Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs + Sponsor Spotlight

When I was planning the menu for the Super Bowl, I so wanted to make buffalo chicken meatballs - we've never had them before!  The guys all had their hearts set on buffalo wings so I lost out.  Finally I had the chance to test them out when we had people over for appetizers a little while back.

The wait was worth it and they did not disappoint - so delicious!

So we just kind of threw things into the crockpot as we went so this won't be too specific but I really don't think you can mess up! 

one package ground chicken
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 cup buffalo sauce (next time might just use 1/2)

We also added in a handful of brown sugar, a few squirts of soy sauce and then drizzled honey on top.  It was the perfect addition and we were happy with the trial.  We also served them with both ranch and blue cheese dressings.

Combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, garlic powder and onion power in a bowl - using your hands is best but you could also use a spoon.  Once mixed, roll into little balls and place on a baking sheet.  Cook these in the oven at 400 degrees for about ten minutes and then gently place them all into the crockpot.  Now is when you'll add in the buffalo sauce and other seasonings.  Heat on low for two hours, serve with the dipping sauces and enjoy! 


Sponsor Spotlight: Pink Lady
I'm also excited to introduce Holly today, who is the newest sponsor of Christina Lea Loves.  Next year she'll be celebrating her ten year blogging anniversary - that's huge!  She shares lots of experiences from her every day life as well as some delicious recipes (chicken, broccoli and ziti + beef tenderloin with blue cheese sauce + calamari with potatoes and peas).  I'll leave the rest of the introducing up to Holly…

Hi!  My name is Holly.  I am a 40 something Wife, Mom, Stepmom, Career Woman and Volunteer Extraordinaire.  I have lived in New England for my entire life; I don't think I could live anywhere else.  Although I don't like Winter very much, I live for the ocean and being close to it, brings me peace.  

In my spare time, I love hanging with my handsome hubby and two beautiful girls.  I also enjoy quality time (and wine) with my girlfriends as well as reading, shopping (for Lilly Pulitzer) and catching up on my On Demand shows like Jane The Virgin, Younger, Teachers and Life...In Pieces.

I have been writing my blog since 2007, so that means that next year, I will be celebrating 10 years!!  It has become my online scrapbook and so fun to look back over the years full of wonderful memories.

A few quick facts:

Favorite food: My favorite foods are definitely seafood (of any kind), pizza and chocolate...oh and does wine count as food? ;)

Place you want to travel: There are a couple of places I would love to travel to- they are on my bucket list and include Hawaii, Italy and France

Favorite cocktail:  In addition to wine, I love a good dirty martini (and it must be made with gin)

Favorite TV show(s): There are so many that I LOVE binge watching like Jane The Virgin, Younger, Teachers, Life...In Pieces, Scandal, The Affair, Dance Moms 

Favorite Store: Any store that sells Lilly Pulitzer, Target, Macy's and sometimes J Crew

Favorite Sports team: The one and only Boston Red Sox....non negotiable!

Favorite Holiday: Christmas and more specifically Christmas Eve...the most magical night all year!

Favorite Blog Posts:
Most recently, the What's Up Wednesday posts have been so fun.  I love reading everything that everyone in the blogging community is up to!
What's Up Wednesday
Atlantis Bahamas Vacation
A Few of My Favorite Things
We are Expecting! 

With my husband, a shot of my girls, with my girlfriends and with my family.

Make sure to pop over to Holly's blog and say hello! 


  1. Wow - those meatballs look so good! Reminds me that I need to bring my crockpot home. It's sitting in my office at work!!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

  2. YUM, meatballs are so delicious , great recipe.

  3. I've really grown to like meatballs in the last few years! My husband loves anything buffalo, so I know he'll love these!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. I love buffalo anything so I'll be giving these a go! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. These meatball sounds so good - love that they are ground chicken!

  6. Goodness those meatballs look delicious! Glad you finally got to give them a try.

  7. These look SO good--anything with buffalo sauce can't be bad! :)

  8. Oooo...these meatballs looks yummy!!! I really need to start using my slow cooker!! Have a great day! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  9. Yum! I don't know why we haven't done these before - they always look so fantastic! Saving this recipe for this weekend!!

  10. Might have to make those meatballs for my Bachelor finale viewing party next week!


  11. hello buffalo yes - love! what an easy dish! love your little tweaks with brown sugar too :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

  12. Buffalo chicken anything is a winner in my opinion! Definitely going to have to make these soon! I'd be they'd make an amazing meatball sandwich! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  13. Those Buffalo Chicken Meatballs look delicious! I bet you won't lose that battle for the Super Bowl next year and you'll get to make them for the game :)

  14. I'm not a huge buffalo fan, but I do love meatballs so I'd give these a try!! They would be perfect for a party too. Thank you for sharing!! :-)

  15. Thanks for the recipe, Girlie!

  16. Those meatballs would be a great March madness appetizer! Thanks for sharing!
    Chasing Texas

  17. These look delicious! I made buffalo chicken meatballs for our Christmas party and they were a hit! Love that you finished these off in the crockpot. Slow cooker recipes are the best!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  18. Yummo! I never thought about making chicken meatballs! Great idea! Buffalo chicken sounds delish but you could also season these so many other ways. They sound very versatile!

  19. Yum, yum, yum! This looks delicious, I love me some buffalo chicken, so I'm sure these will not disappoint! Headed to Holly's blog next!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  20. I have a buffalo chicken obsession so these are right up my alley!

  21. I want those meatballs for lunch! They look absolutely delicious! I am a sucker for anything buffalo sauce!

  22. Meatballs are one of my weaknesses. Oh goodness these look good! And I've never thought about making them from chicken... I guess that's a little healthier, right?

  23. Those buffalo chicken meatballs have been on my recipe list forever, too - glad to know that they're so good. And, nice to meet you Holly!

  24. Oh those look amazing!! I love ANYTHING buff chic, so I really want to make these :)

  25. OH man those sound and look so delicious! I'm going to have to give those a try because my husband and I love anything buffalo related!

  26. I'm sure these meatballs are a huge party pleaser and I like that you used ground chicken to make it a little healthier. I'm going to have to make these soon!

  27. Yum. Those look really good and would be a hit at my house.

  28. I love buffalo chicken meatballs, glad you finally got to try them! So delicious and a pretty easy weeknight dinner too with some rice and veggies!

  29. I am going to try those meatballs! It is a perfect appetizer!

  30. Mmm those meatballs sound so good! And I love anything that can go in the crockpot!

  31. I love how few ingredients are needed for these meatballs!! That's my kind of recipe! Deffffinitely trying these!
    Evelina @ Fortunate House

  32. These are right up my alley!! They look delicious!

  33. Love meatballs. These look delish!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  34. I love buffalo chicken meatballs! So yummy! :)