Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

I think we all know that buffalo wings are sort of the quintessential appetizer and game day food. But I think we all also know that they are not the easiest thing to enjoy! I’m talking messy hands, messy faces … the whole thing. That’s why if you are a wing fan you have got to try Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. It’s an easier and cleaner option that is just as flavorful, snack-able, and delicious!

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are made with ground chicken, Panko breadcrumbs, Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, and tons of tasty herbs & seasonings! These chicken meatballs are no where near boring … i’m talking perfectly spicy, creamy, and juicy. Serve them with fresh veggie sticks for a little crunch and blue cheese or ranch dressing for delicious dipping!

buffalo chicken meatballs

Ingredients needed for these appetizer meatballs…

These appetizer meatballs call for only a few simple ingredients, less than 10 to be exact!

  • Ground Chicken: You of course need ground chicken for chicken meatballs! This recipe calls for 1 lb.
  • Buffalo Sauce: Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo sauce is my buffalo sauce of choice and it is used in multiple ways throughout this easy appetizer. Add 1/4 cup into the meatball mixture and use 1/2 cup for the sauce!
  • Panko Breadcrumbs: If I am ever using breadcrumbs it is always Panko! They are just the best – so flavorful & crispy too. This recipe needs 1/2 cup.
  • Butter: Salted utter is used in the sauce for this buffalo chicken meatball recipe! It adds a rich flavor and a creamy texture. Add 1/2 cup!
  • Seasonings & Spices: These meatballs are bursting with flavor thanks to garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper. You will need 1 tsp, 1 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1/2 tsp, and 1/8 tsp respectively.

I also highly recommend serving these buffalo chicken meatballs with fresh and crunchy veggies – like carrot and celery sticks! You will also need a blue cheese or ranch dressing for dipping. These are of course optional, but the dish is not quite complete without the classic buffalo wing pairings!

appetizer meatballs with veggies sticks and dressing

How to make Buffalo Chicken Meatballs…

These meatballs are super simple … the perfect recipe to whip up for your next party! You’ll have them on the table and ready to be served & enjoyed before you even know it.

  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the ground chicken, buffalo sauce, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Mix until everything is evenly combined.
  3. Grab about tablespoon sized scoops of the chicken mixture, roll into balls, and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.  You should be able to make about 20 meatballs.
  4. Bake for about 13-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Simply cook until golden brown and cooked through on the middle.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking combine the melted butter and buffalo sauce until smooth.
  6. Remove the meatballs from the oven and add to a mixing bowl with the buffalo sauce mixture.  Toss until all meatballs are coated evenly.
  7. Serve with fresh veggie sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing.  Enjoy!
Frank's Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

How to serve Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs…

These buffalo chicken meatballs are of course great when served as an appetizer! They’re perfect for your next game day, birthday party, or even just a friendly hangout.

But they can also be made for lunch, dinner, or meal prep. This is how I have mainly enjoyed these meatballs and it has been delicious! I enjoy with a bowl of rice with veggies or mixed into a salad. So tasty!

easy appetizer recipe

Storing this chicken meatball recipe…

Store this Buffalo Chicken Meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for about 1 week!

close up shot of buffalo chicken meatball recipe

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are an easy, no-mess appetizer option that is just as flavorful and sack-able as your classic buffalo wings!  Made with Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce and tons of tasty herbs & seasonings … these chicken meatballs are perfectly spicy & creamy.  Serve them with fresh veggie sticks for a little crunch and blue cheese or ranch dressing for delicious dipping!

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 13-15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 57 minute
  • Yield: 20 Meatballs 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Oven Baked

Ingredients

Scale

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Sauce

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the ground chicken, buffalo sauce, bread crumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper.  Mix until everything is evenly combined.
  3. Grab about tablespoon sized scoops of the chicken mixture, roll into balls, and place on a parchment paper lined baking tray.  You should be able to make about 20 meatballs.
  4. Bake for about 13-15 minutes, flipping halfway through.  Simply cook until golden brown and cooked through on the middle.
  5. While the meatballs are cooking combine the melted butter and buffalo sauce until smooth.
  6. Remove the meatballs from the oven and add to a mixing bowl with the buffalo sauce mixture.  Toss until all meatballs are coated evenly.
  7. Serve with fresh veggie sticks and blue cheese or ranch dressing.  Enjoy!

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