Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls

Whenever I make a new recipe, I always feel the need to ask “Do you just like it or is it a make-it-again kind of like?”.

This got a resounding MAKE IT AGAIN from everybody who ate them.  The only comment I got was from the guys who said to make them a little smaller next time because they wanted to just shove the whole thing in their mouth and I made them actually take a bite and then a second bite.  Sorry, for the inconvenience fellas.

But these were super easy and no inconvenience to me at all, especially because I used some of my buffalo shredded chicken that I already had in the freezer.  Already cooked, shredded and sauce was already there!

Take a look at the recipe I linked to from The Food Network, though, because there were some changes I made, so you definitely have options for ingredients and how to cook them!


Buffalo Chicken Cheese Balls (adapted from: Food Network)

2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded *
1/4 cup hot or buffalo wing sauce *
1 3/4 cups sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups panko bread crumbs

bleu cheese dressing, optional

Preheat oven to 350 and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Combine the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce and shredded cheese in a ball.  Roll into 1″ balls. Put the flour, beaten eggs and panko bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls.  Roll each chicken ball in the flour, then in eggs and finally in the bread crumbs, covering to coat, and place on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.  Serve with bleu cheese dressing if desired.

*In place of the 2 chicken breasts and buffalo sauce, I substituted 2 bags of my shredded chicken I had in the freezer.

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  1. Looks like a perfect party snack!

  2. oh wow, i love this and am totally making this for the superbowl! :)

  3. I ask my husband the same thing every time I make a new recipe! LOL! These look excellent, and I just so happen to have a bag of shredded buffalo chicken in my freezer right now :)

  4. These look yummy! I think they would be a hit with hubby. I am stumbling this post. I am a new Twitter follower visiting from Today’s Creative Blog. Vicky from Mess For Less

  5. yum, cant wait to try these :)

  6. And my Emma ate them…that’s a winner for sure! :-)

  7. Oh this looks like a good one. I amgoing to give it a try this weekend.

    Thanks for sharing

  8. Gallamore West says:

    Oh wow, this look amazing!! Watch out… crazy hungry pregnant mama is looking for a late night snack! :)

  9. Oh hubby would love those!

  10. Those look delicious…I’m pinning for later :)

  11. Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles says:

    AWESOME!! Thats all I need to say :)
    Love this :)

  12. Makayla Schmidt says:

    Very delicious! I don’t like spicy foods all that much, but these hit the spot! :)

  13. Anonymous says:

    these look great, but I have a stupid question..how do you shred chicken?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Look good! That’s gonna be on my lists to try!

  15. My hubby & I do the same thing….is this “repeater”? I have to say I’m a sucker for anything buffalo chicken and this look delicious.

  16. Oh my goodness – yum! Thanks so much for linking these up to my party this week!

  17. I can’t wait to try these!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe

  18. Approximately how many balls does this recipe make?? I hope to make them for a Super Bowl party that’s this weekend, but I don’t know if I need to double the recipe or not. :)

  19. catherine says:

    How may does this make?

  20. Yum, I have got to try this one. Fast and easy to make, it’s perfect and I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.


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