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Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sandwich

Nashville Hot Chicken Meatball Sandwich is sweet, spicy, and full of flavor. This meal also takes less than 30 minutes to prepare and is hearty and satisfying.
Course any meal, dinner, entree, entree: lunch
Cuisine American/Southern
Keyword meatballs, sandwiches
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Calories 434kcal
Author Paula


For the sauce

  • 6 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons honey 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoons garlic powder 
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper For the slaw
  • 1/4 head cabbage about 3 cups, sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar apple cider vinegar may be substituted
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt optional
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper freshly ground
  • 2 teaspoon celery seed

For the Sandwich

  • meatballs
  • hoagie buns
  • green onions sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise


For the sauce

  • Combine the butter, hot sauce, honey and brown sugar in a small saucepot over high heat.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a boil and cook until the brown sugar melts, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat, mix in the cayenne, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and pepper, and stir until smooth.
  • Remove and reserve 3 tablespoons of sauce.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and add meatballs to sauce. 
  • Simmer until meatballs are heated through, about 5 minutes.For the slaw
  • In a small bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, olive oil, salt, pepper, and celery seed.
  • Pour mixture over sliced cabbage and toss.
  • Refrigerate until ready to use.

For the sandwich

  • Toast the hoagie rolls
  • Mix 3 tables sauce with 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • Add mayo to the bun
  • Top with meatballs, slaw, and sliced green onions
  • Serve


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Calories: 434kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 1329mg | Potassium: 140mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 879IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg