Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs - Spice up your appetizer game with Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. These bite-sized delights pack a punch of buffalo flavor, are air-fried to a crispy exterior, and served with a cool ranch dipping sauce.


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Buffalo Sauce Coating:

  • 1/4 cup buffalo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Ranch Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Buffalo Chicken Meatball Mixture:
  • In a mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, chopped celery, chopped red onion, buffalo sauce, egg, garlic powder, onion powder, dried parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  1. Shape Meatballs:
  • Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter, and place them on a plate.
  1. Preheat the Air Fryer:
  • Preheat your air fryer to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Air Fry the Meatballs:
  • Place the shaped meatballs in the air fryer basket, ensuring they are not overcrowded.
  • Air fry for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through, or until the meatballs are golden brown and cooked through.
  1. Coat in Buffalo Sauce:
  • While the meatballs are cooking, mix buffalo sauce and melted butter in a bowl.
  • Once the meatballs are cooked, toss them in the buffalo sauce coating until evenly coated.
  1. Prepare the Ranch Dipping Sauce:
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, dried dill, dried chives, garlic powder, salt, and pepper to create the ranch dipping sauce.
  1. Serve and Enjoy:
  • Arrange the Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Meatballs on a serving platter.
  • Serve with the prepared ranch dipping sauce on the side.
  1. Revel in the Spicy Goodness:
  • Dive into the spicy kick of these buffalo-flavored meatballs, perfectly complemented by the cool and creamy ranch dipping sauce.

Enjoy the bold flavors of buffalo chicken in a convenient and bite-sized form, made effortlessly in your air fryer!

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