RITZ Spicy Chicken "Meatballs"

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Prep time:

0 min

Total time:

0 min

Servings:

0

Ingredient list

  • 5 stalks celery, divided
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 60 RITZ Crackers, finely crushed, divided
  • ½ cup hot pepper sauce, divided
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine, melted
  • ⅓ cup oil
  • ¾ cup blue cheese dressing

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Recipe Tips

1

Heat oven to 375°F.

2

Chop 1 celery stalk finely; mix with chicken, 1 cup cracker crumbs and 3 Tbsp. hot sauce just until blended. Shape into 18 balls.

3

Mix butter with remaining hot sauce in shallow bowl until blended. Place remaining cracker crumbs in separate shallow bowl.

4

Roll chicken balls, 1 at a time, in hot sauce mixture, then in crumbs until balls are evenly coated on all sides with each ingredient.

5

Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat.

6

Add chicken balls, in batches, to skillet; cook 3 to 4 min. or until lightly browned, turning after 2 min. Drain on paper towels. (Note: Balls will not be done - they will finish cooking in the oven.) Place balls on rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.

7

Bake 20 to 25 min. or until chicken balls are done (165°F). Meanwhile, cut remaining celery into 18 sticks.

8

Serve chicken balls with dressing and celery sticks.