Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups

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

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe

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 a party in your mouth any time.

It’s the perfect recipe for The Recipe Redux’s Fantastic Freezer month. My nutritionist and healthy foodie friends have created lots of healthy options. Be sure to check out the links below and fill up your freezer for no-stress meals.

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Tips and Tricks

One of my favorite make and freeze dishes is meatloaf. It freezes beautifully and can be packaged any way that makes sense for your family: full size meatloaf, mini meatloaves, muffin size or even meatballs.

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe

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.)

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Muffins

I’m a huge proponent of lots of cheese and goodies in meatloaf. (If you are too, check out Spinach and Pinenut Meatloaf Muffins, Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with Peach Salsa and Baked Parmesan Chicken Meatballs.)

These are 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.

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

Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe

How, you may ask, did I determine what “just the right” amount of hot sauce is?! 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. For those that want just a little more, brush a little extra on the top.

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. 🙂

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Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups Recipe
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Buffalo Chicken Meatloaf Cups
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: 96 kcal
Author: Marjory Pilley
Ingredients
  • 1 Egg slightly beaten
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese preferably low-fat
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (preferably low-fat0
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup buffalo 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 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 96 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 278mg 12%
Potassium 202mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 2.2%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 7.9%
Iron 2.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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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!

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