Last week I posted an all time favorite of mine and a great recipe to bring to potlucks or BBQs: pigs in a blanket. In an effort to keep up with the graduation theme, I chose another recipe this week that is perfect for throwing together and bringing to a BBQ, or as an appetizer at a graduation party. I give you…drum roll please: BBQ Chicken Meatballs.
These little balls of heaven are so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser. They’re also great for binge-watching House of Cards and stuffing your face. It’s you’re call on what you want to do with them, but as for me, I choose the latter.
Oh, and did I mention they are gluten free, dairy free and made in the crock pot! Lazy people with food allergies rejoice!
BBQ Chicken Meatballs
1 pound ground chicken (or turkey)
3/4 cup almond meal
BBQ sauce (1-2 jars)
Seasoning of choice
For the seasoning, I chose to use the Everyday Seasoning from Trader Joe’s, but some simple salt, pepper and garlic powder works great too!
Mix the chicken, almond meal, egg and seasoning together in a medium bowl until everything is evenly combined.
Roll out the balls to your desired size (mine were a little bit bigger than a ping pong ball) and brown on medium/high heat in an oiled pan, rotating until all of the outside is browned, don’t worry about the middle.
Pour half of your BBQ sauce into your crock pot, add the browned meatballs and cover with remaining sauce.
Cook on high for 1 1/2-2 hours and enjoy!
*If you want the meatballs to be gf/df, make sure to check the ingredients in the BBQ sauce you choose, some brands have hidden crap in them!