Healthy Greek Chicken Meatballs

A light Greek salad with tzatziki and tasty chicken meatballs. In under 30 minutes, bake, fry, or air fry gluten-free meatballs for weekday dinners or lunches!  


Chicken Meatballs: – 1 lb ground chicken, I like 93% lean – 1 large egg – ⅓ cup panko breadcrumbs, gluten-free if needed – ⅓ cup red onion, diced – 3 cloves garlic, minced – ⅓ cup fresh parsley, chopped – 1 tsp dried oregano – 1 tsp salt – ½ tsp black pepper


Greek Salad: – 3 hearts romaine, chopped – 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved – 1 medium English cucumber, diced – 1 cup kalamata olives, pitted and halved – ½ cup red onion, diced – ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese Tzatziki: – 1 cup plain Greek yogurt, 0%, 2%, or 5% – ½ cup cucumber, grated on a box grater – 1 – 2 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice – 2 clove garlic, minced – 2 tbsp fresh dill, chopped – ½ tsp salt – ½ tsp ground black pepper


Make the Meatballs:- For oven cooking, preheat to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment.  

Step 1

Mix ground chicken, egg, panko breadcrumbs, red onion, garlic cloves, parsley, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper in a large bowl.   

Step 2

Gently mix with hands to properly blend.  Make 18–20 meatballs with a scooper or hands. Place them evenly on the lined baking sheet.  

Step 3

Oven: Bake 15–18 minutes until done (165°F internal temperature). Heat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan on medium-high.   

Step 4

Add chicken meatballs and 1 tablespoon olive oil. After 3 minutes of searing on all sides, lower heat to medium and cook for 10 minutes until done.  

Step 5

Air Fryer: Preheat to 380°F, spray basket with non-stick spray, and equally place chicken meatballs. Air fried 8–12 minutes until done and golden brown.  

Step 6

Make the Tzatziki:- Box-grate the cucumber and squeeze off the water with a cheesecloth or hand. Dry on paper towels.Prepare the salad while refrigerating the tzatziki.  

Step 7

Assemble the Salad:- Chop romaine lettuce to base bowls.Combine cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, and feta. Pour homemade tzatziki sauce over cooked chicken meatballs in each bowl.Enjoy!  

Step 8

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