This buffalo ranch chicken meatballs recipe is the best meatball recipe and then they are smothered in creamy ranch and buffalo sauce. The flavor in these is incredible and everyone enjoys eating them!
These buffalo ranch chicken meatballs are a great appetizer for a crowd, a delicious lunch meal prep or an amazing weeknight dinner recipe. These can be great on their own, in a sandwich or a lettuce wrap. These are made with chicken and flavored with ranch and buffalo sauce. I drizzle more ranch and buffalo sauce on top, because you cannot have too much of it.
Quick Tips From Allie Carte
- Beef, or other types of ground meat, are amazing in this recipe
- Prep and make this recipe up to two days in advance
- These meatballs can last in the fridge for up to four days
What Do You Need to Make This Recipe
To make this recipe, only a few ingredients are required, and we can also go over some substitutions.
- Ground chicken breast
- Egg beaters
- Ranch seasoning mix
- Wing sauce
This buffalo ranch chicken meatballs recipe calls for ground chicken breast, making sure to grab the 99% fat-free version. However, you can certainly use any other ground meat that you love. Either try this with ground turkey breast or ground beef, the choices are endless.
For the breadcrumbs, I always just have normal Panko breadcrumbs on hand. But you can use any breadcrumbs that you have or want to use.
Egg beaters are my favorite. Fun fact, I despise cracking eggs, so egg beaters it is. Plus, egg yolks have cholesterol and that can add up with heart disease in my family. However, you can use an actual egg, I have done it before.
Find Ranch seasonings mix near the dressing at your local grocery store. I typically keep the very large bottle on hand; however, you can buy small packets if you do not use it often.
I believe the wing sauce I use for this photo is Frank's; however, it truly does not matter. I use any wing sauce, buffalo sauce, hot sauce, whatever, I have on hand.
Ranch seasonings will go into the buffalo ranch chicken meatballs; however, I always drizzle my homemade ranch on top. You can also serve it with my homemade ranch on the side. This is a healthier Greek yogurt ranch. Greek yogurt is a great substitute for many things including sour cream and actually contains protein. I honestly really love ranch made with it. You really just combine the yogurt with ranch seasonings. I make a great greek yogurt ranch that you need to try; however, you can also just use store bought.
How to Make Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs
Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking tray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, combine the chicken, egg and breadcrumbs, using your hands to mix well.
Add the seasonings, including the Ranch, and the hot wing sauce, again, using your hands to mix well.
Scoop out 16 equal sized mounds, about ⅛ cup each. Spray them with cooking spray, as it makes them easy to work with. Then, form them into round balls by rolling them against your hands.
Bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping halfway, or until fully cooked.
Drizzle with more ranch and hot wing sauce, I also love topping them with green onions. This makes 16 meatballs, with 4 meatballs per serving.
What To Do With Leftovers
These meatballs can be made up to two days in advance, just store them in the fridge, in an air tight container, until ready to serve but are best fresh.
Store the meatballs in the fridge for up to four days, for meal prep, but be sure to store in an air tight container.
Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs
- 1 pound ground chicken breast
- ⅛ cup panko breadcrumbs
- ⅛ cup egg beaters 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon Ranch seasoning dry mix
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon pepper
- ⅛ cup wing sauce Frank's RedHot
- Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Grease a baking tray with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the chicken, egg and breadcrumbs, using your hands to mix well.
- Add the seasonings, including the Ranch, and the hot wing sauce, again, using your hands to mix well.
- Scoop out 16 equal sized mounds, about ⅛ cup each. Spray them with cooking spray, as it. makes them easy to work with and form them into round balls by rolling them against your hands.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, flipping halfway, or until fully cooked.
- Drizzle with more ranch and hot wing sauce, I also love topping them with green onions.