Chicken Wing Meatballs

I am always looking for ways to change up my protein options. I usually prep 1 or 2 proteins on Sunday to eat throughout the week. But, grilled chicken and ground turkey can get pretty boring after awhile.

So, when I came across SkinnyTaste’s recipe for Buffalo Chicken Meatballs, I was ready to make it Ideal Protein friendly!

To make this recipe align with Ideal Protein phase 1 I removed the carrot, panko, and blue cheese dressing. I added some other dry ingredients (paprika and parsley) to help hold the meatballs together. However, because I removed the panko breadcrumbs from this recipe the mixture will be on the loose side. Just form the mixture the best you can; they will cook up just fine!


And honestly…these meatballs are still delicious even with some ingredients removed! They are spicy and definitely remind me of a chicken wing!

Chicken Wing Meatballs

  • Servings: 2
  • Print

Recipe by: Jamie Boden at My Beautiful Ideal


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 scallions, minced
  • 1/3 cup celery, minced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp of paprika
  • 1/2 tbsp of parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/3 cup Frank’s Red Hot


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl combine ground chicken, eggs, scallion, celery, garlic, paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper.
  4. Form mixture into 18 -20 meatballs and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Cook meatballs for 16-18 minutes, or until cooked through.
  6. When cooked through toss in a bowl with Frank’s RedHot Sauce.
  7. Enjoy!

Tips: Serve with celery or a side salad to get all your veggies in. Also, you could get Walden Farms Ranch to dip in.

These meatballs freeze really well! Make a double or triple batch, freeze them, and you can pull them out whenever you need them!

Nutrition: Calories 380, Protein 43g, Carbohydrate 3g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Total Sugars 1g, Total Fat 22g.



One thought on “Chicken Wing Meatballs

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s