Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Drizzle and Hot Sauce

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I got a little behind in posting some of my Super Bowl appetizers for you guys with my site going down this past week. Yep, it was down three, agonizing days, but I’m back and here is one I wanted to get out before the big game day – My Crunchy Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Bleu Cheese Drizzle and Hot Sauce! What’s really cool about this recipe is they come together, start to finish in 25 minutes.

I’ve made several ground turkey and chicken meatball recipes here, like my Roasted Garlic Turkey Meatballs and Lemon Cilantro Chicken Meatballs, or these Chicken Parm Meatballs with Pine Nuts, but for an appetizer I wanted something reminiscent of hot chicken wings, a crunchy exterior, but with out the frying, skin and bones.

Ground chicken to the rescue and I took these guys right into the oven to bake after rolling them around in some Panko breadcrumbs to give them that exterior crunch.

Who doesn’t love hot wings? Chicken wings are the best, but these days I’m trying my best to eat as clean as I can and pick and choose when I go all out. For these I felt I could bake them instead of deep frying, and to drizzle some bleu cheese salad dressing and hot wing sauce over the top of these bad boys. Super tender on the insides and crunchy on the outside. The kicker for me is using the usual side of celery as a skewer for easy hand munching and topping it all with chopped celery leaves. Highly underused, but full of flavor. I love adding them in salads, too.

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