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Easy Greek Chicken Meatballs

by Capri Lilly
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Greek Chicken Meatballs are the perfect easy weeknight meal! Pair them with homemade tzatziki sauce, olives, cucumber, and rice for a hearty, healthy meal!

If you love Mediterranean-inspired dishes, then you’ll have to check out my One-Pot Greek Orzo with Lamb Meatballs, Mediterranean Pasta Salad with Lemon Basil Vinaigrette, or Incredible Baba Ganoush next!

greek chicken meatballs plated with peppers, olives, rice, sliced cucumbers, lemon, and a small bowl of homemade tzatziki sauce

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Mediterranean food is one of my favorite types of cuisine! These chicken meatballs are a particular favorite of mine because of how easy and quick they are to make. You simply combine the ingredients in one large bowl, form the meatballs, and bake them in the oven!

You’ll Love These Healthy Greek Chicken Meatballs! They Are:

  • Packed with flavor from the fresh herbs and spices
  • Great for a healthy meal option
  • Naturally Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Whole30, and Paleo
  • Pair well with just about anything!
greek chicken meatballs plated with peppers, olives, rice, sliced cucumbers, lemon, and a small bowl of homemade tzatziki sauce

Ingredients You’ll Need To Make These Greek Chicken Meatballs

  • Ground Chicken- I Love Butcher Box!
  • Fresh Herbs- Parsley and mint are key here! You can also throw in some fresh dill too!
  • Spices- Amplify the flavor of these meatballs with a simple blend of coriander, oregano, cumin, salt, and pepper.
  • Egg and Almond Flour– This helps bing the ingredients and keeps the meatballs from drying out during cooking. You can also use breadcrumbs instead of almond flour if you like!
  • Onion and Garlic– Because it wouldn’t the best meatballs without them!
ingredients needed to make greek chicken meatballs in a large bowl: ground chicken, almond flour, garlic, mint, parsley, seasonings, onion, and egg

How To Make Greek Chicken Meatballs

  1. Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Roll the mixture into meatballs.
  3. Line a baking dish with parchment paper. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked all the way through.
  4. Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!
Step by step images to show how to make greek chicken meatballs

What To Eat With Greek Chicken Meatballs?

Side dish options for these meatballs are endless! You can pair them with fluffy rice, a robust salad, Kalamata olives, feta cheese, dipping sauces, peppers, and more!

Try These Side Dish Options:

Homemade (Dairy-Free) Tzatziki Sauce is a customary sauce served with greek meatballs!

Instead of using traditional greek yogurt to make tzatziki sauce, we use rich, creamy cashew yogurt. It has a similar consistency as Greek yogurt and is the perfect dairy-free AND whole30 option! Our friends have raved about our dairy-free tzatziki sauce and have been so happy that they do not have to miss out on one of their favorite sauces!

Healthy Sauce For Chicken Meatballs!

overhead shot of dairy free tzatziki in a bowl with a spoon, sliced cucumber on the slice, with cherry tomatoes and lemon on surface

Common Questions

What are Greek Chicken Meatballs Made Of?

Greek or Mediterranean meatballs generally consist of a blend of spices, onion, garlic, and fresh herbs like mint, coriander, and parsley. The blend of herbs and spices makes them ultra-flavorful and easy to make!

How many eggs do you need for meatballs?

You typically need 1-2 eggs per pound of ground meat. The eggs help the meatballs retain their shape and prevent them from drying out while cooking.

Do meatballs get more tender the longer they cook?

No, cooking meatballs too long can result in tough or dry meatballs. If they are simmering too long in liquid, they can become mushy and fall apart.

Greek chicken meatballs with tzatziki

greek chicken meatballs plated with peppers, olives, rice, sliced cucumbers, lemon, and a small bowl of homemade tzatziki sauce

Want To Make These Greek Chicken Meatballs In The Air Fryer?

Making these meatballs in the air fryer is super easy! After forming the meatballs, place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer with space in between each (work in batches if necessary). Cook the meatballs at 400°F for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. An instant thermometer inserted into the meatball should read 165°F+ when the chicken is fully cooked.

