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

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Tricia September 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Sounds mighty kid friendly!

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Crystal's Cozy Kitchen September 29, 2011 at 7:44 pm

My son (2 and a half) licks the dressing off everything, or the ketchup or even soy sauce! These look tasty!

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Beth September 29, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Wow, those look amazing!!

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Jeni Mac October 1, 2011 at 3:18 pm

This recipe looks delicious! Just a quick question: do you deep fry these in oil or just flip them in the pan until browned?

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Angie Atchley October 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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.

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kirsten October 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

These look amazing! Any clue how you’d bake them?

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Angie Atchley October 2, 2011 at 8:47 pm

I haven’t tried baking them, but I would say bake at 350 for 50 minutes. If you do it, come back & let me know how they turn out!

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Spiritrunner November 5, 2011 at 11:10 pm

what might be fixed with these, like sides or just other finger food?

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Nicole October 4, 2012 at 11:59 am

I THINK IM GOING TO TRY THESE AND MAKE THEM INTO A GRINDER… roll, dressing, and lettuce sounds yummy!

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monica October 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

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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Mel October 14, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Chicken balls did not stick together. Made buffalo chicken soft tacos out of meat. So disappointed . . . :(

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