Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders

Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sliders Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham
For a cool, crunchy slider topping, toss thinly sliced celery and fresh parsley leaves with a splash of Champagne vinegar and drizzle of olive oil. Season with table salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.


Makes 32 servings
Total time: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 30 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 45 Minutes


1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons fennel seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 pounds ground chicken
1/2 cup firmly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, chopped
1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 small sweet onion, grated
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 (5-oz.) bottle Buffalo-style hot sauce
32 small rolls or buns, split
Garnishes: thinly sliced celery, fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


1. Place first 3 ingredients in a mortar bowl or spice grinder; grind to a fine powder, using a pestle or spice grinder. Place chicken, next 6 ingredients, and crushed spices in a large bowl. Combine mixture with hands until blended and smooth (2 minutes). Cover and chill 1 hour.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Drop mixture by rounded spoonfuls 1 1/2 inches apart onto a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined jelly-roll pan, using a medium-size cookie scoop (about 1 1/2 inches).

3. Bake at 400° for 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Toss meatballs with hot sauce. Serve on split rolls with Blue Cheese Sauce.