Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs

10 Meatballs109 cals

Ready for a fresh, delicious, and meal prep friendly ground chicken recipe idea? These Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs are packed with protein, have just enough kick, and only take a few ingredients to make.

All you need for this chicken meatball recipe? Your favorite hot sauce, a mixing bowl, and something to cook your balls on!

Add right into your mixing bowl 1 pound of ground chicken, 1 large whole egg, 1 large egg white, 1 packet (28 grams) of a ranch salad dressing & seasoning mix, 3/4 cup of rolled oats, 1 cup of chopped up celery, 1/2 cup of chopped up sweet onion, and 5 teaspoons of your favorite hot sauce (I went with RedHot).

Mix all of your buffalo ranch chicken meatballs ingredients until everything is incorporated. To speed this step up I usually just wash one of my hands and mix it with that.

Did you know that ground chicken is cheap, low in fat, and high in protein? Speaking of cheap, how much does ground chicken cost in your area? Let us know in the comments below.

Take out a baking sheet, optionally line it for easy clean up, and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray. If you’re lining it, both parchment paper and aluminum foil work great for this recipe!

Shape your meatballs however big you want them (I made 10) and put them onto your baking sheet. Repeat this step until your chicken meatballs mix is gone.

Put your buffalo ranch chicken meatballs into the oven on 450F/232C for around 20-25 minutes. Keep in mind that this time could change depending on how big you made your meatballs.

Remove your meatballs from the oven and top them with a little hot sauce!

Ready for dessert? How about some Pretzel Peanut Butter Protein Balls?

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs

Your new favorite ground chicken meatball recipe is here! These Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meatballs are packed with protein and just enough kick.
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Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo meatballs, buffalo ranch, chicken meatballs
Servings: 10 Meatballs
Calories: 109kcal
Cost: $3

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  • 1 Pound Ground Chicken
  • ¾ Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Large Whole Egg
  • 1 Large Egg White
  • 1 Ounce Ranch Seasoning Mix
  • 1 Cup Celery
  • ½ Cup Sweet Onion
  • 5 Teaspoons Hot Sauce


  • Chop up your Celery and Sweet Onion
  • Add all of your ingredients into a bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Taking out a baking sheet and coat it with non-stick cooking spray
  • Shape your mix into balls
  • Put your balls onto your baking sheet
  • Bake them on 450F/232C for 20-25 minutes



Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1098
  • Fat: 46g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 3210mg
  • Carbs: 65g
  • Fiber: 8g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 106g
Calories in each meatball (if you make 10):
  • Calories: 109
  • Fat: 4.6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 321mg
  • Carbs: 6.5g
  • Fiber: .8g
  • Sugar: .4g
  • Protein: 10.6g


Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.5g | Protein: 10.6g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 321mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 0.4g


  1. Chris on February 24, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I just realized that my riff on the Chicken muffins is really similar to this, but w/o the oats; yielding a much lower carb count.

  2. chad on July 12, 2014 at 12:00 am

    change out to spicy ranch and it’s this recipe FTW.

    thanks Derek. between this and cottage cheese quick fixes protein macro is now a breeze.

  3. Kandis on June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek – what would be a good substitute for the ranch seasoning mix if Im having a bit of trouble finding that here in Aus?

    • Derek Howes on June 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Is it possible to find a Low Fat or Fat Free Ranch Salad Dressing?

      • Kandis on July 1, 2014 at 12:00 am

        Can find a low fat Ranch in liquid form – just not in powder form (we’re a little deprived here lol)

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