December 11, 2022

Buffalo Hot Wing Style Chicken Bites (Buffalo Boneless Chicken? Buffalo Chicken Meatballs?)

About a week ago I decided to make chicken 'meatballs' for dinner.  I wanted to use up some of the Whisp cracker crumbs I had, as well as having a huge craving for 'hot wings'.  This is what I came up with.  A HUGE hit - even with family members who are not low-carb, keto or sugarfree.  It was even requested I make a triple batch and 'gift' it to them so they could store it in their freezer for future meals.

Lots of options with this one... ground chicken or sausage.  Amount of cheddar.  Optional seasonings to add.  Optional coatings to toss prior to baking... or not.  Sauce... or not. 

Buffalo Hot Wing Style Chicken Bites

1 pound ground chicken or chicken sausage
1 heaping c shredded cheddar cheese
1 c almond flour
1 T baking powder
1 t Italian seasoning - optional
Parmesan cheese or Whisp cheese cracker coating - totally optional
Buffalo Wing Hot Sauce - store bought or homemade


Buffalo Wing Sauce

1 c Franks hot sauce
1/3 c oil
1 1/2 t cayenne pepper
1 1/2 t minced garlic
1 t sugar
1/2 t worchestershire sauce
1/4 t black pepper
1 egg yolk
2 t water
2 t cornstarch

In a saucepan, blend the hot sauce, oil, cayenne, garlic, sugar, sauce and pepper.  Heat over medium high until it comes to a boil. Turn off the heat.  Beat the egg yolk with the water and cornstarch.  Whisk in the egg mixture.  Set aside to use later.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with foil.  Mix the chicken with the cheese, almond flour, baking powder and the Italian seasoning if you want to use it.  Season with a bit of salt and pepper.  Mix until blended and form small balls, place on the foil.

If you want to, you can toss or roll the balls in either parmesan cheese or in crushed Whisp cracker crumbs.  (Photos on this post show both - half of each).  Bake 15-20 minutes, remove from oven, pour and/or brush the buffalo hot sauce over all and return to the oven for 5 more minutes.  Goes great with blue cheese dressing.


Mixing the chicken with the almond flour and cheese

Formed balls

I rolled half in crushed Whisp crumbs I wanted to use up and try; the other half tossed in plain parmesan cheese.

Baked in the oven, taken out to add the buffalo wing style hot sauce

Cover the balls in sauce and return to the oven for about 5-8 minutes

Hot from the oven and ready to serve

My husbands dinner plate with some of the sauce scraped from the pan and topped over the balls as well.





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