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Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs with Zesty Lemon Yogurt Sauce

Servings: Serves 2

Indulge in the savory delights of these Mediterranean-inspired chicken meatballs, perfectly complemented by a tangy lemon yogurt sauce. This dish not only packs a flavorful punch but also offers a refreshing twist with each bite. Ideal for a light dinner or a wholesome meal prep option!

Ingredients for Chicken Meatballs:

  • 16 oz ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh or dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy garlic topping
  • 1 large egg
  • Salt, to taste

Ingredients for Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh or dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons fresh dill
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon


  • Fresh dill
  • Crunchy garlic topping
  • Sliced cucumber
  • Sliced shallots
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Preparation Method:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Meatballs: In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the meatball ingredients. Mix well until all components are evenly distributed. Shape the mixture into 2-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Bake: Place the meatballs in the preheated oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until they are thoroughly cooked and golden brown.
  4. Make the Yogurt Sauce: While the meatballs are baking, prepare the yogurt sauce. In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and stir until well mixed.
  5. Assemble the Dish: Spread the yogurt sauce on the bottom of the serving plates. Arrange the baked meatballs over the sauce, then garnish with a drizzle of olive oil, sliced cucumber, sliced shallots, fresh dill, and an additional sprinkle of crunchy garlic topping. Add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice for an extra zing.

Enjoy your Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs with a burst of flavors from fresh herbs, lemon zest, and a creamy, zesty yogurt sauce. This dish is sure to satisfy your cravings for something light yet fulfilling!

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