Chicken meatballs make for a fantastic snack or addition to a salad!

These delicious Buffalo chicken meatballs are a great finger food, perfect for entertaining. The best part? You can eat them knowing you’ve gone for a healthier option! Try adding these chicken meatballs to a salad to get some extra protein, or keep them handy for a healthier game night snack option.

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INGREDIENTS

1 Lb Ground chicken
2 Cup Cauliflower, florets
1/2 Cup Zucchini, shredded
1/2 Cup Green onions, chopped
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp Onion powder
1/3 Cup Egg whites
1/2 Cup Buffalo wing hot sauce, (1/2 to 1 cup) low fat low carb

DIRECTIONS

step #1

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F. Add the cauliflower florets to a food processor, along with shredded zucchini and green onions. Pulse and blend until it's riced.

step #2

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken with the riced vegetables, and mix in garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and egg whites. Mix until all ingredients are incorporated.

step #3

Cover a baking sheet with olive oil or olive oil cooking spray. Make the meatballs by scooping around 2 tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and gently roll them into a smooth ball.

step #4

Place the meatballs on the baking sheet, and set them in the oven for 20 minutes.

step #5

After 20 minutes, remove the meatballs from the oven and increase the heat to 450°F. Pour 3/4ths of a cup of Buffalo wing sauce into a bowl and toss the meatballs to mix in the sauce.

step #6

Clean off the baking sheet and coat it again with olive oil before transferring the meatballs back on. Bake in the oven at 450°F for 15 to 20 minutes.

step #7

Serve on a plate with a side of Buffalo sauce, or try a low-fat, low-carb blue cheese dressing for dipping. 

step #8

Ready to serve!

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Did you know?

Chicken is an excellent source of protein, but it also contains a ton of nutrients to help keep you going and improve your health. Chicken’s vitamin B content is great for boosting your immune system and helps regulate cholesterol levels, while its vitamin D content helps your body absorb more calcium and contributes to stronger bones. The vitamin A in chicken, meanwhile, helps with eyesight. That’s not even mentioning the potassium, iron, and phosphorus!

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