Buffalo Chicken Meatball Subs

by Erin

So far this week has been dedicated to what I ate on college game day this past Saturday. Why stop now when there are so many other delicious things to share?

Buffalo chicken wings have been the inspiration for many appetizers and meal concoctions, and one of them always seems to pop up at every party. One of my favorites is buffalo chicken dip, made with ranch instead of blue cheese. But I decided that after the baked crazy feta, I probably shouldn’t make another dip. Is a plate-full of dips a well rounded meal? How about a meatball sub? Nevermind don’t answer either of those questions. Just make these meatballs, because they are easy to make and ready to eat in under 30 minutes. And of course, freaking delicious!

This is what happens when Brent makes his own sandwiches. Apparently I exercise a little more restraint when it comes to condiments (not that I didn’t drool over his sandwich). P.S. This was his second helping.


Makes 5 sub sandwiches, or approximately 20 meatballs


1 lb ground chicken breasts

1 egg

3/4 cups bread crumbs

1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp of your favorite wing sauce

Pinch of salt and pepper

5 sub sandwich rolls

4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Ranch or blue cheese dressing


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet, set aside.
  2. Place ground chicken in a large bowl, add in egg, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons wing sauce, and salt and pepper. Mix it all up well with your hands. Form into 20 meatballs and place on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, add the remaining wing sauce. Once meatballs are out of the oven, add them to the sauce and toss to coat. Serve on a lightly toasted sub roll topped with the cheddar cheese and either ranch or blue cheese dressing.

These meatballs could also be served alone as an appetizer if you would like.

Source: Adapted from Tasty Kitchen

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Tracey September 12, 2011 - 3:06 pm

I love this idea Erin! Buffalo chicken is a favorite here but to combine the idea with meatballs is just genius.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day September 9, 2011 - 3:30 pm

I’m so glad you posted this…I’ve been thinking about doing something similar. Now that I know you liked it, I’m for sure trying it! We love buffalo-flavored anything!

Jennifer @ Mother Thyme September 8, 2011 - 10:36 pm

Oh good golly, these look de-licious! I’m from Buffalo and I love all things Buffalo especially the sauce. I think this will be on our menu come football Sunday this weekend thats if I can wait that long to make them!

spiffycookie September 8, 2011 - 10:40 pm

Awesome! I am from Rochester. They will be hit for Sunday.

Karly September 8, 2011 - 10:19 pm

Oh my sweet baby Jesus. Your husband can make me a sandwich any day of the week.

San @ Obviously Cheddar September 8, 2011 - 6:55 pm

These look great. Buffalo wings have been many inspirations for me too (I made a buffalo chicken casserole a while ago). I should give these subs a try, maybe I can finally get the wife to like buffalo sauce. Can’t wait to try these!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 8, 2011 - 10:44 am

I love buffalo chicken! I have never made it into meatballs though – what a great idea! I can’t wait to make these sandwiches!

Elle September 8, 2011 - 9:55 am

Wow, these look fantastic! I love Buffalo Chicken and meatball subs, so this combo is perfect for me!


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