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Buffalo Chicken Patties With Spicy Ranch (Whole30, Keto, Paleo)

Buffalo Chicken Patties

My new Buffalo Chicken Patties makes eating healthy so easy and yummy. I like to pretend I am a chef sometimes and try to get real fancy and make pretty Whole30 and Paleo compliant recipes. I brought my A-Game with this one and it turned out even better than I imagined.

Buffalo Chicken Patties

These Buffalo Chicken Patties may look extravagant, but they are one of the easiest meals to throw together. They can serve as an easy weeknight meal or even a great appetizer for a family gathering. Even though these are called “Buffalo” Chicken Patties, they aren’t too spicy. My 5-year-old enjoys them. If you aren’t a spicy fan, you still may want to give these a try.

Buffalo Chicken Patties

Ranch makes everything better, it’s like the unicorn of food. My Whole30 Southwest Ranch recipe can totally transform an ordinary meal into a majestic and delicious recipe. I drizzled my patties with this ranch and it was the icing on the cake. It made them explode with flavor.

We love buffalo wings at our house and this is a spin on the traditional recipe and it is mess free. If you are stuck in a rut and need to spice things up, give this recipe a try. I am sure the whole family will love it.

Buffalo Chicken Patties

Can you freeze these Buffalo Chicken Patties?

Yes! These are great to meal prep on Sunday or even at the beginning of the month and throw in the freezer for quick and easy meals. I simply store in a freezer proof container without the ranch on top. Then I will heat up in the oven or microwave until warm and drizzle with fresh Spicy Ranch dressing.

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Buffalo Chicken Patties With Southwest Ranch

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 Large Patties/12 Small Patties 1x


Flavorful Buffalo Chicken Patties that makes eating healthy easy and yummy. Filled with ground chicken, onion, buffalo sauce and topped with Spicy Ranch. Whole30, Keto, Paleo and Dairy Free. 



  • 2 lb ground chicken
  • 1 large egg (beaten)
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tbsp Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1/2 sweet onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp mayo
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp ghee (for frying)

Spicy Ranch

  • 1 cup Whole30 Compliant Mayo
  • 1/2 tsp salt (more or less to taste)
  • 1 tbsp dried chives
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp dill weed 
  • 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (canned) 
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tbsp Franks Hot Sauce
  • 1 tsp lime juice


Buffalo Chicken Patties-Skillet Version

  1. In a large mixing bowl add in the ground chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onions. Mix together.
  2. Add in the Franks Hot Sauce, beaten egg, mayo and almond flour. Mix with a spoon until everything is combined.
  3. Roll the chicken mixture into 8 large or 12 mall balls and place on a plate or parchment paper.
  4. Heat a large skillet on medium/high heat with 1 tbsp of ghee.
  5. Add each patties to the skillet and use a spatula to press each ball into a disc shape.
  6. Let each patty cook 4-5 minutes on each side. It is important to check the middle to make sure the chicken is cooked all the way through. The internal temp for the patties should be 165F to be fully cooked.
  7. Remove and add to a plate and drizzle with spicy ranch and sprinkle with green onions.

Buffalo Chicken Patties-Air Fryer

  1. Complete steps 1-3 from above.
  2. Set the air fryer to 400F. 
  3. Spray the basket with cooking spray and add in each ball and press down using a spatula. Depending on how big your air fryer is, you may need to do this in 2 batches.
  4. Set the time for 14 minutes. Flip the patties half way through cooking. The internal temp for the patties should be 165F to be fully cooked.
  5. Remove and enjoy!

Spicy Ranch

  1. Add in your mayo and the rest of the ingredients to the mayo and mix together with a spoon until combined. This spicy ranch lasts about a week in the fridge.
  2. Note: For a thinner consistency, add more coconut milk.


  • If the chicken mixture is still too wet, add another tablespoon of almond flour
  • Store in a glass container for up to one week and 3 months in the freezer
  • Spicy Ranch will last up to 1 week in the fridge.
  • Category: Appetizer, Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Chicken

Keywords: Buffalo Chicken Patties, Buffalo, Chicken, Buffalo Chicken

Nutrition calculated with 1 tbsp of Spicy Ranch as the garnish:

Comments (40)

  • These sound great! Could you substitute Arrowroot flour for tapioca flour?

