Mini Buffalo Chicken Balls

Meatball Shop


  • 1 Pound  ground chicken, preferably thigh meat
  • 1 Teaspoon  salt
  • 1/2  stalk celery, minced
  • 1/3 Cup  Frank's RedHot Hot Sauce
  • 1/2  stick butter
  • egg
  • 3/4 Cups  breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons  olive oil


From the famous Meatball Shop in New York City, these are everything we love about chicken wings wrapped into a meatball. While we’d make this recipe any time of the year, we love to fire them up on an outdoor grill for a summertime sub. 


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. 

In a small pot, combine the butter and Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce and heat over a low flame, whisking until the butter is melted and incorporated.

Set the pot aside to cool for 10 minutes at room temperature.

Combine all of the ingredients except for the olive oil in a large mixing bowl and mix by hand until thoroughly incorporated.

Drizzle the olive oil into a large baking dish, about 9-by-13-inches, making sure to evenly coat the entire surface (use your hand to help spread the oil).

Roll the mixture into round, large marble-sized meatballs making sure to pack the meat firmly.

Place the balls into the oiled baking dish so that all of the meatballs are lined up evenly in rows and are touching each of their 4 neighbors in a grid.

Roast until firm and cooked through (about 15 minutes).

Allow the meatballs to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tray. To give the meatballs a little char, preheat a grill to medium heat and sear the meatballs for 1-2 minutes on the grill. 


Calories per serving:

85 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Sugar Conscious, Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 119g 183%
  • Carbs 60g 20%
  • Saturated 46g 229%
  • Fiber 4g 16%
  • Trans 2g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Monounsaturated 51g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 97g 194%
  • Cholesterol 698mg 233%
  • Sodium 5,234mg 218%
  • Calcium 228mg 23%
  • Magnesium 142mg 35%
  • Potassium 2,739mg 78%
  • Iron 9mg 50%
  • Zinc 9mg 58%
  • Phosphorus 1,064mg 152%
  • Vitamin A 474µg 53%
  • Vitamin C 56mg 93%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 89%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 102%
  • Niacin (B3) 31mg 155%
  • Vitamin B6 3mg 131%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 124µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 56%
  • Vitamin D 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 36%
  • Vitamin K 34µg 42%
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