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Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

There are few things in this world I love more than buffalo chicken and blue (bleu?) cheese.  If I honestly sat down and made it list of my favorite things, buffalo chicken would fall somewhere between 80's music and kayaking.  On the other hand.. one of my least favorite things is having buffalo sauce (or any food particles) smeared across my face, this may not be an issue for the majority of the population but I'm a messy eater.  I've ruined countless t-shirts and on one particular instance even had buffalo sauce in my hair... don't ask. 

Anyways, these buffalo meatballs pack all the flavor or wings, but it saves me from having to put down a drop cloth and strap on a bib before dinner.

If your local grocer store sells ground chicken in their meat department it can save you a lot of time and effort than grinding your own.  The last time I made these, I had to grind the chicken in a vitamix and while it was effective, it was also one of the most aggravating things to clean.  Oh and easy to clean up meals are also on my favorite things list, just below Jurassic Park (the original, not the sequels).  This really is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes on CastIronKeto.net.  The deliciousness to effort ratio is right where I like it for a quick and easy weeknight meal the whole family will love.

Blue cheese can be somewhat polarizing because of it's general funkiness, but to me to the crown jewel of buffalo chicken meals.  I talked a lot about the surprising health benefits of blue cheese in my keto chicken wings post, here is an excerpt:

"Blue cheese is a good source of protein, potassium, and calcium, but it’s the moldy blue veins that run through it that really pack a healthy punch.   Those veins are where you’ll find the probiotics that help break down food in your body and support a healthy digestive tract.  Studies have also shown blue cheese to have anti-inflammatory and immune boosting effects."

Check out these other resources to read more about the interesting health benefits of blue cheese:

What Are the Health Benefits of Blue Cheese?

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Blue Cheese

What Are the Health Benefits of Blue Stilton Bacteria?

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Yield: 6 as an appetizer

Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

These Keto Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are delicious dunked into a keto blue cheese dressing or ranch! Wrap them in lettuce cups for an easy meal.

prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:

1 lb ground chicken
1/2 red bell pepper, minced
2 green onions, minced
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
1 cup Franks RedHot 

Toppings:
1/4 cup blue cheese
1 green onion, chopped
1 stalk celery, chopped

instructions

1. Mix chicken, red bell pepper, green onion, mayonnaise, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, and salt together in a large bowl. Roll the mixture into 16 meatballs.

2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Fry meatballs 3-4 minutes per side until golden and the internal temperature reaches 165° F. 

3. Add the remaining 1 tablespoons of butter to the skillet along with the hot sauce. Toss with meatballs. Top with toppings and serve. 

calories

210

fat (grams)

14.1

sat. fat (grams)

5.9

carbs (grams)

2.2

net carbs

1.5

protein (grams)

18.3

sugar (grams)

.7
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