These Buffalo Chicken Meatballs very well may be the best appetizer you'll ever make! Blue Cheese nestles in each meatball, sending the flavor right over the top!
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If you're a fan of Buffalo chicken wings you're going to FLIP over these Keto ground chicken meatballs! They're so tender and full of flavor you may never want traditional buffalo wings again! They are just that good.
The secret ingredient that provides these gluten free meatballs with an extra punch of flavor is blue cheese and more blue cheese!
Blue cheese crumbles are stuffed into each meatball. They are baked, then coated with buffalo sauce and for a mouth-watering finishing touch then homemade blue cheese dressing is drizzled right over the tops!
Ground chicken meatballs flavored with buffalo sauce are show stopping Keto appetizers, but they also are perfect for a low carb entrée when served with your favorite low carb side dish.
What's in Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Ground chicken
- Buffalo Wing Sauce
- Blue cheese crumbles
- Almond flour
- Oat fiber
- Garlic powder
- Optional: Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Preheat oven to 400°F.
Add ¼ cup of the buffalo wing sauce, celery, egg and chives to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
Add in the almond flour, oat fiber, salt and garlic powder, continue mixing.
Add in the ground chicken and mix just until combined, do not over mix or the meatballs will be dense.
Using a cookie scoop, form the meatballs, then stuff about 1 teaspoon of the blue cheese crumbles in the center of each one. Seal up the meatballs so that none of the blue cheese is showing. Chill the meatballs for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
Take a baking sheet, line it with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) and place a baking rack on top. Add the meatballs on top and bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, toss in the remaining buffalo wing sauce. Place the meatballs back onto the baking rack and bake on the top rack 7-10 more minutes or reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
Serve on a platter with a drizzle of blue cheese over the top and on the side, and toothpicks for easy grabbing! I like to also serve celery on the side.
If you don't like blue cheese, you can stuff with goat cheese or feta instead. You can also serve with ranch dressing for dipping.
But if you love blue cheese as much as I do, instead of a drizzle of dressing, you can serve the dressing on the side as a dipping sauce. Just dunk each chicken meatball into the creamy dressing! That's right, dunk it! I won't judge!
Are Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Keto?
This recipe for chicken meatballs is all Keto-friendly! Its going hard to even believe it though when your taste buds bite into the very first one! With only 3 net carbs per serving, they make a great Keto meal.
Meatballs made with either almond flour or ground pork rinds and parmesan cheese are a safe bet for Keto because you aren't using a gluten products as a binder. So, if you're looking for even more decadent Keto meatball recipes, check out these Swedish Meatballs or the Italian Style Meatballs.
How to Serve Buffalo Chicken Keto Meatballs
These little scrumptious buffalo flavored morsels are great served by themselves, especially with the tiny bites of fresh celery mixed in to each bite.
But, you may find yourself needing to serve a larger crowd where a side dish would come in handy. Check out some of these great Keto side dishes that pair well with Buffalo flavor:
- Easy Cole Slaw
- Jalapeño Popper Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Easy Creamed Spinach
- Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower
- Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon
Tips for the Perfect Buffalo Chicken Keto Meatballs
Start with really fresh ground chicken: This may sound simple, but freshly ground freshly ground chicken from the at the butcher has the best texture and flavor.
You can use it pre-packaged as well, but keep in mind water is usually added to it so you may need to adjust your try ingredients slightly.
Save time and make in advance: Though these chicken meatballs are relatively easy to make, they are a little more time consuming than what you're looking for a buys week night. The good news is, they are great for meal prep!
You can simply make up a batch, freeze the for about an hour in a single layer on sheet pan, then drop them into a freezer bag or air tight container until you're ready to bake them. You can bake straight from the freezer, just add extra cooking time until they are done.
Keep the size uniformed: The last thing you want to do is bite into an undercooked meatball. To ensure you have even cooking and all your low carb meatballs are done at the same time, use a cookie scoop to measure out each one.
Substitutions used in Buffalo Meatballs: This recipe also includes links for the homemade Blue Cheese Dressing and Keto Buffalo Sauce. If you're just super pinched for time, you can certainly use store bought dressing and sauce. But, in order to keep these super Keto friendly, be sure and read those labels.
A lot of dressings have sugar added and some buffalo sauces have a canola oil base. If time allows, I really recommend making both homemade because not only are they Keto friendly they taste SO much better!
Keep those leftovers! This tip should go without saying, right? One way to make these low carb meatballs into a whole new dish is take the leftovers and serve on top of a salad and add the blue cheese dressing! I love adding extra fresh chopped celery to buffalo meatball salad for extra crunch and flavor!
More Keto Buffalo Recipes
- Buffalo Chicken Casserole
- Buffalo Deviled Eggs
- Air Fryer Buffalo Wings
- Buffalo Coleslaw
- Buffalo Cheese Sauce
- Buffalo Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Keto Buffalo Chicken Tenders
What is Oat Fiber? Is Oat Fiber Keto?
Oat Fiber is made from grinding the outer husks of oats. How healthy is oat fiber? It's pure insoluble fiber, which doesn't dissolve in water and isn't broken down in the digestive tract, so it has zero net carbs and is perfect for a Keto Diet. It helps give a more traditional texture and that's why I use it so often. Check out all the Keto Oat Fiber Recipes you can make!
What is a Substitute for Oat Fiber?
To get the best results, it's best to use oat fiber if you can. If you're unable to find it, try a combination of psyllium husk powder and coconut flour. Since both are very absorbent, you might have to add more liquid.
More Keto Appetizers
- Keto Fried Shrimp
- Bacon Wrapped Jalapeño Poppers
- Keto Fried Green Tomatoes
- Buffalo Deviled Eggs
- Bang Bang Salmon Cakes
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Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- 1 pound ground chicken
- ¾ cup Buffalo Wing Sauce, divided
- ½ cup blue cheese crumbles
- ⅓ cup celery, finely chopped
- ¼ cup almond flour
- 1 tablespoon oat fiber, see notes
- 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
- 1 whole egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Optional: Blue Cheese Dressing for dipping
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Add ¼ cup of the buffalo wing sauce, celery, egg and chives to a large mixing bowl and mix to combine.
- Add in the almond flour, oat fiber, salt and garlic powder, continue mixing.
- Add in the ground chicken and mix just until combined, do not over mix or the meatballs will be dense.
- Using a cookie scoop, form the meatballs, then stuff about 1 teaspoon of the blue cheese crumbles in the center of each one. Seal up the meatballs so that none of the blue cheese is showing. Chill the meatballs for at least 1 hour or up to 6 hours.
- Take a baking sheet, line it with aluminum foil (for easy cleanup) and place a baking rack on top. Add the meatballs on top and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven, toss in the remaining buffalo wing sauce. Place the meatballs back onto the baking rack and bake on the top rack 7-10 more minutes or reaches an internal temperature of at least 165°F.
- Serve on a platter with a drizzle of blue cheese over the top and on the side, and toothpicks for easy grabbing! I like to also serve celery on the side.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve/Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.
NOTE: Recipes using Swerve/Erythritol can be substituted 1:1 with a Monk fruit/Allulose blend.
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They are truly amazing. I hope you enjoy them!