Greek-Inspired Chicken Meatballs

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by Fig Jar
4 servings
1 hr

Greek Chicken Meatballs that are filled with the best flavors of the mediterranean! They’re simple to make, super moist and flavorful.

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Make these moist chicken meatballs with this bestseller red wine vinegar and feta crumble that Amazon reviewers swear by!

I’m always trying to come up with easy dinners that we can’t wait to eat. Annnnd also can easily use leftovers for lunches the next day. These chicken meatballs definitely meet those requirements. The meatballs are the most hands-on part of this meal but its a simple process and still only takes about 25 minutes. Then I just pop a bag of Trader Joe’s Brown Rice in the microwave, make a quick cucumber and tomato salad and serve it all up with my favorite store-bought hummus (It’s Cedar’s if you were wondering). OK, let’s make these easy, greek chicken meatballs!

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Greek chicken meatballs

  • Ground chicken
  • Green olives
  • Roasted red pepper
  • Red onion
  • Lemon zest
  • Fresh herbs: basil and parsley
  • Seasonings: salt, pepper, garlic powder

I served these with a cucumber and tomato salad, rice and hummus. I’ve included a recipe for the cucumber tomato salad down below (Ingredients for the salad: cucumber, tomato, red onion, vinegar, oil, salt, pepper, sugar and feta cheese).

How to make

Making chicken meatballs is very easy. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to mix everything together.

Use a cookie scoop (affiliate link) to get uniform meatballs.

Bake and enjoy!

How to avoid dry meatballs

There are few culinary things worse than dry or tough meat. Ensure a tender, juicy meatball by following these guidelines:

  • Do not overmix.

Mix the meat and seasonings until just combined. Overmixing affects the texture and can result in a more tough meatball.

Use a meat thermometer to check the temperature to avoid overcooking the meatballs. I use this every time I cook meat and it has been a game changer.

  • Add mix-ins that will impart some moisture

In this recipe, the veggies help add moisture as well as the fat in the small amount of olive oil that is added.

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Greek-Inspired Chicken Meatballs
Recipe details
  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp minced roasted red pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 2 tbsp minced green olives
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
Cucumber Tomato Salad with Feta
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 cups chopped cucmber
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of pepper
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 oz feta crumbles
Also serve with
  • Microwave rice
  • Store-bought hummus

Preheat oven to 400F.
In a bowl, combine meatball ingredients using your hands to mix until all the add-ins are incorporated into the meat.
Use a cookie scoop to scoop 1.5 tbsp of the mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scrape the cookie scoop along the edge of the bowl as you scoop out the meat to press meat into the scoop and level it off.
Bake for about 15 minutes, until an internal temperature of 165F is reached.
Cucumber Tomato Salad
Combine salad ingredients in a small bowl and set aside while you prepare the rice.
Serve meatballs and salad with rice and hummus.
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