Angie’s Buffalo Chicken Balls

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


  • 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


  • Heat skillet on medium.
  • Place eggs, breadcrumbs and flour in separate bowls, like an assembly line.
  • Mix cheese, scallions, pepper, garlic salt, hot sauce, and chicken 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

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  1. says

    Thanks Jeni,

    I believe they are supposed to be deep fried, but I rarely make things that are fried, so when I do, I get all nervous and end up flipping them around the whole time.

  2. monica says

    These turned out delicious! I made them with 2c cheese instead of 2.5. I also baked them at 425 for 15-20 min instead of frying and they turned out perfect. I may try different flavor sauces for different meals.

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