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9 Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes: Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 30 mins

hese Paleo slow cooker buffalo chicken meatballs are gluten-free, dairy-free (blue cheese is optional), low carb and absolutely delicious with an all-natural hot sauce! Made in the crockpot, this quick + easy meatball recipe is the perfect healthy tailgating snack. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken, crockpot, dairy free, gluten free, meatballs, paleo, slow cooker, whole30
Servings: 36 meatballs
Calories: 198 kcal
Author: Olivia Johnson
  1. In a large glass bowl, combine the ground chicken with garlic, onions, celery, jalapeno, eggs, coconut flour and 1/4 cup of buffalo sauce. Season with salt and pepper. Optional: if you want to add blue cheese, I recommend 1/4 cup here. 

  2. Using your hands, thoroughly combine the meatball mixture together and form into small meatballs (about the equivalent of 2-4 bites). Don't worry if the meat is a little sticky or if your meatballs aren't perfectly smooth--they'll cook up evenly under the broiler. Arrange the meatballs evenly on a baking sheet.

  3. Turn on your broiler to high (~550F) and place the baking sheet with the meatballs on the second rack. Broil for 10 minutes. Remove the baking sheet from the oven, and using tongs, flip the meatballs over. Broil for another 10 minutes. If you need to use 2 baking sheets, broil the meatballs in batches to ensure even cooking.
  4. Place the broiled meatballs into your slow cooker and cover with the remaining buffalo sauce. I often do this in layers to ensure the meatballs are evenly coated. Turn your slow cooker on low heat for at least 2 hours.

  5. Serve the meatballs directly from the slow cooker, topping with chopped scallions and optional blue cheese garnish. If you're serving the meatballs at a party and want them to sit out, turn your slow cooker to warm and they'll save all night. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you don't mind a little dairy, try adding 1/2 cup of blue cheese crumbles to the meatball mixture for an insanely delicious flavor boost! Likewise, you can garnish your meatballs with blue cheese dressing and serve alongside celery sticks.