Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are perfect for game night, an afternoon snack, or to enjoy just because.
It wasn’t until I started keto that I discovered I enjoyed creating meatballs. They’re easy to make, versatile, and perfect to have on hand for lunch, dinner, or snacks. Plus, I rarely find a person who doesn’t like at least some kind of meat ball. Well, except for my vegan and vegetarian friends, but even then I’m sure I could create a vegetable protein ball of some kind that would be to their liking.
Creating these buffalo chicken meatballs was probably my first attempt at using ground chicken in a recipe. It’s never been on my radar since I usually opt for either full roasters, chicken breasts or a package of legs to please the kids. Now that I’ve tried out this ingredient, I think I’ll have to see what other recipes I can come up with to use it in. It was definitely a different texture to work with than I expected, but the results were delicious.
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in the Crockpot
First Suggested Method
For a game time appetizer, cooking these meatballs in the crockpot is another option. I haven’t tried it, but if I were going to I would do it one of two ways. Either bake the meatballs to brown them on the outside, then transfer them to the crockpot with the buffalo sauce to finish cooking and stay warm for the game. This would be my preferred method.
Second Suggested Method
For the second possible slow cooker method, I would go ahead and put the raw meatballs in the crockpot with the sauce and let them cook for several hours to make sure they are done all the way through. I probably wouldn’t do that with a ground beef or pork meatball recipe because the amount of grease may affect the consistency and flavor with the sauce. But, because the chicken has less grease it would probably be okay to cook in the sauce. Just remember to make sure that all of the chicken meatballs are cooked all the way through before you serve them! USDA recommends cooking poultry, including ground chicken, to 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
If anyone tries either of these slow cooker methods for making the buffalo chicken meatballs, please let me know in the comments. I would love some feedback on your experience with them.
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Preheat oven to 400F. Combine all ingredients except the buffalo sauce. Form into 12 meatballs and place on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cooked through.
Place meatballs in a serving bowl and toss with the buffalo sauce until all meatballs are coated evenly. Garnish with celery leaves or chives if desired. Serve with celery sticks and ranch or blue cheese dressing.
Nutrition facts are per meatball so you can decide how many to eat based on your requirements.
Nutrition facts do not include dipping sauce, but it does include the buffalo sauce coating.
Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Total Carbohydrates 1g0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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