Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

🎉 This is a fun, tasty and dairy-free twist on a party favorite! The flavor of buffalo is so popular at gatherings and game nights, so who wouldn’t want to dive into these meatballs?

🔑 And make sure to check out the Whole-30 PRO TIP that will save you time.





Serving Size: 4 meatballs with 1 cup butter "rice"
  • Protein - 18 g
  • Carbs - 8 g
  • Fat - 23 g


  • 1 lb. natural ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup green onions, diced
  • 4 tbsp clarified butter (ghee), divided
  • 5 tbsp Franks Red Hot sauce
  • 1- 16 oz. bag frozen riced cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup bone broth
  • pinch of pepper

Cooking Utensils

  • cast iron or oven-proof skillet
  • baking sheet - optional
  • non-stick skillet


Preheat oven to 400F.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, almond flour, salt, minced garlic, and green onions.

Use your hands to combine everything together and form 1″ – 1.5″ meatballs. Tip: Because we’re using ground chicken, you will need to keep your hands wet with water (or coconut oil) to help shape the balls. It will be very sticky and messy otherwise!

Turn skillet to medium heat and add 1 tbsp ghee. Add the meatballs and sear for 3-4 minutes and then transfer to the baking sheet. Note – You can skip this step and simply transfer your cast iron (oven-proof skillet) into the oven. 

Bake the meatballs for 15-17 minutes.

Buffalo sauce: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the hot sauce and 2 tbsp ghee. Heat until the butter is completely melted. Use a spoon to stir.

Serve the meatballs over butter “rice” or zucchini noodles!


🔑 Pro-tip: Save time (skip step 6) by using Tessemae’s Buffalo Sauce – Paleo & Whole 30 approved.


Butter “Rice” Directions:

Turn non-stick skillet to medium heat and follow the directions for thawing the cauliflower rice.

Once the rice has de-thawed, add 1 tbsp melted ghee, bone broth and a pinch of salt and pepper. Mix well and sauté until liquid has evaporated.


Additional Information

Approximately 275 calories per serving

~1 palm protein, 2 thumb fat

Calories may vary depending on brands of ingredients, serving size and substitutions.

Approved for Ketogenic, Gluten Free & Dairy Free lifestyles. 



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