Buffalo Meatballs with Carrot & Celery Ranch Salad

Top 10 recipe ever here people. First of all, buffalo chicken meatballs are the bomb. Then combine carrots, celery and ranch into a delicious salad. Mix it all together and it's the best. Please make this recipe for your next party or just make it this weekend because it's so good. 

Buffalo Meatballs with Carrot & Celery Ranch Salad

for the Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
1.5 lbs ground chicken (white or dark)
3/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
4 cloves garlic (finely minced)
1/2 tsp onion powder or 1 tbsp dehydrated onions
2 green onions (finely minced)
1 large egg
1 tsp green chili powder (optional)
salt and pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 - 1 cup Buffalo sauce
3 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and line with parchment paper. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion powder, green onions, egg, chili powder (if using), olive oil, salt and pepper. Use about 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper. Combine with your hands until just mixed. Form into golfball sized meatballs and place on the baking sheet. Pop into the 400 degree oven for 5 minutes. This will help give the meatballs shape before dropping them into the slow cooker. 

Drop the meatballs into a slow cooker turned on to low heat. Mix together the Buffalo sauce and butter, and pour over the meatballs. Let cook for 2 hours.

for the Carrot & Celery Ranch Salad
2 large carrots (sliced thin)
3 celery stalks (sliced thin)
1/2 English cucumber (sliced & cubed)
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp green chili powder
1/2 tsp dried dill
1 tbsp liquid from pickled jalapeños
3 tbsp pickled jalapenos (minced)
1/2 tsp salt
Romaine or Butter lettuce for serving

Toss the vegetables into a large mixing bowl. Add the ingredients for the ranch over the veggies and mix to combine everything. 

Serve the meatballs in lettuce wraps and pour the salad on top. 

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