    • Yes you can!

  • Can you use almond or arrowroot instead of tapioca? Thanks!

    • I would use arrowroot instead!

      • These chicken patties are so ridiculously good! They are a staple on the menu at my house!

  • Hi! I can’t wait to make this recipe for my family! Does the dressing save well in the fridge? I know I will need to imulsify again!

    • Yes! Just blend again before serving!

  • We’ve made these patties twice now and the whole family loves them! Thanks for a great recipe!

  • This was AMAZING! The sauce was what brought it home. You know my husband loves it when he goes for seconds! I used arrowroot flour instead of tapioca flour and it still tasted oh so yummy!

  • This is so amazing! This sauce is so so so good!!!!!

  • This was delicious!!! Definately has helped me with cooking up delicious lunches and dinners for Whole30. Thank you!!

  • 5 Star review from my entire family. Thank you sharing. I will absolutely make this time and time again.

  • I wonder if you could use turkey instead of chicken in this?

    • I think it would be great!

  • This was so delicious and easy! Loved it!

  • For the people asking about substitutes for tapioca, you can just omit it all together. I did and they were delicious! I always omit the flour from any of my meatball or burger recipes – the egg works as enough of a binder and the flour is uneccessary.
    Again, these were delicious – making them again this week!

  • Has anyone tried this with turkey instead of chicken? Are they still delicious (i love them with chicken. It have turkey to use)

  • These are so good! My daughter is asking me to make these again. Do you happen to have the nutritional information for this recipe?

    • The nutritional info for all my recipes should be up within the weekend. That is the feature that was just added but I have to do a few tweaks.

  • Y’all! Hubs and I ❤️these chicken patties! If there’s only 2 of ya it makes a lot BUT they freeze great which makes it nice to pull out on a busy evening! The spicy ranch was killer! Def. plan to make this recipe soon, you won’t regret it!

  • This is one of my favorite breakfast recipes. I made it for the first time when I was on a round of whole30 and then it was so easy and delectable that they have stayed around in my menu plans. They are the perfect amount of spicy for my daughters (age 5 and 8) and can easily be topped with more hot sauce for even more of a kick.

  • This is one of our family favorites. We make it about once a week. We have made it with chicken and turkey both are delicious. All of Ashley’s (Healthy Little Peach) sauces are great but this spicy ranch is my favorite on just about anything!!!

  • This is, hands down, one of my favorite things to cook! It’s easy, delicious, and re-heats so well for leftovers!

  • I think I forgot to give it 5 stars! I’d give it fafillion if that were an option 😉

  • Can’t wait to make these! Wondering if I can use ground chicken breast that’s already cooked? Accidentally chopped the cooked chicken breast up too much in food processor 😝 and now trying to find a yummy recipe where it won’t taste’s like finely ground cooked chicken breast!

    • I would recommend using raw chicken to form the patties. I am not sure how the cooked would turn out.

  • Just made these on the grill, cooked on aluminum foil, 4 min each side. Then transferred to grill for 4 min each side.
    Approved by my chicken wing loving husband and 4 kids!

    • This sounds so good. Thank you for letting me know it was yummy.

  • I love this recipe! It is one I love to make all the time, and gets me excited about Whole 30!

    • Wow, this made my day! Thank you

  • These were soo good! My mom kept raving about how delicious they were when I made them for lunch for us. Definitely going to add to my regular rotation! Thank you!

    • SO happy to hear this. Thank you

  • Can these be made in an air fryer? If so, thoughts on temp/time?

    • I would do 12 minutes on 400F. Make sure to test the internal temp. It should be 165F

  • This is such a family favorite in our house! Every time we make it we can’t wait to have the leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day. So so good!

    • So happy to hear. Thank you!

  • These are SO delicious! They freeze so well and make great leftovers. Love these.

    • So happy to hear. Thank you Brittney

  • These turned out great! My husband and I really liked it with the sauce. Kids are it without complaint 😊. I call that a win!

    • ***ate***


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