These Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are the perfect game day appetizer. They are a healthy alternative to the traditional fried wings.
Who is ready for the Super Bowl?!? While I am excited for all the excitement, betting, food, and fun it is kind of sad to see football season come to an end. Watching football is a very popular weekend activity at our household since my husband is a high school football coach, and it’s also always been my favorite sport to watch as well.
Our favorite food to eat while watching football has to be buffalo wings. We often stay in and watch football at home so cooking wings as crispy and delicious as a restaurant can be a challange. We’ve cooked wings on the grill a few times and they’ve turned out really good, but sometimes nothing beats the not so healthy fried version.
So to save on calories a few years ago I discovered a Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatball recipe and tweaked it a bit based on what I had in my kitchen. When my husband and I ate them we literally thought they almost tasted just like a fried buffalo chicken wing. Since then they have become a household favorite for football gatherings or as an easy appetizer.
Prepping these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs is easy, just combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in one bowl then form into about 1 inch meatballs.
Line the meatballs on a greased baking sheet and brown each side in the oven for a few mintues.
I personally like to make my homemade buffalo wing sauce for the meatballs (recipe included below), but feel free to use a store bought version. If you do you’ll need about 1 cup of sauce.
Then place the Chicken Meatballs in a slow cooker and cover with Buffalo sauce. Stir so all the meatballs are covered with sauce and leave on low for about two hours so the meatballs finish cooking.
Ta-da! Save so many calories without frying and they taste delicious!
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