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"Wings with the Works" Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Aired September 11, 2009

Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
1/2 small onion, grated
3 to 4 ribs celery, finely chopped
2 carrots, finely chopped
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tablespoons grill seasoning
2 cups crushed corn flakes, plus more as needed for coating
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
1 3/4 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup hot sauce
Salt and ground black pepper
Preparation

Preheat oven to 425F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, onion, celery, carrots, blue cheese and grill seasoning. Mix everything together and portion the mixture out into meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Roll each meatball in the crushed corn flakes (give them a little press to make sure they stick to the outside) and arrange them on a baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes.

While the meatballs are cooking, place a small pot over medium heat and melt the butter. Sprinkle the flour over the butter and cook for about 1 minute. Whisk the chicken stock into the mixture and bring up to a bubble. Simmer the sauce until thickened, 2-3 minutes, and then stir in the hot sauce (stand back as you dont want the fumes to burn your sinuses). Season the sauce with a little salt and pepper and reserve warm.

Serve the meatballs with the buffalo dipper alongside.

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