BLUE MOON CHICKEN BITES
Preparation Time Preparation Time: 20 minutes Cook Time Cook Time: 45-50 minutes Serves Serves: Makes about 45 meatballs Cut:

BLUE MOON CHICKEN BITES

Ingredients

2 lbs ground chicken
1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
1 tsp cayenne pepper
¼ cup panko crumbs
¼ cup grated carrot
1 clove garlic, minced
1 green onion, finely chopped
¼ cup melted butter
¼ cup Franks hot sauce
½ tsp EACH salt and pepper

1/2 cup Franks hot sauce
1 cup blue cheese dressing (like Renee's)
¼ cup crumbled Blue cheese

Preparation

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken with the Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, panko crumbs, carrot, garlic, green onion, butter, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Moisten hands with water or lightly coat with oil, shape chicken mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Mixture should make about 45 meatballs and will likely require 2 cookie sheets to fit all the meatballs.

Heat oven to 375F

Bake meatballs for 45-50 minutes, turning halfway through the cooking time. Meatballs will be fully cooked when they reach an internal temperature of 175F using a digital meat thermometer. Remove meatballs from oven and transfer to a large bowl and keep warm (or cool the meatballs then transfer to a freezer bag and freeze for up to 3 months)

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the ½ cup hot sauce, Blue cheese dressing and the crumbled Blue cheese. Microwave for 30 seconds, and mix well. Pour ½ the Blue cheese sauce over the meatballs and toss lightly to coat.

Serve meatballs on cocktail picks with the rest of the Blue cheese sauce for dipping, along with a little extra hot sauce for those who like a little extra heat.

Tip: This recipe can be doubled or tripled.

As seen on Great Tastes of Manitoba 2015/16

  • diane brown

    going to make this up on the weekend
    bet it is very good.
    what might you serve it with Lots of things of course but what might you suggest

    • manitobachicken

      If you’re making these as a meal, serve with rice or pasta. Would also be good with polenta.