Buffalo Chicken Meatballs covered with ranch dressing.
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

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.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buffalo Chicken, Meatballs, Buffalo Sauce, Party Food, Bite-Sized Appetizer, Game Day Food
Servings: 7 Servings
Calories: 351 kcal
Author: John
Ingredients
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
Instructions
Buffalo Sauce
  1. In a slow cooker, combine the hot sauce, butter, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, and salt.

  2. Cook on high heat for 60 minutes, whisk ingredients together about halfway through the cooking process.
Chicken Meatballs
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Roll into meatballs the size of golf balls. Then, place the meatballs on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.

  4. Remove from the oven, and transfer the meatballs into the buffalo sauce.

  5. Turn the slow cooker to low, and simmer in buffalo sauce for additional 30 minutes.

  6. 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.

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Recipe Notes

*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.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 351 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 1502mg 63%
Potassium 406mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 1g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 17.4%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.