Buffalo Bacon Chicken Meatballs 

Hot sauce, bacon and meatballs? Bring it. These bite-sized bacon-wrapped chicken meatballs are sauced with 777 Original Hot Sauce for the ultimate game day - or any day - appetizer.

Makes

Prep

Cook

18

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30

Serv.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 rib celery, finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoons McCormick® Garlic Powder

  • 1 teaspoons McCormick® Onion Powder

  • 9 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise

  • 1 cup 777 Original Hot Sauce

  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted

  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced

DIRECTIONS

  • PREHEAT oven to 400°F. In a medium bowl, combine Hot Sauce and butter, whisking until smooth. Set aside. In a large bowl, mix ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, celery, garlic powder and onion powder until well blended. Roll into bite-size balls; about 18. Wrap each meatball with 1 piece of the bacon, securing with a toothpick. SPRAY a wire rack with no stick cooking spray and place on foil-lined baking sheet. Arrange bacon-wrapped meatballs on rack and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (internal temperature of 165°F) and bacon is crisp, rotating the tray once during cooking. During the last 5 minutes of cooking, brush each meatball with Hot Sauce mixture. Once cooked, brush with additional sauce, arrange on a platter and sprinkle with green onion and crumbled blue cheese, if desired. Serve with remaining sauce on the side.