Greek Chicken Meatballs

24 Meatballs
40 min

Quick and easy meals are always on my radar and this Greek chicken meatball dish is all kinds of delicious! From start to finish, this meal takes around 30 minutes and is full of amazing flavours.


The juicy chicken meatballs include chopped dill, bell pepper and feta cheese. I first like to pan fry the meatballs to create a nice crust on the outside before finishing them off in the oven to ensure they are cooked through.


I like to serve these meatballs with orzo dressed with fresh lemon and olive oil, a chopped Greek salad with peppers, onions and olives, tzatziki, extra feta cheese of course! YUM. Enjoy this recipe!

Juicy little meatballs 😍

Recipe details

  • 24  Meatballs
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 40 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped dill
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 Tbsp frozen spinach, thawed (could use fresh!)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil

Instructions


Preheat oven to 400. Prepare a cookie sheet by placing tin foil or baking mat on top. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, add ground chicken, beaten egg and bread crumbs. Use your hands to mix until just combined.
Next mix in the cheese, dill and red pepper. Mix again until combined.
Next add in spinach. If using frozen spinach, use paper towels or tea towel to ring out any excess water after thawing. Mix together with chicken mixture.
Add in garlic and seasonings and combine once more.
Roll chicken mixture into small golf ball size meatballs, making about 18-24 meatballs in all. Set aside.
In a large fry pan, add in oil. Over medium heat, begin cooking rolled meatballs in batches until a nice crust forms on all sides, about 6-7 minutes or so. This process is just to get them golden brown, they’ll cook fully in the oven.
Once browned, place on prepared cookie sheet and bake until fully cooked, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve hot with lemon dill orzo and chopped Greek salad for a delicious meal. Enjoy!

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Comments

  • Jjm7856978 Jjm7856978 on Jul 11, 2021

    Makes 3 dozen and nutritional info is per serving- how many meatballs per serving?

    • Karlie's Kitchen Karlie's Kitchen on Jul 12, 2021

      Hi there, I edited the yield amount. The nutrition now shows calories per meatball rather then per dozen. Hope this helps!

  • Tamara Tamara on Jul 12, 2021

    It asks for 2 tbsp of spinach? I think that’s incorrect ? Maybe a cup of spinach? And yes the nutritional info does not show what is a serving and I’m especially curious as to why the fat is so high when the meat is low fat. Thank you.

    • Karlie's Kitchen Karlie's Kitchen on Jul 12, 2021

      Hi Tamara, the spinach measurement is correct. I have edited the yield amount to show number of individual meatballs rather then by the dozen to accurately show the calories per meatball.

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