We love buffalo chicken at my house so discovering a new way to enjoy those spicy, tangy flavors in an easy buffalo chicken meatballs recipe is a fun new addition to our meal plan rotation. The fact that this is an instant pot recipe just makes it even easier and faster which is always a win for weeknight family dinners. The fact that it is also Keto is just an extra bonus because it is always good to have some Keto recipes up your sleeve! This Keto Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe is featured in The Family Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook, by author Anna Hunley. You may be familiar with her recipes from Keto in Pearls. Her blog and her new book (affiliate link below) help you feed your family enjoyable low carb meals quickly and effortlessly!
With the Instant Pot’s ability to cook food in a fraction of the time, you’ll have your family sitting down at the table to eat in no time and with only one pot to clean too! Plus, I love how all of the recipes in her new cookbook are created with budget friendly ingredients and kid approved tastes. These instant pot buffalo chicken meatballs are sure to me a hit.
Buffalo Keto Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs Recipe
This excerpted recipe is published with permission from the publisher. The Family-Friendly Keto Instant Pot Cookbook By Anna Hunley releases September 3,2019 ISBN: 9781592338894 Fair Winds Press, an imprint of Quarto Publishing Group
If you’re in the mood for buffalo chicken wings but want to avoid the orange fingers and greasy lips, then these little meatballs are perfect for you—no wet wipes required! Fix them for a crowd and you won’t have to worry about wing stains on your furniture. These little meatballs pack a punch, so serve some blue cheese or ranch dressing on the side for dipping.
Yield: 20 meatballs
Prep time: 25m
Cook time: 10m
Total time: 35m
- 1 pound ground chicken (may substitute ground turkey)
- 1 rib celery, finely diced
- 2 scallions, finely diced
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons (30 ml) + 1 cup (240 ml) buffalo wing sauce, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pinch of black pepper
- 1/2 cup (120 ml) chicken broth
How To Make Chicken Meatballs In Instant Pot
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, celery, scallion, egg, 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of the buffalo wing sauce, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture is well combined.
Use a medium-size cookie scoop to measure out 20 meatballs and place them in a single layer on a large plate or baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Each meatball should weigh about 1 ounce (28 g).
Put the plate of meatballs in the freezer for 15 minutes to flash freeze them. This will help them retain their shape during cooking.
Add the broth and 1/2 cup (120 ml) of the buffalo wing sauce to the pot. Remove the meatballs from the freezer and place them into the pot.
Close the lid and seal the vent. Cook on HIGH pressure for 10 minutes. Quick release the steam.
Use a slotted spoon to remove the meatballs from the pot and transfer to a serving plate or bowl. Top them with the remaining 1/2 cup (120 ml) buffalo wing sauce.
If desired, place the meatballs on a baking sheet and put them under the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes for a stickier buffalo coating. Then serve them with a ranch dressing or blue cheese dressing as desired. You may also like to garnish them with a bit of micro greens or thinly sliced green onions. I serve my healthy buffalo chicken meatballs with celery sticks too.
If you happen to have extras of these low carb meatballs even after your whole family has at them, store in an airtight container and refrigerate.
Macronutrients per Meatball:
Fat: 2.1 g
Carbs: 0.3 g
Fiber: 0.1 g
Protein: 4.8 g
Net Carbs: 0.2 g
Printable Recipe Card For Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Please give this recipe a 5 star rating if you enjoy these healthy meatballs.
Who doesn’t love buffalo meatballs with blue cheese crumbles? Delish! This recipe makes an easy weeknight dinner for your keto diet or a fun addition to your game days spread. Do you enjoy using your instant pot to make quick family meals? Do you think you will try these keto instant pot Buffalo chicken meatballs? Let us know what you think @familyfocusblog @ketoinpearls!
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