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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Now that I’ve made meatballs in the air fryer, there’s no going back! These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are simple yet delicious and spicy, perfect for a game day or holiday appetizer or a fun dinner!

buffalo chicken meatballs

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are a fun and unexpected way to enjoy buffalo flavors instead of wings.

Ground chicken is a fun change from the typical beef or pork meatballs that are usually served. Chicken is typically leaner that the other meats as well.

These Buffalo Chicken Meatballs have carrots and celery in them for added flavor. Plus, the veggies add nutrition.

ingredients for buffalo chicken meatballs

Ingredients Needed To Make Buffalo Chicken Meatballs In An Air Fryer…

  • 1 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery

How To Make Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs…

  1. Mix together panko and milk and set aside to soak for 5 minutes
  2. Add soaked panko to remaining ingredients in bowl and mix together by hand until combined
  3. Spray bottom of air fryer basket with avocado oil
  4. Use a cookie scoop and roll into 32 equal sized meatballs (smaller than ping pong ball)
  5. Place in single layer in air fryer basket and spray tops with additional oil (cook in 2 batches if needed)
  6. Cook at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cooked through (you may flip once if desired)
  7. Toss with additional buffalo sauce that has been heated in microwave for 30 seconds

Pro Tips…

If needed, you can use gluten free panko and dairy free milk to make your meatballs. Don’t worry! They’ll still turn out yummy!

Use any brand of buffalo sauce you like! Buffalo sauce is also called “wing sauce.” It can be found in supermarkets next to the BBQ sauce.

Optional: saute carrots and celery for a few minutes before adding to meat mixture if not in tiny pieces. (I like to use my Ninja mini chopper to finely dice veggies.)

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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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Now that I've made meatballs <link this to air fryer meatballs> in the air fryer, there's no going back! These Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are simple yet delicious and spicy, perfect for a game day or holiday appetizer or a fun dinner!
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons buffalo sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely diced carrots
  • 1/4 cup finely diced celery

Instructions

  • Mix together panko and milk and set aside to soak for 5 minutes
  • Add soaked panko to remaining ingredients in bowl and mix together by hand until combined
  • Spray bottom of air fryer basket with avocado oil
  • Use a cookie scoop and roll into 32 equal sized meatballs (smaller than ping pong ball)
  • Place in single layer in air fryer basket and spray tops with additional oil (cook in 2 batches if needed)
  • Cook at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes until cooked through (you may flip once if desired)
  • Toss with additional buffalo sauce that has been heated in microwave for 30 seconds

Notes

  • Use gluten free panko and dairy free milk if needed
  • Buffalo sauce is also called wing sauce, found in supermarkets next to BBQ sauce
  • Optional: saute carrots and celery for a few minutes before adding to meat mixture if not in tiny pieces – I like to use my Ninja mini chopper to finely dice

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 152IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 32 mini meatballs
Calories: 36kcal

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