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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

Whether you are meal prepping or looking for an easy weeknight dinner, these buffalo chicken meatballs really need to be on your radar! They come together quickly, are ripe with flavor and will have you coming back for more! These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto buffalo chicken meatballs are a new favorite around our house!

Buffalo chicken meatballs in a bowl with ranch and hot sauce drizzled on top. Garnished with chopped green onion.

Quick + Easy

It only takes 30 minutes to make these flavor bomb buffalo chicken meatballs, and you will love the combo of spicy with creamy ranch. You can eat them as they are or throw them on a bed of your favorite greens for a little bowl meal action. That’s what I would do…It’s what I do every time we make these guys.

Buffalo chicken meatballs being dipped into ranch sauce. Bowl of meatballs in the background with chopped green onion garnish.

A Bit Of Kick

You can really tweak the level of spice in these buffalo chicken meatballs depending on the hot sauce you use. Pick a hot sauce that fits your tolerance and preference for spicy foods. Also, if you are aiming for strict Whole30 or Keto, double check the ingredients to make sure there is no added sugar or other funky ingredients.

Angled shot of buffalo chicken meatballs in a bowl with ranch and hot sauce drizzled on top. Extra ranch and chopped green onion on the side.

Just Make A Double Batch

So…you’ve been warned. These buffalo chicken meatballs are ADDICTING! Do yourself a favor and just make a double batch. Your future self will thank you! The first time we made these, we might have eaten all of them in one sitting…ok, it was like in one sitting at the table and then we dipped the rest of them in ranch standing at the counter before we cleaned up the kitchen. So yeah, they’re good!

Buffalo chicken meatballs with one meatball having a bite taken out. Extra ranch dipping sauce and bowl of meatballs in the background.

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Paleo, Whole30 + Keto)

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 487kcal
Author: Justin + Erica Winn
These Paleo, Whole30 + Keto buffalo chicken meatballs with ranch sauce come together quickly, are ripe with flavor and will have you coming back for more!
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup hot sauce (check ingredients for Whole30 compliance)
  • 2 tbsp mayo
  • 2 green onions, sliced (for topping)

For the ranch sauce (optional):

  • 1.5 tsp dried parsley
  • 1.5 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp onion flakes
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Place the ground chicken, nutritional yeast, hot sauce, mayo and salt in a bowl. Mix ingredients with your hands until incorporated.
  • Form the chicken mixture into small balls about the size of a heaping tablespoon. You can use a small ice cream scoop if you have one, it makes it easy to form the turkey into balls without everything sticking to your hands. This should yield about 12-15 meatballs.
  • Place in the oven to cook for 20 minutes. To brown them a bit at the end turn your oven to broil and move them up to the top rack to broil for 3-4 minutes. 
  • While the meatballs are baking, make the ranch dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a small bowl or container and whisking well. Refrigerate and whisk again before using.
  • When the meatballs are finished, remove from oven and sprinkle on green onions. Drizzle with ranch dressing for serving or serve the ranch on the side for dipping (optional). Enjoy.

Nutrition

Calories: 487kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 38g | Fiber: 2g
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