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buffalo chicken meatballs
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Slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs [Keto | Gluten Free]

Grab your crockpot and make these healthy buffalo chicken meatballs! With only 3 net carbs, this easy recipe fits well into a low carb diet and makes a great appetizer or tailgate snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken, healthy, keto, lowcarb, meatballs, whole30
Servings: 6
Calories: 188kcal


  • Slow Cooker


For the Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 green onions thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon fine grain sea salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper

For the sauce:


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, foil or a silicone baking mat and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, tapioca flour, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, green onions, salt and pepper. Using a wooden spoon or clean hands, stir until well combined. Using a spoon or your hands, roll the meatball mixture into 1 1/4-to-1 1/2-inch meatballs, forming about 24 meatballs. Mixture will be sticky. Add a little tapioca flour to your hands to help keep from sticking.
  • Place meatballs onto prepared baking sheet and bake for 4-5 minutes, or until all sides are browned.
  • While the meatballs are browning, make the sauce. Whisk the melted ghee and hot sauce together in a small bowl.
  • Place meatballs into a slow cooker. Add prepared buffalo sauce and gently toss to combine. Cover and cook on low heat for 2 hours.
  • Serve immediately with paleo ranch and celery.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11.2g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 922mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g