Angie’s Buffalo Chicken Balls

by Angie on September 29, 2011

chicken balls

Alrighty, usually I’m all about fast and easy recipes and out the door. Not this time.

This is a great sit around the table and talk about your day recipe! It was a big hit with kids and husband alike, but I’m not so sure about the 2 year old. She just wanted to suck the dressing off. I wonder if she would have eaten them if she hadn’t had the dressing first. (Trying that tactic next time.) It’s just so much fun to dip things though! I think that is one of the reasons this goes over so well with kids.

I love recipes that use salad dressing or BBQ sauce, because with coupons and sales, you get those items practically free. Yay for free!

Generally the kids had 1-2 balls each, but Liza, my 4 year old had about 5! I don’t know how she didn’t pop!

Liza eating chicken

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Angie’s Buffalo Chicken Balls

Yield – 7 servings

Preparation Time – 30 minutes

Cooking Time – 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sharp Cheddar
  • 1/2 cup freshly sliced scallions
  • 5 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 cup mild hot sauce
  • 5 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 cup blue cheese salad dressing for dipping

Directions

  • put eggs, breadcrumbs and flour in separate bowls, like an assembly line.
  • mix everything else (except veg. oil and salad dressing) in a large bowl.
  • make egg size balls out of the chicken mixture, yep, get your hands in there!
  • coat chicken balls in the flour, then dip in eggs, and then bread crumbs
  • fry balls in the oil for approximately 2 minutes, (you’ll probably have to do several batches of 5 balls each)
  • set on paper towels to absorb excess oil and then serve warm, dipped in blue cheese dressing

Cost $9.60

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