Looking for a quick meal perfect for game day? This keto buffalo chicken meatballs freezer meal should do the trick! It’s easy, low-carb, and delicious! Plus, each serving of meatballs has just 1.4g of net carbs, making it the perfect ketogenic option.
Mix, Roll, and Freeze Together:
- 1 ½ lbs ground chicken
- 4 oz finely ground pork rinds
- ½ cup (60g) grated parmesan cheese
- ¼ cup (28g) shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 tbsp (30mL) heavy whipping cream
- 3 tbsp (45mL) Frank’s RedHot Hot Sauce
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
Add After Cooking (Do Not Include in Freezer Bag):
Prepare Freezer Bag: Add rolled meatballs to freezer bag, laying meatballs in even layer so they lay flat. Transfer freezer bag to freezer and freeze until ready to cook.
- Oven Instructions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees, add frozen meatballs to a small glass or ceramic baking dish, and bake until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 165 degrees, about 40-45 minutes. Move on to “Final Steps” as written below
Final Steps: Using a tongs or fork, transfer meatballs from baking dish to a large mixing bowl, discarding excess liquid from the baking dish. Toss cooked meatballs in hot sauce. Serve meatballs in bowl and garnish with blue cheese crumbles, green onions, grated parmesan, and pepper.
Remove Excess Air From Freezer Bag Without Flattening Meatballs In Freezer Bag: Either use a vacuum sealer or, seal freezer bag almost completely, leaving a small section open to fit a straw in, suck the air through the straw, and then seal remaining portion of freezer bag.
Ground Chicken Breast Substitute: Ground chicken thighs or ground turkey can be substituted in for ground chicken breast at a 1:1 ratio.
Cooking Meatballs Before Freezing: If you’d prefer to cook the meatballs before freezing, bake them at 425 degrees until internal temperature of meatballs reaches 165 degrees, about 25 minutes, then freeze. When ready to eat, transfer frozen meatballs to refrigerator and thaw. Once fully thawed, reheat meatballs on stovetop over medium heat in large pan until lightly browned, then follow “Final Steps” instructions when ready to serve.
Serving Options: Serve meatballs simply on their own, atop Miracle Noodles or zucchini noodles, or individually with toothpicks as a party appetizer.
Storage For Cooked Buffalo Chicken Meatballs: Store the cooked meatballs in an airtight container in the refrigerator and eat within 2-3 days.
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