Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups combine zesty, wing-inspired flavors with the convenience of perfectly portioned muffin-sized meatloaves. 

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe on a plate

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups have the spirit of wings night and watching your favorite team. But, they’re easy to eat and can be enjoyed at a moment’s notice if you stock your freezer. Yep! They can be frozen before or after you bake them for an impromptu party any time.

I’m a big fan of interesting twists to meatloaf with lots of cheese and goodies, such as Spinach and Pine nut Meatloaf Muffins, Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with Peach Salsa and Sundried Tomato Mozzarella Cheese Meatloaf.

This one has blue cheese, mozzarella cheese, celery, onion, oatmeal and just the right amount of hot buffalo wing sauce. I used gluten-free oats, and ground chicken breast to keep it healthy.

This is definitely not good old fashioned meatloaf that your mama may have served. Yes, there is a place for that…but, this is just not that kind of recipe. 🙂

How to make Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf

Thoroughly combine all of the ingredients except for the ground chicken breast in a large bowl. Next add the ground chicken breast and mix. Don’t be tempted to overmix which can toughen the meat. Mix just until the mix-ins are fairly evenly distributed and then bake!

Meatloaf freezes beautifully and can be packaged any way that makes sense for your family: full size meatloaf, mini meatloaves, muffin size or even meatballs, like we did for these Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs.

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf in muffin tins

My absolute favorite way to prepare meatloaf is in muffin tins. This size offers maximum flexibility and servings are perfectly portioned. Just pull out what you need. (Not to mention, they are very cute and perfect for on-the-go dinners.)

How, you may ask, did I determine “just the right” amount of hot buffalo wing sauce?! Experimentation. (You can thank my family!)

Be sure to have lots of water on the table if you are daring enough to go with a 1/2 cup of sauce. You have to know in advance that you are up for the challenge.

On the other hand, a 1/4 cup lends just the right amount of heat. If you want just a little bit more kick, brush a little extra on the top or use some of the hot wing sauce to make Roasted Buffalo Chick Peas. It’s addictive!

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe

I just defrosted two Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups for my on-the-go dancer! I bet she will have extra spring in her step tonight. 🙂

5 from 4 votes
Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups combine zesty, wing-inspired flavors with the convenience of perfectly portioned muffin-sized meatloaves.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 cups
Calories: 97 kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley
Ingredients
  • 1 Egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup blue cheese crumbled
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup onion diced
  • 1/2 cup celery diced
  • 1/4 cup buffalo wing sauce plus more for topping
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all of the ingredients except for the ground chicken to a large bowl and mix well.
  3. Add ground chicken and mix until combined.
  4. Portion about a ¼ cup of mixture into a muffin tin coated with cooking spray. (See other options in notes)
  5. Brush additional buffalo wing sauce on top if desired.

  6. Bake uncovered for about 30 minutes.
Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be cooked in a 1 pound loaf tin or 3 mini loaf tins. Adjust the cooking time accordingly. A 1 pound meatloaf will take about 1 hour to cook. Meatloaf freezes exceptionally well, before and after it is cooked. Eat within 2 months of freezing for the best quality. Freeze uncooked meatloaf in meatloaf dish. Wrap in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight when you are ready to enjoy it.

Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 97 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Potassium 201mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 6.9%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Muffins on a plate

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Comments

  1. What a perfectly healthy kid-friendlly meal idea!

  2. YUM! I have friends who will love this for their families! Sharing now!!!

  3. These sound so delicious!! And anything in muffin form is the cutest 🙂 Pinning!

  4. these look yummy. Great idea!

  5. This looks so delicious! I love the idea to use buffalo chicken flavors, and the muffin sized servings will make this a hit with my kiddos. 🙂

  6. These look awesome, a great idea and drool-worthy photos 🙂 I love that if you’re short on time you can freeze them first to pop in the oven later.

  7. Oh my goodness! These sound fantastic! Love all of the flavors and I love the idea of bring leftovers for lunch the next day – so easy!

  8. These look seriously tasty!

  9. I love the oatmeal in here!

  10. I seriously either want to bow down to or sucker punch the inventor of Buffalo sauce…My mouth is watering at just the thought of it. You could cover well anything in it and I’d be the one hovering nearby, lol! The cups are fun! And oatmeal?? Wow!

  11. I’m a buffalo chicken fan in all forms. These meatloaf cups are a fantastic idea and I love their portion controlled sizes.

  12. Can’t wait to tailgate! So much easier than hauling the grill! GO GATORS!

  13. I love that these are made in muffin form so they’re easily transportable and would be perfect for lunch boxes, too! What a yummy idea!!

  14. These are such a cute idea…I am wondering if they freeze well?

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