Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Crockpot® Recipe)

Steph Wagner

September 23, 2014

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs


Bariatric Crockpot Recipe


If you’re a fan of buffalo wings, this easy recipe is just for you.

You see, 5 boneless wings with sauce at Buffalo Wild Wings® is an estimated 475 calories with nearly 32 grams of fat and 27 grams of carbs. After Gastric Sleeve or Gastric Bypass surgery, that kind of fat content can leave you feeling miserable for hours :/ And of course, not so great on the weight-loss journey either.

Using lean ground chicken to create meatballs and slow cooking them in buffalo sauce is just the answer to satisfy your craving!  You’ll also feel full and satisfied for hours after eat them without any regrets. As always, keep bite sizes the size of a black bean to tolerate good protein sources the best. Pair these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with raw carrots or celery with a touch a fat-free or light Ranch for the full experience!

For more weight-loss surgery friendly meatball recipes try Turkey Spinach Meatballs, Nacho Meatballs or Parmesan Turkey Pepperoni Meatballs


Bariatric Crockpot Recipe - Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 250kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup buffalo sauce


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients except buffalo sauce. Mix well to combine and then form into approximately 16 meatballs. Tip: using a cookie scoop will keep the sizes uniform and hands clean.
  • Place meatballs on a prepared baking sheet. Utilize foil or a cooking mat for easy cleanup. Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until firmed up.
  • Transfer to a slow cooker. Add buffalo sauce, turning the meatballs as needed to coat in sauce. Cook on low for 2 hours.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 2043mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 2043mg89%
Potassium 637mg18%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 28g56%
Vitamin A 230IU5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 222mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

11 thoughts on “Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (Crockpot® Recipe)”

  1. All the recipes I post will fit a protein based, low-fat and low-carb diet. There is a search bar at the top right corner of the page that will help you search for specific recipes! Thanks for visiting!

  2. I am helping my husband a bariatric sleeve patient, by providing good nutritious meals. We love the meatballs. I need to help him with all recipes by providing the protein and carb grams. Can you add them to your recipes? I need this data for these wonderful meatballs. Thanks.

  3. Recipe nutrition info has been updated – each serving (4 meatballs) has an estimated 28 grams protein, 1 carb and 10 grams fat.

  4. Hello- this recipe looks very tasty- what BBQ sauce would you recommend? I am a bypass patient and find it difficult to get a bbq sauce with limited sugar and salt. Thank you!

  5. @sommer I actually just shop for “low sugar bbq sauce” on Amazon and look at the reviews!

  6. Have these in the oven. Didn’t want to get crock out so put in oven in a covered casserole with wing sauce. Smells delicious.

  7. I have not had bariatric surgery, but ow carb/low sugar diet. This sounds like the perfect snack for Super Bowl!!!

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