Sometimes the most straight-forward, easiest recipes are the best, especially when you are looking to add a dish or two to a party or holiday menu without a whole lot of extra work. I think meatballs are a great dish to serve to guests or even make large batches of and store for personal consumption. They are easy to make, easy to cook, and there are so many flavor combinations that to try that you could make a new variety each week and never repeat a recipe. So many people (myself included) love buffalo chicken and spicy foods, so I thought that would be a great recipe to bring you today.
In a large mixing bowl I combined the ground chicken, scallions, blue cheese, almond flour, egg, salt, and pepper. I mixed everything together until thoroughly combined and let it set up in the fridge for 30 minutes or so.
In batches of 4 meatballs, I cooked them for about 5-6 minutes per side, until golden brown and slightly crispy. You want to be sure the heat is not too hot so the outside does not burn while the inside stays raw. When each batch was finished cooking, I set them on paper towels to drain the excess oil. Once the meatballs were finished cooking, I heated my favorite garlic buffalo sauce over low heat in another pan. I gently tossed the meatballs in the sauce until they were all fully coated. Alternatively, you could serve these with buffalo sauce on the side, in case you or your guests want to be in control of the amount of heat added to the meatballs, but I like tossing them in the sauce so it is warm and slightly caramelized. I prefer to serve them with ranch or blue cheese dressing for dipping. The meatballs are tender and juicy and packed with a ton of flavor. The blue cheese is creamy and there is a bit of a bite from the scallions. You could finely mince some fresh celery and add that to the meatball mixture for another layer of crunch, too. These are sure to be a success for your next snack or big event!