Have you ever munched on a fried buffalo chicken wing and thought, “I would eat this tasty goodness every day if they weren’t so unhealthy.” Whelp, I got you covered with Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs which are gluten-free for an added bonus!!
Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs are an excellent vehicle for getting the amazing buffalo chicken wing taste, without all the guilt. OK, let’s be real, there’s some guilt, but this recipe is a bit lighter than mowing down 15 fried chicken wings.
Do you want another reason to make delicious Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs? Super Bowl is right around the corner baby, this appetizer would be an excellent addition to your party.
I’m a Chicago Bear’s fan, unfortunately. It sucks to be a Bear’s fan because they’re a horrible team. WHY MUST I BE FROM CHICAGO AND LOVE ONE OF THE WORST FNL TEAMS EVER!! WHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYY!!!! FML. At least the Green Bay Packers didn’t win. #sorrynotsorry. When you’re born in Chicago the hatred for Green Bay is instinctual. Babies first words aren’t mommy or daddy, instead, they say did the Packers lose? Am I bitter because Green Bay can whoop Chicago with their eyes closed? Yes, yes I am.
The Chicago Bears are so bad at football they would still lose, even if the other team didn’t show up!! Maybe next year they’ll be better – I won’t hold my breath. CURSES!
I married into an amazing team tho, thank God (or whatever deity you’re into). Kieran is from Rhode Island so his entire family roots for the New England Patriots. Once again the Patriots will battle for the gaudiest looking ring of all time. The Patriots currently have 4 super bowl rings and there doesn’t seem to be an end to their wining streak. They are ridiculously amazing. I’m guessing they’ll have a ring for all 10 fingers and toes before I kick the bucket.
Super Bowl parties are probably one of my favorites because of the food. We miss our buddies Emily and Steve back in Chicago because their SB parties were the best. We would all contribute food and usually end up with an amazing spread. If we still lived in Chicago we’d be knocking on their door this year for Super Bowl with my Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs in tow.
Although we miss our buddies, watching the Super Bowl in the Pacific Northwest has its advantages. Mostly because the game starts earlier on the west coast. In Chicago, we’d party with our friends then scurry out the door the moment the game ended because it was late and we worked the next morning. In Portland, the game starts at approx 3:30 pm. We can get rowdy and still hang out after the game ends. Either way, although I love watching the game and commercials, the food is always the star of the show.
Dude, I love these meaty happy little balls. Real talk, buffalo flavored anything is one of my favorite food groups. Level with me, buffalo flavored anything is a food group, right? Lie to me.
I don’t know if it’s the buffalo flavor or the way the aroma tickles your nose hairs. but I can’t get enough of buffalo sauce. Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs is extremely easy to make and they’re the perfect appetizer to prepare for your SB festivities.
To make these mouthwatering meat babies gluten-free, I used potato starch. I learned something cool about potato starch today…
Resistant starch is a type of starch that is not digested in the stomach or small intestine, reaching the colon intact. Thus, it “resists” digestion. This explains why we do not see spikes in either blood glucose or insulin after eating RS, and why we do not obtain significant calories from RS.
The normal human gut has hundreds of bacterial species, some good and some not so good. The overall number and relative quantity of each type has a profound effect on our health and well being. Resistant starch selectively stimulates the good bacteria in our intestines, helping to maintain a healthy balance of bacteria.
Resistant starch appears to have several beneficial effects that may contribute to weight loss, including decreased blood insulin spikes after meals, decreased appetite, and decreased fat storage in fat cells.
Bob’s Red Mill Unmodified Potato Starch (NOT potato flour) is one of the best sources of RS with approximately eight grams of RS in one tablespoon. Potato starch is generally well tolerated even by those who react adversely to nightshades.
Well, damn, Gina!!! Not only am I killing your Buffalo Chicken Wing craving but I’m helping your tummy too! Touchdown!!! Shock Munch for the win!
For reals, tho, whip up a batch of these Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs, because they’re tasty AF. You can cook them oodles of ways too. I started my balls in a skillet to brown them, then finished cooking them in the oven. You can cook the meatballs in the skillet until they’re done, or you can bake them and skip the browning process. I saw one girl start them off in the oven for a few minutes, then transferred the balls to a slow cooker, and finished cooking them on low for 2 hours. Do whatever floats your buffalo boat!
If you get lazy and purchase your favorite brand of buffalo sauce at the store, I won’t judge. Do whatever you need to do, to get these tasty balls all up in yo face. You won’t be sorry!
Alright, gang, everyone have a great day, I need to focus on our Airbnb room. A room in our house will be available for rent in the near future!
Enjoy the Buffalo Chicken Amazeballs during Super Bowl this year!
Thanks for stopping by,
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ½ cup minced carrot (roughly ½ a carrot)
- 1 celery stalk, minced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 5-6 good cranks of fresh ground pepper
- ¾ cup potato starch
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch of red chili flakes
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 cup Frank's Hot Sauce
- 8 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1-2 tablespoons of honey (optional)
- Blue cheese dressing
- Extra carrots and celery
- Green onion
- Add all of the meatball ingredients to a bowl and gently mix until the ingredients are well combined. Try not to over mix the meat to avoid tough meatballs! Once the meat mixture is well combined, cover the bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
- After the meat rests for 1 hour preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Now heat vegetable oil, in an oven-safe skillet, over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot enough, pinch a small portion of the meat mixture out of the bowl, and fully cook it in the oil. Taste it, if the meatball mixture doesn't have enough salt, pepper, ect, add more!
- Wet your hands and quickly, but gently, roll the meat mixture into meatballs and place them in the hot skillet. Brown them on all sides.
- Once the meatballs have good color on them, carefully place the hot skillet into the oven. Finish cooking the meatballs, which should take approx 20 minutes.
- While the meatballs cook, put together the buffalo sauce.
- Combine all of the buffalo sauce ingredients in a sauce pot over medium heat. Bring to a simmer while whisking the ingredients together. Once the liquid starts to bubble, remove from heat, whisk again and set aside until you're ready to use it.
- Once the meatballs are finished cooking, yank them from the oven and put them on the stove burner. Turn the stove burner on medium-low. Pour your buffalo sauce over the meatballs and stir gently to evenly coat the meat with sauce. I cooked the balls in the sauce for roughly 5-7 minutes.
- Once the meatballs have a good, thick coating of buffalo sauce, stick a toothpick in each meatball and place them on a serving platter. At this time you can either serve up the meatballs with blue cheese dressing or alternatively, you can drizzle blue cheese dressing over the meatballs. Top each meatball with green onion.
- Serve with blue cheese dressing, more carrots, celery, and cucumber.
Honey is not traditional in a Buffalo Sauce but I felt it helped balance the flavor. Buffalo sauce tastes amazing but sometimes the addition of white vinegar makes it too pungent for some people. Honey gave the sauce a kiss of sweetness without jeopardizing the buffalo flavor we all know and love. If you want to try honey, start with a small amount to ensure you like it. Then gradually add more until you reach the flavor that suits you.
Use your favorite store-bought buffalo sauce instead of homemade if you prefer!
You don't necessarily have to chill the meat before you cook it, but I like to let the meat rest for a bit after I've mixed it.
Lastly, feel free to baste the meatballs in the oven while they cook. I bet that would taste amazeballs!