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buffalo meatballs on white plate with toothpicks and blue cheese

Instant Pot Chicken & Sausage Buffalo Meatballs

Great party appetizer that's Whole30 compliant, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 12
Calories 213kcal
Author Gary White


  • ¾ cup almond flour blanched, super fine
  • 1 ½ cups chicken broth divided
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. fennel seeds
  • 1 cup carrots grated
  • ½ cup celery finely minced
  • ¼ cup green onions finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic minced
  • 1 lb. ground pork 85/15
  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast
  • ¼ cup Frank's original cayenne sauce
  • more wing sauce poured over


  • Add almond flour to large mixing bowl. Pour in ¾ cup of chicken broth and whisk together. Pour in beaten eggs and whisk again. Next, add all spices and whisk yet again.
  • Add carrots, celery, green onions, and garlic to bowl and mix together until fully combined.
  • Finally, add pork and chicken to bowl and use your hands to combine into a homogenous mix.
  • Then, using an ice cream scoop and wet hands, make 24 meatballs, placing them on parchment paper. (Fill scoop about half full for each meatball. Wet hands after you make each one.)
  • Bake in oven for 15 minutes at 450 degrees.
  • Carefully transfer each meatball to Instant Pot. 
  • Combine ¾ cup of chicken broth and Frank’s sauce in a dish. Mix well.
  • Pour chicken broth mixture over meatballs. Lock lid and cook for 7 minutes at high pressure. Once cook time is complete, quick-release pressure.
  • Transfer meatballs to a serving dish and top with your favorite wing sauce. (We used a combination of Frank’s original mixed with melted ghee.)


Serving size is for two meatballs.


Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 415mg | Potassium: 375mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2075IU | Vitamin C: 2.5mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 1.3mg