Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sliders

3 Ratings
Recipe courtesy ofTrisha Yearwood

Total: 50 min Cook: 40 min

Yield: 12 sliders

Level: Intermediate

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Ingredients

  • Meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 ounces blue cheese, cut into twelve 1/4-inch cubes 
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 
  • Sauce:
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup Louisiana hot sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 
  • Sliders:
  • 12 slider buns, split
  • Pickle chips

Directions

  • For the meatballs: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Place the ground chicken, hot sauce, brown sugar, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper, cayenne and garlic in a bowl. Gently mix with your hands.

  • Divide the meatball mixture into 12 portions, then form into 1 1/2-inch meatballs using wet hands (meat sticks to dry hands).

  • Push a piece of cheese into each meatball and pinch to seal.

  • Heat the butter and vegetable oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add the meatballs and brown on all sides, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Transfer the pan to the oven for 10 minutes to finish cooking.

  • For the sauce: While the meatballs are cooking, combine the butter, hot sauce, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepot over high heat. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and cook until the mixture comes together, 2 to 3 minutes.

  • Remove from the heat, mix in the garlic powder, salt and pepper, and stir until smooth.

  • Pour the sauce over the cooked meatballs and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the chopped parsley.

  • For the sliders: Add a pickle chip to each bun, then set a meatball on top. Skewer with a toothpick. Serve warm.

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3 Ratings

desireey
My son's and their teen friends ate these in about five minutes! The only change I made was  the cheese. I put sharp cheddar inside as I was afraid the blue cheese would be too strong for the teen palates. We chose dill pickle chips See All Reviews Post Review

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