Buffalo chicken meatballs start with my simple chicken meatball recipe and get spiced up with buffalo sauce and ranch. You can add blue cheese if that’s your style. These make a great appetizer or lunch.
I don’t know about you guys, but I have a habit of putting Frank’s hot sauce on just about everything. It adds so much tangy flavor and I just love it!
I know that, traditionally, buffalo chicken recipes call for blue cheese crumbles and/or blue cheese dressing. Well, friends…nope. Not happening for me.
I don’t know if you guys know this or not, but blue cheese is moldy cheese. I just can’t.
So, feel free to make adjustments to this recipe to use up your moldy cheese if you like. As for me, I’ll stick with cheddar and ranch. As God intended. 😉
How to make low carb meatballs:
These baked chicken meatballs start with ground chicken, but I’m going to let you in on a little secret: It’s totally fine to use ground turkey if that’s all you can find. I honestly can never tell the difference in the finished product.
For the binder, we’re going to use almond flour. It works great and can be found in just about any grocery store these days.
Use your hands to mix together the ground chicken, almond flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, and seasonings. Easy stuff here.
Shape into meatballs and pop them onto a baking sheet.
We’re going to bake these hot and spicy chicken meatballs at 500 degrees for just about 13 minutes.
Once the meatballs are cooked through, whisk together your hot sauce and melted butter and toss the meatballs in to coat.
Mmm, saucy buffalo chicken meatballs.
You know what the next step is? Drizzle ’em with ranch or set out a little bowl to dip!
These low carb meatballs are seriously so easy and you can make them small so they work as appetizers or you can make them larger and serve them up for lunch or dinner.
Either way, this chicken meatball recipe is super tasty and always a hit in my house.
More low carb appetizers and snacks you might like:
Low Carb Crackers: Make a charcuterie board with these crunchy low carb crackers!
Keto Deviled Eggs: These deviled eggs have bacon and cheddar inside!
Fried Zucchini Recipe: Seriously good, especially when you’re craving fried food!
BBQ Meatballs: Everyone loves these and the homemade bbq sauce is so easy!
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs bake up in less than 15 minutes and are perfect for serving at the next football game!
Per meatball: 163 calories, 12g fat, 12g protein, 2g carbs, 1g fiber = 1 net carb
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon chives
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ cup Frank’s hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- Ranch for drizzling
Preheat oven to 500 degrees. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray.
Add the ground chicken, almond flour, Parmesan, garlic, egg, chives, and onion powder to a mixing bowl and mix with your hands until combined.
Shape mixture into 12 evenly sized meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 13 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Whisk together the hot sauce and melted butter in a bowl and add the meatballs. Toss gently to coat.
Serve meatballs hot or cold with a drizzle of ranch dressing.
For extra spicy meatballs, add ground cayenne pepper to the meatball mixture.