gluten free buffalo chicken meatballs with dairy-free ranch

gluten free buffalo chicken meatballs with dairy-free ranch

Back from a LOOONGG week of work.


Today, I have a football app for you. Buffalo chicken meatballs.

I was late to the game on buffalo chicken. Really all spicy food. I always said I didn’t like spicy food, hated buffalo chicken then one day I was like – YEP. This is amazing.


Maybe that will happen one day with cheese.

Doubt it.


So these are gluten free and filled with veggies. Basically health food.

With a dairy free ranch dipping sauce that COULD NOT be easier to whip together.



gluten free buffalo chicken meatballs with dairy-free ranch


  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped finely
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped very finely
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 2 green onion, chopped
  • 1.5 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce (I like Frank's)
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tbs gluten free flour (oat or all purpose)
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Ranch:
  • 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk
  • 1 tbs apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbs green onion, chopped
  • 1 cup avocado or olive oil based mayo (or vegan)
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all meatball ingredients except the coconut oil until combined. Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat and add coconut oil. Roll meatballs into balls and sear on both sides once oil is hot - about 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a baking sheet and repeat until all are seared. Place meatballs in the oven and cook until cooked through, about 30 minutes.
  3. Ranch:
  4. Add almond milk and cider vinegar to a small bowl and let sit about 20 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and whisk until combined.


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