Buffalo Meatballs

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¾ cup hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®)
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 ⅔ cups dry bread crumbs
  • 2 stalks celery, minced
  • 2large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce (such as Frank’s RedHot®), or to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Coat a large rimmed baking sheet with olive oil.

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  • Step 2

    Heat 3/4 cup hot sauce and butter together in saucepan over low heat, whisking constantly, until butter is melted and completely incorporated. Cool to room temperature.

  • Step 3

    Stir chicken, bread crumbs, hot sauce mixture, celery, and eggs together in a bowl until evenly mixed; roll into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.

  • Step 4

    Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, about 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer meatballs to a platter and drizzle with 2 tablespoons hot sauce.

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