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Close up overhead photo of keto Buffalo Chicken meatballs in a blue bowl garnished with blue cheese and parsley.
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Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Don't let the keto diet keep you from enjoying delicious buffalo chicken meatballs! These little bites are perfect for a party or a quick and easy weeknight meal.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Appetizer, chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 322.21kcal
Author: Wendy Polisi

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 2 scallions chopped
  • 1 celery stalk finely chopped
  • 2 ounces blue cheese

Sauce

  • cup hot sauce like Frank's
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Place the chicken in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.
  • Add the sour cream, egg, scallions, and celery, and mix.
  • Stir in the blue cheese and mix until just combined.
  • Use a cookie scoop to measure the meatballs and roll them into balls.

Air Fryer

  • Preheat your air fryer to 375° F.
  • Arrange the meatballs in a single layer, cooking in batches as necessary.
  • Cook for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through, until the internal temperature is 165° F.

Bake

  • Preheat your oven to 400° F. Place a wire rack on top of a rimmed baking sheet.
  • Arrange the meatballs in a single layer.
  • Cook for 17 minutes, until the internal temperature is 165° F.

Sauce

  • While the meatballs are cooking, heat the hot sauce, butter, vinegar, and garlic in a small saucepan.
  • Once the butter melts, whisk to combine.

Serving

  • Toss the meatballs with the buffalo sauce. Top with parsley and blue cheese and serve with additional celery.

Nutrition

Calories: 322.21kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.04g | Protein: 24.74g | Fat: 24.1g | Saturated Fat: 11.63g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.46g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8.09g | Trans Fat: 0.42g | Cholesterol: 175.19mg | Sodium: 1428.07mg | Potassium: 710.43mg | Fiber: 0.34g | Sugar: 0.75g | Vitamin A: 617.49IU | Vitamin C: 16.5mg | Calcium: 105.96mg | Iron: 1.41mg