Gluten-free crockpot appetizer meatballs made with Buffalo chicken on a white plate.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are a super simple and easy appetizer recipe for game days, holiday get-togethers, or Super Bowl parties!

Course Appetizer, Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Servings 16 meatballs
Calories 82 kcal
Author London


Buffalo Sauce:

  • ½ cup hot sauce
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. sour cream

Chicken Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 egg whisked
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup Panko breadcrumbs gluten-free
  • Ranch or Blue Cheese dressing optional


Buffalo Sauce:

  1. In a medium-sized bowl combine hot sauce, butter, garlic, ¼ teaspoon salt, and sour cream. Whisk until smooth.

Chicken Meatballs:

  1. Add chicken, egg, ½ teaspoon salt, cayenne pepper, and Panko breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Mix by hand until all ingredients are well incorporated.
  2. Roll chicken mixture into 2-tablespoon sized balls to form meatballs.
  3. Add half of the buffalo sauce into a 6-quart slow cooker.
  4. Next, place meatballs in a single layer on the bottom of the slow cooker.
  5. Lastly, pour remaining buffalo sauce over the meatballs.
  6. Turn slow cooker on High for 2-3 hours or Low for 3-4 hours.
  7. Turn off heat and let meatballs and sauce set for at least 20 minutes before serving.*
  8. Serve buffalo chicken meatballs with ranch or blue cheese dressing and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*If sauce begins to separate, remove meatballs, whisk the sauce until smooth, and return meatballs to the slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts
Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 43mg14%
Sodium 349mg15%
Potassium 168mg5%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 5.7mg7%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.