Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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If you are a fan of buffalo chicken wings you will love this low carb meal. These keto buffalo chicken meatballs combine flavors of celery, chicken and ranch and are smoothered in a creamy keto buffalo sauce.

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup ground pork rinds
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 tablespoons ranch dressing
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Directions

  • 1
    Add all ingredients, except buffalo sacue to a large bowl and mix until combined.
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  • 2
    Roll meatballs into a golf ball size shape.
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  • 3
    Air Fryer Instructions Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees for 3-4 minutes. Air fry at 400 degrees for 6-7 minutes for until the interior of the meatball is cooked through. (Recommened to use the sear pan attachment rather than to basket to keep the meatballs from sticking.)
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  • 4
    Oven Instructions Place meatballs on a parchment lined baking tray and bake in a 400 degree oven for 9-12 minutes or until cooked through.
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    Stovetop Instructions Heat a couple tablespoons of avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs in a single layer in the skillet. Space about 1 inch apart as to not over crowd the skillet to allow for even browning. Work in batches. Cook meatballs on all sides until browned on the outside and cooked through in the interior.
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  • 6
    To make the sauce, add the buffalo sauce to a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot. Pour over meatballs when ready to serve.
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    Freezer Instructions Place meatballs in a single layer inside a ziploc bag. Then freeze. Thaw out in the refrigerator the night before cooking.

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Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Meatball Recipe

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These keto chicken meatballs are a fun play on buffalo wings! They contain all the components of a chicken wings – chicken, celery, ranch and buffalo sauce – but are rolled up in a ball shape.

They are a fun meal for kids to eat and to serve for your low carb dinner. The chicken meatballs are smoothered in keto buffalo sauce. Serve with celery and ranch for a fun family meal or game day snack!

Keto Air Fryer Meatballs

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You can cook meatballs in the air fryer. Chicken meatballs are a little sticky, so make sure you use the sear pan attachment, that fits your model, to cook these rather than the basket. Otherwise, the meatballs might get stuck on the basket.

The air fryer I use is by Philip’s.

Frying Chicken Meatballs on the Stove Top

As with all of my keto meatball recipes, you can make these meatballs in the air fryer, stove top or oven.

I like to cook these chicken meatballs on the stove top because after they are done cooking. I can add them all back in the skillet and pour the buffalo sauce on top. Let them simmer in the sauce until it’s heated through.

Ground Chicken for Chicken Meatballs

For these keto buffalo chicken meatballs, I use ground chicken from the grocery store. You can substitute with ground turkey if you can’t find ground chicken. Often times, the ground chicken is found next to the ground turkey in the meat section.

Keto Ranch Dressing

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Most ranch dressings are keto approved. Just make sure you look at the bottle to see how many carbohydrates are listed on the label. Look for the one with the lowest carb count and no additional sugars.

You have an option of using premade bottled ranch dressing in the recipe or you can use powdered ranch packets.

If you are trying to stay strict, clean keto, I reccommend using Primal Kitchen’s Ranch Dressing. It is keto friendly and is made with clean ingredients. I have found it at the grocery store but Amazon sells this sauce as well.

Keto Buffalo Sauce

Most buffalo sauces are keto approved. The main ingredients are vinegar, oil and cayenne pepper. I like to use the buffalo sauce by The New Primal because it doesn’t contain vegetable oils. The oil it uses is olive oil.

Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce is an option that you will probably find in the grocery store. I have used it before to drizzle over the chicken meatballs.

Other Keto Meatball Recipes

If you are a fan of meatballs and want to try some other types of keto meatballs, check out the other recipes on my website. The macros for all of these meatballs are calculated per meatball. That way you can easily measure how home many meatballs you can have for your meal.

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