Saucy Mama ~ Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sub

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I am honored to have been selected as one of the 25 chosen food bloggers to be a contestant in this year’s Saucy Mama’s 2014 Recipe Contest.

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The winner of the contest will win $1000.00, and a trip to the World Food Championships in Las Vegas, Nevada, in November!  As a contestant we were sent a blogger’s kit to make our recipes with.

Check this out!!

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I was like a kid waiting for Christmas morning, when I was waiting for this to arrive.  I couldn’t tear the box open fast enough when it did, then off came the lids, and on went my foodie thinking cap to begin deciding what I wanted to make!

ALL of the sauces are AH-Mazing!

We were sent Four Leaf Balsamic Vinaigrette/Marinade, Honey Barbecue Wing Sauce,  Honey Dijon Dressing, Orange Habanero Wing Sauce, Hot Wing Sauce and Jamaican Jerk Wing Sauce to play and create with.

We were asked to submit one recipe.  I  had so much fun cooking and creating  for my family!  I will have recipes using Saucy Mama sauces to share with you in the very near future,   but THIS is the one I chose to share with Saucy Mama and with YOU!

I LOVE hot wings.  They are a family favorite.  So, let me tell you when I tasted the Wing Sauce, I knew I had to create something with it! Saucy Mama asked us to create a recipe in one of these categories: burger, sandwich, bacon, seafood, pasta or cheese.

We were asked to make a recipe that would was creative, fun to serve and something that is easily re-created.

I broke down a basket of hot wings in my mind; basket with white meat chicken wings, spicy buffalo sauce,  celery sticks and bleu cheese dressing for dipping.

My idea was born!

I purchased some high quality ground chicken breasts from my local butcher, no funky additives, just ground chicken breast meat.  I crushed some pretzels to use for my bread crumbs to hold everything together.


Using my cookie dough scoop I made small meatballs, so they would easily fit on a sub sandwich.


I browned them on all sides in a small amount of butter in my skillet.


Then simmered them in sauce until we were ready to eat.


I toasted some hoagies, and filled them with SAUCY meatballs, topped them with bleu cheese crumbles and chopped celery.

I served them in baskets full of kettle chips, with LOTS of napkins!

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It was the perfect combination! What a fun and easy recipe to serve for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or how about at a tailgate?

I made a couple drizzled in ranch dressing for those ranch lovers, too!

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Although I didn’t photograph it, I did one with the Honey Barbecue Wing Sauce for my youngest, who doesn’t tolerate spice very well, and she LOVED it!

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Saucy Mama ~ Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sub

Get all of the flavors of hot wings in this SAUCY Meatball Sub!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Saucy Mama ~ Buffalo Chicken Meatball Sub
Servings: 6
Calories: 683kcal
Author: Michaela - An Affair from the Heart


  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup pretzels crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 - 12 ounce bottle SAUCY MAMA Hot Wing Sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped celery
  • Crumbled Bleu Cheese for topping
  • 6 hoagie rolls warmed in the oven to get a crusty exterior


  • In a medium sized bowl, combine ground chicken breast, crushed pretzels, egg, salt and pepper with your hands until combined.
  • With a small cookie scoop form small meatballs.
  • Melt butter in skillet on medium heat. Add meatballs and brown evenly on all sides, (about 15 minutes.)
  • Cover with sauce and turn down to warm until ready to serve.
  • **You could also place them in a crock pot for this step and keep them warm until ready to serve**
  • Slice hoagie rolls open and add meatballs, top with bleu cheese and celery.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 683kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 22g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 276mg | Sodium: 1191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

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