How To Store Leftover Meatballs

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days. Rewarm the meatballs in the microwave, on the stovetop, or in the air fryer.

How To Freeze These Greek Chicken Meatballs?

To freeze, simply place the cooked meatballs in an airtight container or freezer bag (make sure they are completely cooled first), then put them in the freezer. You can freeze these bison meatballs for up to 3 months. When you are ready to enjoy the meatballs, transfer them to the refrigerator to thaw overnight. Then, warm the meatballs and serve with your favorite sauce.

mediterranean meatballs plated with rice tomatoes and olives

I hope you enjoy this Greek Chicken Meatball Recipe! 

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greek chicken meatballs plated with peppers, olives, rice, sliced cucumbers, lemon, and a small bowl of homemade tzatziki sauce

Easy Greek Chicken Meatballs

Greek Chicken Meatballs are the perfect easy weeknight meal! Pair them with homemade tzatziki sauce, olives, cucumber, and rice for a hearty, delicious meal!
5 from 48 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Healthy Options
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 259kcal
Author: Capri Lilly

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion, finely minced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ground Coriander
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes, optional
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Large Egg
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Roll the mixture into 1 1/2" meatballs.
  • Place on the baking sheet, making sure there is space between each meatball. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown and cooked all the way through. (an instant thermometer inserted into the meatball should read 165°F when fully cooked)
  • Garnish with fresh parsley. Serve with your favorite side dishes. Enjoy!

Notes

Want To Make These Greek Chicken Meatballs In The Air Fryer?

Making these meatballs in the air fryer is super easy! After forming the meatballs, place them in the air fryer basket in a single layer with space in between each (work in batches if necessary). Cook the meatballs at 400°F for 12-15 minutes, flipping halfway through. An instant thermometer inserted into the meatball should read 165°F+ when the chicken is fully cooked.

Nutrition

Calories: 259kcal
nutrition facts for good food baddie greek chicken meatballs recipe: servings 4, calories 259, total fat 10.9g, cholesterol 147mg, sodium 122mg, total carbohydrate 3.5g, protein 35.5g

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13 comments

Marta February 4, 2022 - 4:31 am

5 stars
I loved the uniqueness of these greek chicken meatballs. We usually go with the same boring beef, but these may be our new preferred protein.

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Capri Lilly February 4, 2022 - 6:36 pm

Hi Marta, these flavors with beef would work perfectly too!

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Marcus Avery February 6, 2022 - 3:01 am

5 stars
Finally something for friends who don’t eat red meat! I tried making these and they are so delicious!

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Capri Lilly February 6, 2022 - 6:02 pm

So glad you liked!

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Robin February 8, 2022 - 9:16 pm

5 stars
These meatballs had me so tantalized I almost forgot to chew! Thanks for another great creation.

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Capri Lilly February 9, 2022 - 3:29 am

I love to hear it! Thanks for leaving a review Robin!

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Stephanie February 9, 2022 - 7:45 am

5 stars
My husband absolutely loved these meatballs! The meatballs were juicy, tender, and the bold Greek flavors really shined through.

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Capri Lilly February 9, 2022 - 7:14 pm

I am glad you enjoyed the flavors!

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Jazz February 9, 2022 - 5:18 pm

5 stars
I made a power bowl with these meatballs and have enjoyed them for three meals in a row now without getting tired. Thank you!

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Capri Lilly February 9, 2022 - 7:15 pm

A power bowl sounds perfect! Glad you enjoyed the recipe!

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Britney Brown-Chamberlain February 9, 2022 - 7:00 pm

5 stars
These meatballs were so simple yet so flavorful! I ate it with a bit of rice and veggies and it was the perfect meal!

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Capri Lilly February 9, 2022 - 7:18 pm

That’s just how I like to enjoy it as well. And with a side of hummus! 🙂

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Jen Sim February 9, 2022 - 10:12 pm

5 stars
Great way to switch up meatballs!! I usually use ground beef but needed a change and this recipe hit the spot. They were also very moist which can be hard to achieve with chicken meatballs. Thanks for sharing

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