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Chicken Meatballs with pasta is a great combo. Adding buffalo sauce mixed in the meatballs and to toss the pasta makes it much more tastier. This is a super simple dish that’s perfect for a dinner.

I previously posted F ā€“ Fusilli pasta soup with meatballs and Spaghetti with chicken meatballs both dishes are chicken meatballs with pasta.

Preparation Time : 10 minutes

Cook Time : 20 minutes

Serves : 3-4


Penne pasta : 4 cups

Extra virgin olive oil : 2 tablespoons

For Sauce:

Unsalted butter : 4 tablespoons

Hot sauce : 1/3 cup

Crumbled blue cheese or parmesan cheese : 1/4 cup

Salt : 1/2 teaspoon

For meatballs:

Ground Chicken : 450 grams

Panko breadcrumbs : 1/2 cup

Onion : 1 medium chopped finely

Garlic : 2 cloves minced

Egg : 1 large

Parsley : 1/2 cup chopped

Fresh ground black pepper : 1/2 teaspoon

Method :

In a small saucepan, add all the ingredients listed under for sauce and whisk until butter and cheese is melted and fully incorporated for about 2 minutes. Remove the saucepan from heat and let it cool.

In a mixing bowl, add all the ingredients listed under for meatballs, half of the hot sauce and mix to combine. Make meatballs of your desired size and keep aside.

In a large vessel, boil water, add pasta, salt and cook according to the package instructions. Once the pasta is al-dente, drain, add a little bit of oil and keep aside.

Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a pan, add the meatballs with out crowding and fry them till golden brown on all sides. This should take about 10-12 minutes.

In a large bowl, add cooked pasta, remaining hot sauce, 1 table spoon of extra virgin olive oil and cooked meatballs. Toss well and serve immediately.