Buffalo Chicken Meatballs covered with ranch dressing.
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Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs are spicy, tangy, and simmered to perfection in a flavorful bath of buffalo sauce. Easy chicken meatballs and homemade buffalo sauce meet to make the perfect, bite-sized appetizer.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken, Meatballs, Buffalo Sauce, Party Food, Bite-Sized Appetizer, Game Day Food
Servings: 7 Servings
Calories: 351kcal
Author: John


Buffalo Sauce:

  • 1 Cups Hot Sauce (Frank’s Red Hot Sauce)
  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt

Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • ½ Medium Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
  • ¼ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • ¼ Cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Large Egg


Buffalo Sauce

  • In a slow cooker, combine the hot sauce, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and salt.
  • Cook on high heat for 60 minutes, whisk ingredients together about halfway through the cooking process.

Chicken Meatballs

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with cooking spraying or lining it with aluminum foil and placing a cooling rack on top.
  • While sauce cooks, combine chicken, onion, garlic, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, and egg in a large bowl. Use your hand or a spoon to combine the ingredients until well incorporated.
  • Roll into meatballs the size of golf balls. Then, place the meatballs on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven, and transfer the meatballs into the buffalo sauce.
  • Turn the slow cooker to low, and simmer in buffalo sauce for additional 30 minutes.
  • Remove from buffalo sauce and serve with ranch or bleu cheese dressing. Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.



*Calories listed are an approximate and are based on the ingredients and serving size listed (about 1.5-2 meatballs per serving).
*See post for more in-depth information and tips about the recipe.


Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1502mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17.4% | Vitamin C: 30% | Calcium: 6.3% | Iron: 5.5%