9g
  • protein: 7.9g
  • saturated fat: 0.7g
  • sodium: 177mg
  • trans fat: 0.0g
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