People absolutely adore buffalo chicken wings. They are totally approved on keto as long they are not breaded with flour/wheat flour etc. Yes, on keto the fat is ok, however sometimes you may have a day where you are closing in on your fat and calorie goal for the day and need something lighter. You can also coat them in coconut, peanut flour or almond.These keto buffalo chicken meatballs are oven baked and offer less calories and fat than traditional wings. What is more, there are no pork rinds in this recipe, but you can add them if you wish.
Here is the recipe for our keto buffalo chicken meatballs: (You can make around 20 meatballs)
- 1 tablespoon almond or coconut flour
- garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp g1lb ground chicken
- 1 egg, beaten
- 2 sprigs of green onion, finely chopped
- 1 celery stalk, trimmed and finely diced
- 1 tsp pink sea salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 cup of buffalo wing sauce
First, preheat the oven to 400. Then spray a sheet pan with non stick cooking spray or grease with Olive oil, coconut oil or butter. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, minus the buffalo sauce. Mix well. You should use your hands to form 2″ balls, mixture will be sticky. If desired set out a small amount of almond or coconut flour to dust your palms with. I personally just pushed through it and made a mess all over my hands!At the end, place meatballs on a sheet pan and bake for 15 minutes or until center has reached 160º.
When they are cooked, you should remove them from the oven and place in a skillet or pot over medium low heat. Then coat them with buffalo sauce. Continue to cook just until sauce is warmed. Eventually, serve over pureed celery root or cauliflower that has been mixed with a ranch seasoning packet!
I truly recommend these keto buffalo chicken meatballs because they make a great snack, lunch or dinner!!!