Get these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs going ahead of time, set them in your slow cooker and yum – they're ready when you want them!
When you're writing about eats as classic as Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, you gain a sort of affinity for your recipe readers. You want to invite them into the locker room, man-hug their shoulders, and start screaming "You NEED this recipe! You WANT this recipe! Go! Fight! Bake!"
See how I can't stop myself? Perhaps, rather than recipe developing, I need to look into football coaching. Or maybe, I just need to stick to food because…THIS RECIPE ROCKS.
Grab a slow cooker and get pumped. You're gonna love making these yummy bites.
Lineup! This is a team you want on your roster – ground chicken, panko bread crumbs, green onions, celery salt, onion powder, buffalo sauce and an egg.
Pop everything into a big bowl, except the Buffalo sauce. Mix it together with a fork, or if you're feeling feisty, get right in there and mix it up with your hands.
Now roll that meat mixture into one-inch meatballs. Press them firmly to give a nice, round shape to each one.
Place the meatballs on a parchment-lined baking sheet for a quick bit of par baking. That means we're just gonna give them a pre-bake to make sure they stay all nice and shaped once they're stuck in the slow cooker. Don't worry; this part doesn't take more than 7 minutes.
Pour those meatballs into a four-quart slow cooker and get ready to slather them in sauce.
Not just a little drizzle…
We're aiming for a full-blown slathering here. I poured an entire bottle of Buffalo sauce on top and it was about right.
Cover and cook on low for about two hours, then pull those meatballs out of your slow cooker and serve them with a side of blue cheese dressing ... or if you're like us, just drench them completely with a hefty drizzle.
Then grab a fork and go! go! go!
Get in the game – it's time to eat!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!