Make buffalo chicken meatballs using ground chicken and cook the meatballs in the air fryer. Coat in homemade buffalo sauce.
Buffalo chicken meatballs are the next best thing to buffalo wings. Because it’s 2021 and finding chicken wings at the grocery store is almost impossible. These buffalo chicken meatballs are going to become your go-to recipe when you need a buffalo sauce fix.
We cooked these chicken buffalo meatballs in the air fryer in order to get a crispy meatball that’s just as good as wings. If you don’t have an air fryer, you could fry them in a frying pan to get that crispy texture on the outside.
Buffalo chicken meatballs are great for dinner, as an appetizer, and for game day. Just keep warm in a slow cooker in a warm setting.
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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Ingredients
- Ground chicken
- Bread crumbs
- Green onions
- Bleu cheese crumbles
- Buffalo sauce, divided
- Bleu cheese dressing
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Directions
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, green onions, bleu cheese crumbles, and 1 Tablespoon of Buffalo hot sauce.
Use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to measure out the meat mixture.
Roll the meat into meatballs with your hands.
Place the meatballs in the tray of an air fryer.
Air fry meatballs in batches for 8-10 minutes. They should be browned and cooked through.
Toss the meatballs in ½ cup Buffalo sauce. You can make a homemade sauce in 5 minutes or use a store-bought version. Serve with carrots and celery and bleu cheese dressing on the side.
Buffalo Chicken Air Fryer Meatballs
Skip the wings and use ground chicken to make buffalo chicken meatballs in the air fryer. Coat with a homemade buffalo sauce.
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ¾ cup bread crumbs
- 1 egg
- 3 chopped green onions
- ⅓ cup Bleu cheese crumbles
- ½ cup plus 1 Tablespoon Buffalo hot sauce, divided
- Bleu cheese dressing
- Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees.
- In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, green onions, bleu cheese crumbles, and 1 Tablespoon of Buffalo hot sauce.
- Use a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop to roll the meat into meatballs.
- Air fry meatballs in batches for 8-10 minutes.
- Toss the meatballs in ½ cup Buffalo sauce to serve