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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

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!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 32 mini meatballs
Calories 36kcal


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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