Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo chicken meatballs are easy to make.  Because they sit in the crockpot for two hours, they are a perfect choice for game day or a party.  They lend a no-fuss approach to your spread.  They also are pretty!  Drizzle ranch or bleu cheese dressing and add a festive note to the plate.


Buffalo chicken meatballs with wooden picks on a white rectangular serving platter.

Whoever created the match of buffalo sauce with bleu cheese was brilliant.  The kick from the sauce, along with the creaminess of the dressing, as one guest, called it, is “a happy dance in my mouth”!

Make happy dance moments.  Make buffalo chicken bites.

Buffalo chicken meatballs with wooden picks on a white rectangular serving platter.

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Foodie de Froid
Servings 12 meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
These little Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are perfect for game day and gatherings! They sit in the crock pot for two hours so, you won't miss out on plays or conversation. They are quick to make and disappear just as fast.
5 from 1 vote


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ¾ cup cracker crumbs saltine
  • 2 scallions fine diced
  • 1 egg large
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste
  • ¼ tsp white pepper or to taste
  • ¾ cup buffalo wing sauce Franks
  • ¼ cup bleu cheese dressing can substitute ranch or offer both
  • 12 appetizer picks


  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  • In a large bowl working gently with your hands, combine the chicken with all the ingredients except the buffalo with sauce and dressing(s).
    1 pound ground chicken, ¾ cup cracker crumbs, 2 scallions, 1 egg, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, ¼ tsp salt, ¼ tsp white pepper
  • Form into 12 equal sized meatballs
  • Place meatballs on the prepared pan and cook for 5 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • Place the meatballs into the crockpot. Add the buffalo sauce and toss gently to ensure all the meatballs are covered with sauce. Cover and cook on low for two hours.
    ¾ cup buffalo wing sauce
  • Insert picks into meatballs dredging through the sauce and place on a serving tray.
    12 appetizer picks
  • Pour the dressing (no chunks) into a squeeze bottle and drizzle it onto the meatballs. If you don't have a squeeze bottle, you can simply use a spoon.
    ¼ cup bleu cheese dressing
  • Serve warm.

Kitchen Equipment

kitchen scale
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Calories 83


Calories: 83kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 614mgPotassium: 215mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 20IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
Keyword appetizer, chicken, game day, homemade meatballs, one-bite, party, pick, recipe, skewer, superbowl
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De Froid Tip: Appetizer Picks

Appetizer picks are fun and add a hands-on approach to any party.  They are the ideal tool for one-bite appetizers.  Here you get to play with your creativity again!  Match colors to party themes or your favorite team.  I used these with a gold ball for a tasting party I had.  They matched the gold rim plates I used with other appetizers and added that hint of glamour.  

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