Move over sausage balls, we have a new favorite in town, and it’s Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs!
Who else believes October is passing by far too quickly? Yea, I know that it’s only been a week. I feel like it was just July! I never believed my parents growing up, yet it’s true; the older I get the faster time goes. I believe the more kids you have, the faster life quickly passes. After Kelsie was born, it seemed that Kayla was in middle school, in no time at all. It was crazy. Kayla is now a senior, and Kelsie is in middle school. Time gone.
I guess it’s because the older you get, the busier you get. I know my girls are busy with all sorts of extra activities. Kelsie has homeschool field trips, and dance class. Kayla has culinary events, and because she doesn’t have much interest in driving, I still play chauffeur. Speaking of that…it seems to be a new trend, from what I’ve heard from other parents. I know that I couldn’t wait to get my drivers license, but for some reason, something is just different these days. At least for many.
Anyway, y’all are here for these awesome Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs that are seriously going to put sausage balls to shame! Every year when the weather cools down, and even before, I am in the mood to have munchie holiday foods; like sausage balls, snack mixes, cookies, candies, you get the idea. I want them all! As I was thinking of grabbing the stuff to make sausage balls, I ran across a different type of recipe. Table for Two Blog has a tasty idea with chicken!
Yes, chicken, ground chicken, and yes you’ll use the raw chicken, just as you would raw sausage. Baking mix, it’s just Bisquick. Just like what you would use for sausage balls. Could you use flour? I don’t think so. Baking mix has ingredients in it that is totally different than your regular flour. Check out the comments section…there is a link to baking mix, in case you can’t find it, or you may want to make it yourself.
When I tasted the first one out of the oven, after burning the roof of my mouth, I knew these Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs were something special. I was right! They have been requested for dinner about 5 different times. They are really that good! Who says you can’t have cheeseballs for dinner? Who am I to judge? We totally ate these twice for dinner in about two weeks time.
These guys are cheesy, spicy, but not too spicy, and moist. A lot of times sausage balls turn out dry and crumbly. Oh, don’t act like I’m the only one! You’ve surely had a bad run with sausage balls at least once. If you haven’t, cheers to you! I’ve made a couple of bad batches since I am forever losing that perfect sausage ball recipe. Let’s get to this recipe so that you can make these perfectly moist every time Spicy Chicken Cheeseballs!
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Spicy Chicken Cheesballs
- 3 cups all purpose baking mix
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 tablespoons Tapatio Salsa Picante hot sauce
- 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- dash or salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.*
In a large bowl combine all of your ingredients, and mix until they are just combined.
Form into 2 inch balls, and place on your lined sheet pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
* 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.