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Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Instant pot buffalo chicken meatballs are a delicious paleo meatball recipe bursting with flavor!  Made with ground chicken, almond flour, Frank’s Red Hot and garlic, these meatballs are an easy weeknight meal your family will love!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 meatballs
Author Lyndsey

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 3 tablespoon Frank's Red Hot
  • 2 tablespoon ghee

Instructions

  • Combine ground chicken, almond meal, sea salt and garlic in a large bowl.  Using a small ice cream scooper, scoop out about 12 medium sized meatballs.
  • Set Instant Pot to saute setting and heat up 1 TB ghee, vegan butter, or olive oil.  Brown meatballs on all sides.  While meatballs are browning, combine remaining vegan butter or ghee and Frank's Red Hot in microwave.
  • Pour sauce over browned meatballs.  Put lid on Instant Pot, set pressure valve to "sealing" and set to "poultry" setting for 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.  Once done, click "cancel" and release pressure value (minding you keep your hands and face away from steam).  Serve immediately.

Notes

Recipe inspired by one originally posted on What Great Grandma Ate.
Here are a few ideas how you can take this healthy meatball recipe and give it a few flavor twists!
  • marinara sauce for Italian meatballs
  • salsa for Mexican flavors
  • bbq sauce for a southwestern vibe
To prevent your meatballs from sticking be sure to use 2 tablespoon ghee and let it evenly heat up on the bottom of the pan.  You will also want to make sure that the meatballs brown fully before attempting to flip.   Once browned properly, they should not stick to the Instant Pot.
Store cooked chicken meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.  Meatballs may be frozen for up to three months.  To reheat either microwave or use a skillet to heat up.
Yes you can make these meatballs in the oven.  Follow the steps through browning and then cook in an oven at 400F for 15 minutes or until cooked through.