Firecracker Meatballs

Posted: December 20

Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

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The holidays call for a snack with flair and flavor! Firecracker Meatballs have a crackling, spicy coating of sweet and savory, draped over juicy, garlic-infused chicken meatballs; you can't get much more flair than that. Cooked low and slow, Firecracker Meatballs practically make themselves, allowing you to rest and relax. These meatballs let you enjoy the warmth of the season in the most literal way!


For the meatballs: • 2 pounds ground chicken • 1 1/2 cups panko breadcrumbs • 2 eggs • 1/4 cup onion, chopped • 3 cloves garlic, minced • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste For the sauce: • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce • 1/2 cup light brown sugar • 2 tablespoons soy sauce For topping: • parsley, optional, chopped • crushed red pepper flakes, optional


Step 1

Preheat the broiler on high.

Step 2

Line a baking sheet with foil.

Step 3

In a large bowl, combine the chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, onion, garlic, and parsley.

Step 4

Season with salt and pepper.

Step 5

Roll the chicken mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Step 6

Spray the meatballs with nonstick cooking spray.

Step 7

Broil the meatballs until browned, about 6 minutes on each side, flipping halfway through.

Step 8

Place the browned meatballs into a slow cooker.

Step 9

Add the buffalo sauce, brown sugar, and soy sauce.

Step 10

Cover and cook on low for 2 hours.

Step 11

Serve hot with parsley and red pepper flakes.

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