Keto Buffalo Chicken Burgers

These juicy keto chicken patties are full of big Buffalo Chicken flavor but are healthy and delicious. Serve them alone for a tasty gluten-free meal or eat them on a keto hamburger bun for a low carb treat everyone will love!

Looking for more low carb and keto Buffalo Chicken recipe ideas? Give this Buffalo Chicken Dip AKA Chicken Crack or Buffalo Chicken Chopped Salad a try!

Stack of three Keto Buffalo Chicken burger patties with blue cheese sauce on them.
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This recipe came together after I had been keto for a few weeks and was missing going to Buffalo Wild Wings for wings, burgers, and beer. It made me use my noggin to come up with something that would satisfy those cravings without blowing my carbs for the day.

Which leads me to the first question.

Are Buffalo wings keto?

To answer the question, it depends on the Buffalo wing because not all Buffalo wings are created equal.

Most of us are used to the traditional wing which is battered, fried, and coated in Buffalo sauce. Plus they are usually fried in some kind of vegetable oil.

So no, those Buffalo wings are definitely not keto. Between the carbs from the coating, possible carbs in the Buffalo sauce, and the use of vegetable oil for frying, these Buffalo wings would not be on a keto menu. A breaded and fried chicken wings contains a little over 3 net carbs per wing!

I don't know about you but I can put down some chicken wings so that number would add up fast!

But the thing is that chicken wings are actually a great keto menu item, you just have to do them right.

No breading, keto-friendly Buffalo sauce, and fried in the correct oil.

BOOM - totally keto!

And, Can I eat burgers on the keto diet?

OK, at this point we of course know that the number 1 reason a burger isn't keto-approved is because of the bun. But there can be little hidden things that will pump that carb count up too.

Add-ins that would sneak a few carbs in here and there. And I have to admit that the addition of shredded carrots and celery in these burgers does add a few carbs, so feel free to omit them. But, I really wanted to capture the whole feel of Buffalo wings so I decided to add just a smidge to really give them that taste.

Sauces can also pile up the carbs if you are not careful. Sugar is one of those ingredients that it seems almost everything has to pump up the "taste".

Don't get me started on how much this irks me!

So that just means that you have to be uber careful when you eat out. Ask them for the nutritional info on everything in the dish.

Yes, it can be a pain but if you keto and are trying not to get bumped out of ketosis it is important.

Ingredients needed to make Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Burgers.


Detailed measurements and instructions can be found on the printable recipe card at the bottom of the page.


For the burgers:

For serving (optional):

Six photos of the process of making Low Carb Keto Buffalo Chicken Burgers.


Gently combine the burger ingredients in a large bowl, be careful not to over-mix. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place the bowl in the refrigerator for 20 to 30 minutes or overnight.

Heat your grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. Brush the grill with olive or avocado oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.

Remove the bowl from the refrigerator, divide the meat into 4 parts and form the patties.

Grill the burgers for 4 to 5 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 F.

Serve the burgers on the keto buns, with the baby greens and blue cheese sauce.

Three Low Carb Keto Buffalo Chicken Burgers stacked on a cutting board.


Can you make these Low Carb Keto Buffalo Chicken Burgers ahead of time?
Absolutely! Like the recipe says, you want to give them a little bit of time in the fridge to firm up and have the flavors really meld. So make them the day before if you like. 

You could also make them and freeze them pre or post-cooking. You would want to freeze them on a parchment paper-lined tray in a single layer. Then place them into an airtight freezer container or zip-top bags with squares of parchment paper in between the patties to keep them from sticking together. 

I don't have a grill, can I make these Buffalo Chicken Burgers a different way?
Yes, if you do not have an outdoor grill or a grill pan for indoors, you can cook these chicken burgers in a skillet on the stove, or even in an air fryer. Follow the directions for grilling but pop them into an oiled skillet, or you can also bake these burgers in the oven at 350 degrees F until cooked through, flipping once during cooking.

How should I store leftover Buffalo Chicken Burgers?
Place the patties without the sauce, greens, or bun, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Alternately, you can freeze them (see above FAQ).

Close up of a Low Carb Keto Buffalo Chicken Burgers on a cutting board.

Last thoughts about Keto Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Burgers

Say anything and everything you can that means it is good because


Kevin was doubting me because we all know that chicken can dry out on the grill. But he had to eat his words, literally, when these burgers were done.

He even admitted that he thought they would fall apart on the grill because of the hot sauce in the meat!

Really? This ain't my first burger rodeo here dude!

He got the last laugh though, he took the leftovers to work for lunch so I was left with just the blue cheese sauce and some celery and carrots.

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