Move over sausage balls, we have a new favorite in town, and it’s Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs! Parties and family gatherings around my neck of the woods usually involve sausage balls. Although sausage balls are delicious, it’s time to change things up a bit, and these Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs do just that!
SO WHAT MAKES THESE SO SPECIAL? It’s literally the spice that the hot sauce adds. Not just any hot sauce will do though, which is why I use a version of the popular Sriracha sauce. I use a brand called Tapatio’s, that I picked up from Target one day. It’s a salsa picante hot sauce, and it’s by far the best, in my opinion for this recipe.
CAN YOU USE SRIRACHA? Sure. If that’s what you have on hand, go for it! If you love spicy, add in extra So one question that I get ask a lot with this recipe for Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs is…
3 cups all purpose baking mix Bisquick or Arrowhead Mills brands have both been tested
1 pound ground chicken
2 tablespoons Tapatio Salsa Picante hot sauce
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
½ cup milk
½ teaspoon oregano
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon onion powder
dash or salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Mix together all of the ingredients in a large bowl, either by hand or with a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment.
Once combined, form into small balls, approx 1 inch in diameter.
Place on prepared baking sheet, and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden brown with an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
*I fit mine all onto one large sheet pan, but mine were touching. I was ok with that. If you’re not, by all means use two.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: YIELD: 48 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 140TOTAL FAT: 9gSATURATED FAT: 4gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 4gCHOLESTEROL: 29mgSODIUM: 290mgCARBOHYDRATES: 7gFIBER: 0gSUGAR: 1gPROTEIN: 8g