Most people think anything spicy is a no go for people with IBS–but that is not always the case.  Some of my clients enjoy hot and spicy foods quite nicely. If you happen to be a spicy food aficionado –then you might like these hot balls….Buffalo Chicken Meatballs.  OMG–they are delish! Don’t they look yummy?buffalo chicken meatballs

My client Lauren shared this recipe with me…and now with you.  Thanks Lauren! Did I ever mention that I really have the best clients in the world?  I made these meatballs for my family and they were a hit. { I did adjust the original recipe a little to reduce the butter a bit}

We enjoyed our tasty meatballs with a side of wilted kale, toasted pine nuts and garlic infused oil, and a mix of roasted sweet potato and white potato slices.  YUM!buff meatballs

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs (low FODMAP)


  • Serves 4-5
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup hot sauce ( FODMAPers choose one without garlic or onion)-such as Texas Pete's
  • 3/4 -1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup Glutino plain bread crumbs or other favorite alternative
  • 1/4 cup diced celery (meets celery 'cut off' for FODMAPers per serving)
  • 1 egg


  1. Melt butter and add to hot sauce...let cool for 10 minutes
  2. Pour hot sauce mixture over ground chicken, add bread crumbs, celery and egg.
  3. Stir mixture until well mixed.
  4. Roll into 1 1/2 inch balls and place in oiled 9 inch square pan.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.

I hope you like this recipe. I don’t know what it is lately….but I am loving anything with hot sauce!

9 replies on “Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  • dkaj

    Hi Kate, Do you have a good suggestion for grinding up the raw chicken breasts? Are you grinding them in a food processor? These look fabulous and I would like to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    • katescarlata

      Deborah–You can purchase ground chicken breast at Whole foods or most markets–no need to do the grinding yourself. A food processor can do the trick if you want to do it yourself.

      • dkaj

        Thanks Kate. I’m going to give it a try in my food processor just to see how it works. Might be a mess, but I have a feeling it will be cheaper this way. Otherwise, I’ll buy it ground at the store.

  • Lauren

    Have anyone ever mentioned you are the best Nutritionist Ever! I am sure of it. I really like how you eat off the table too instead of having plates!!

  • The Candid RD

    Seriously? Texas Petes is a low fodmaps hot sauce?? Where has it been all my life?! That’s for the tip! I typically use Red Hot or Sriracha, but just very little. I’ll have to seek out some Texas Petes today at the store.

  • Meg

    Hi Kate! I’m a big fan of your blog and I thought you might want to share this find with your readers – Rao’s pasta sauce for sensitive stomachs has no onion, garlic, or tomato paste and is really yummy. I found it at Whole Foods but it can be ordered online. A bit pricey but it’s so nice to find a food you can just have ready to go off the shelf.

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