3.86 from 27 votes

Spicy Chicken Meatballs

Spicy Chicken Meatballs with a honey glaze and Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce makes a great appetizer! These chicken meatballs are so good, you might just make them your main course!
Course Appetizer
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 65kcal
Author Marion Myers



  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • cooking spray

Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 2 tablespoons Buffalo Wing Sauce I used Moore's
  • 2 tablespoons honey



  • Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with heavy-duty foil. I recommend using a wire baking rack on top of the foil if you have one. Spray the baking rack with cooking spray. If not using a baking rack, spray the foil or use nonstick foil.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 pound ground chicken with 2 teaspoons garlic powder, 2 teaspoons chili powder, 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes. Mix well until all the seasonings are combined with the chicken.
  • Form the chicken mixture into balls and place in a single layer on the baking rack (or directly on the foil). I use a cookie scoop to form my meatballs. It makes quick work of the task and shapes them evenly. Continue making meatballs until all the chicken mixture is used.
  • Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake for 15 minutes. While the meatballs are baking, combine 3 tablespoons clover honey with 1 teaspoon cider vinegar and mix well.
  • After the first 15 minutes of baking, brush the honey mixture onto each meatball, coating them generously until all the honey mixture is gone. Place the meatballs back in the oven for 10-15 minutes longer until the chicken is cooked through.

Buffalo Ranch Dipping Sauce:

  • Combine 1/4 cup ranch dressing with 2 tablespoons Buffalo Wing Sauce and 2 tablespoons honey. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Serve the meatballs with the dipping sauce and enjoy!



Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 184mg | Potassium: 131mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.4mg