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Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These cheese-stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are one of our favorite football game day appetizers. These meatballs are low carb, keto-friendly, gluten-free, and so very delicious! They are sure to please. 

Looking for more low carb and keto appetizer recipe ideas? Give these Crispy Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings or Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs a try!

Close up of several Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.

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Football season is upon us again my friends and honestly I don’t know how to feel. Those of us that are diehard Sehawks fans are feeling a little lost with the huge changes to the team this year. So it just feels weird, and wrong.

However, there is one things I can always get on board for and that is football food! 

If my team isn’t doing well I can at least enjoy so tasty grub right?

Buffalo has always been a go-to flavor for football game day. In the past I had some carbalicious stuff going on, but being low carb doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite flavors!

Is Buffalo Chicken Keto?

Now, if you are talking about the battered and fried wings or tenders, well then no, absolutely not. 

Between the carbs in the batter, and the type of oil it is fried in. There are no-nos everywhere in that scenario.

But with just a few changes Buffalo Chicken can be a welcome addition to any low carb or keto game day menu.

Using the ground pork rinds instead of breadcrumbs in the meatballs saves us carbs. 

And I know many of you are like “pork rinds? WTF Bobbi?” but I am here to tell you that ground pork rinds add ZERO carbs vs 21 net carbs for a 1/2 cup of regular breadcrumbs!

Even if you don’t think you like pork rinds I promise you they don’t make the meatballs taste like pork rinds. They are just there in place of the breadcrumbs to help bind the meaballs.

You can of course use something like almond flour, but that will add carbs so just be aware of that.

P.S. before going low carb I hated pork rinds 😉

Then you want to make sure that the Buffalo sauce and ranch dressing (if you use it) you use is keto friendly. Those carbs can sneak in there is so many different places.

I have made homemade versions of both and promise I will get them on the blog soon! 

I do use a tiny bit of carrot in this recipe to get that Buffalo “feel” but if you are strict keto you can go ahead and omit it.

So, with the changes I have made, each meatball has less than 1 net carb!

How can you go wrong with that??

Overhead photo of the ingredients needed to make Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs on a white  marble counter.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED TO MAKE CHEESE STUFFED BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS

Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.INGREDIENTS

Six photos of the process of making Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.

HOW TO MAKE CHEESE STUFFED BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS

STEP 1
Mix the ground chicken, egg, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper.

STEP 2
Mix the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon.

STEP 3
Roll the chicken mixture into 20 balls, one tablespoon at a time, flatten them, placing one teaspoon of the cheese mixture into the centers of the chicken patties, wrapping them around the filling, and placing them on a baking sheet.

STEP 4
Bake in a preheated 400F oven until cooked and lightly golden brown, about 20 minutes.

STEP 5
Toss the meatballs in the buffalo hot sauce and top with blue cheese crumbles.

Glass bowl with Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs inside.

FAQS ABOUT CHEESE STUFFED BUFFALO CHICKEN MEATBALLS

Can these Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs be made ahead of time?

Yes, they can. You can make them up to the point of baking them and store them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 2 days. Or you can freeze them for up to 3 months.Can I leave out the blue cheese? What other cheese can I add?

I have been known to use gorgonzola, which is a milder cheese. But, if you really don’t like blue cheese at all but want to add that tangy bite, give feta crumbles a try instead.How should I store the leftover Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs?

Store any leftovers you may have in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs on a white plate with celery.

Last thoughts about Cheese Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

My husband is a huge Buffalo chicken wing lover. He will toss some wings on the grill, or in the air fryer, slap some Buffalo sauce on them, dip them in ranch, and go to town. 

Me? I guess I like things bite-sized and a bit less messy?

Yes, these meatballs are messy to make, but when it comes to eating them they are perfect in my mind. And honestly, who wants to get all messy sitting in the living room watching the game?

Not me!

So, if you are like me these meatballs are perfect for you.

If you are like my husband? 

Oh, who are you kidding? You will love them too! 

Stuffed Buffalo Chicken Meatballs on a white plate.

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