Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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Introducing these mouthwatering Buffalo Chicken Meatballs! They’re bursting with flavor, cooked to perfection, and ready to spice up any occasion. Dunk them in a homemade buffalo sauce, and you’ve got yourself the ultimate game day appetizer!

Now, let’s talk versatility! Whether you’re craving a savory snack, an appetizer to impress your guests, or a hearty dinner, these meatballs have you covered. Get creative! Toss them in a salad, sandwich them in a hot dog bun, or serve them over pasta. The possibilities are endless!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer
Servings 4


For the Homemade Ranch:

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

For the Buffalo Sauce:

  • ¼ cup melted salted butter
  • ½ cup Frank’s hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey

For the Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 4 tablespoons cold salted butter grated
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Prepare the ranch dressing by whisking together all the ranch ingredients in a bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Make the buffalo sauce by melting butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Whisk in hot sauce and honey until smooth. Set aside.
  • Mix all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Shape mixture into balls.
  • Brown meatballs in olive oil in a skillet.
  • Once cooked, return meatballs to skillet and coat with buffalo sauce. Simmer until heated through.
  • Serve meatballs with homemade ranch.


  • Try ground pork instead of ground chicken.
  • Get creative with serving options! Enjoy them as an appetizer, on salads, or over pasta.

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