Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
2 lbs Ground Chicken Breast
1 /2 cup finely grated zucchini (approx. 1 medium, grated on the finest side… of a box grater)
1/2 cup grated celery
½ cup grated onion
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
3 eggs, beaten
Olive oil cooking spray
1 cup of wing sauce such as Walden Farms
Walden Farms Blue Cheese Dressing, for dipping
Diced Green Onions or chopped fresh parsley for Garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, vegetables, spices beaten eggs and 2 tsp wing sauce. Gently mix by hand the ingredients. Do not squeeze or over mix.
Spray a baking sheet with olive oil cooking spray. Scoop meat mixture into 2 tbsp sized portions. Roll portion gently between palms to form a smooth ball. Place on baking sheet.
Bake meatballs on center rack for 15 minutes. Remove meatballs from oven. Pour wing sauce in a bowl and transfer meatballs to the bowl and toss to coat. Let the meatballs sit in the sauce while you raise the oven temperature to 450°F. Drain the moisture and wipe the grease from the baking sheet. Apply a fresh coat of olive oil spray.
When oven has reached 450°F, give meatballs another toss in the bowl, then transfer, sauce and all to the baking sheet. Bake, on the top rack of the oven for 12-15 minutes.
Total of 4 servings
*Serve with green onions or chopped fresh parsley
*Serve with Walden Farms blue cheese dressing for dipping.