Whether they are served on an appetizer tray or a dinner plate, these savory Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Rice will not disappoint; the perfect dish when you’re craving something rich and creamy with a kick. Serve with our quick and microwavable Mahatma® Ready to Heat Jasmine Rice.
Preheat oven to 400°. In medium bowl, combine chicken, bread crumbs, onion, egg, garlic, salt, pepper and celery seed. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls and arrange on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Brush meatballs with buffalo sauce; bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked through.
Meanwhile, heat rice according to package directions. Serve meatballs over rice with blue cheese dressing, pickles, celery and carrot sticks.
Freeze any extra meatballs (or make a double batch!) to reheat for a quick weeknight meal.
We may think of wings being the quintessential Game Day Appetizer, but really it’s that buffalo sauce that keeps people coming back. It’s quite literally finger-licking good and, luckily, so simple to make! Buffalo sauce consists of hot sauce, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and butter. However, we’ve made this recipe even simpler using a store-bought variety to take out any hassle. You can also stop by your favorite restaurant and pick up some extra sauce.
Enhance your sauce by sprinkling in garlic, onion powder, or a touch of lime. Turn up the heat by reaching for the hottest hot sauce for the buffalo base, tossing in pickled jalapeños, or sprinkling in paprika or red pepper flakes.
Changing up the sauce isn’t the only way to mix up your meatballs. Get an irresistible crunchy coating by rolling meatballs in chopped almonds before roasting. Or, skip the roasting altogether; skewer your meatballs and throw your meal on the grill; yet another Tasty BBQ Idea that works on or off the grill!
Learn how to make your own homemade meatballs using ground chicken or another protein of choice like ground turkey, pork or beef. Enjoy simple yet bold Buffalo flavors, no matter which protein you choose. After all, Buffalo sauce is too delicious to use exclusively for wings! We opted for ground chicken meatballs as they are a breeze to whip up and don’t take long to prepare.
Of course, you can always use seafood too! You might also enjoy these Air Fryer Chipotle Tuna Meatballs and Rice to put a spicy twist on a classic dish.
Prepare a flavor-packed vegetarian meal by swapping out chicken for cauliflower. Instead of taking the cauliflower out of the oven after 20 minutes, flip them over and continue to cook for another 15 minutes or so. Our tangy Roasted Buffalo Cauliflower Rice Bowl is another vegetarian dish that Buffalo would be proud of.