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Greek Chicken Meatballs

These Greek Chicken Meatballs with tzatziki sauce are exactly what you need in your life. They are crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle!

What Ingredients do I make these Greek Chicken Meatballs?

  • 99% lean ground chicken
  • Plain or Italian breadcrumbs
  • Crumbled fat free feta cheese-if you’re not a feta cheese fan- you could substitute it for parmigiano-reggiano or for a dairy free option-omit the cheese all together.
  • Egg
  • Lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic- minced 
  • Salt
  • Dried oregano
  • Dried dill-or 1 Tbsp fresh, finely chopped
  • Onion powder
  • Dried parsley-or 2 Tbsp fresh, finely chopped

What can I serve with Greek Meatballs?

I love these served with an easy tomato salad using diced tomato, diced cucumber, diced red onion, dash of olive oil, a dash of balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. 

You can serve them over a bed of rice, wrapped up in a pita with tzatziki sauce, on a salad.

or

Try making a Greek Chicken Meatball bowl with white or brown rice, tomato salad, and drizzle with a zero point tzatziki sauce. 

Do you have a recipe for Tzatziki Sauce?

Yes! Click the link below for my Tzatziki Sauce recipe.

Do I have to use breadcrumbs?! Can I make them low carb?

The breadcrumbs are used to bind the chicken together. Without some sort of binder, they may not hold their shape. You could substitute the breadcrumbs for Panko, all purpose flour, almond flour, or crushed pork rinds, if desired.

How long do these meatballs stay fresh for? Can I freeze them?

Store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze the leftovers for up to two months.

How do I make these Greek Chicken Meatballs?

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan or fat free feta cheese, lemon zest, garlic, salt, onion powder, oregano, dill, and fresh parsley.

Mix all together using your hands.
Using your hands, gently form into golf ball-sized meatballs-about 1 Tbsp. 

Preheat the oven to 400° degrees.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

Place meatball on prepared baking sheet. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray. 

Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup plain or Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled fat free feta cheese or parmigiano-reggiano
  • 1 large egg
  • lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced 
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill or 1 Tbsp fresh, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley or 2 Tbsp fresh, finely chopped

Oven Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan or feta cheese cheese, lemon zest, garlic, salt, onion powder, oregano, dill, and fresh parsley.
  2. Mix all together using your hands.
  3. Using your hands, gently form into golf ball-sized meatballs-about 1 Tablespoon. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  6. Place meatball on prepared baking sheet. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray. 
  7. Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned. 

Air fryer Instructions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan or fat free feta cheese, lemon zest, garlic, salt, onion powder, oregano, dill, and fresh parsley.
  2. Mix all together using your hands.
  3. Using your hands, gently form into golf ball-sized meatballs-about 1 Tbsp. 
  4. Place them on a prepared air fryer tray or basket and spray with cooking spray. 
  5. Air fry at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned. 
  6. Meanwhile, prepare tzatziki Sauce: In small bowl, stir together all ingredients.
  7. Garnish meatballs with fresh parsley and serve with tzatziki sauce.

Makes 20 meatballs/ four ( 5 meatballs ) servings 

2-4 PersonalPoints* per serving

*This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan. 

How do I know how many points this is on my WW individualized plan? 

Click the link below to go to the recipe builder. You’ll first need to sign into your WW account and then the recipe builder will upload. Be sure to edit the recipe with any ingredients that you use that are different. The recipe builder is the most accurate way to create, obtain, and track the Personal Points on your individualized plan. 

*The recipe builder link only works for WW members located in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, you’ll need to access the WW app manually to create the recipe in the recipe builder. 

Yield: 25 meatballs or 4 servings

Greek Chicken Meatballs

Greek Chicken Meatballs

These Greek Chicken Meatballs with tzatziki sauce are exactly what you need in your life. They are crispy on the outside and juicy in the middle!

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 99% lean ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup plain or Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup crumbled fat free feta cheese or parmigiano-reggiano
  • 1 large egg
  • lemon zest from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried parsley or 2 Tbsp fresh, finely chopped

Instructions

    Oven Directions:

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan or feta cheese cheese, lemon zest, garlic, salt, onion powder, oregano, dill, and fresh parsley.
    2. Mix all together using your hands.
    3. Using your hands, gently form into golf ball-sized meatballs-about 1 Tbsp.
    4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    5. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
    6. Place meatball on prepared baking sheet. Spray the tops of the meatballs with cooking spray.
    7. Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes or until they are lightly browned.


    Air Fryer Directions:

    1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, parmesan or fat free feta cheese, lemon zest, garlic, salt, onion powder, oregano, dill, and fresh parsley.
    2. Mix all together using your hands.
    3. Using your hands, gently form into golf ball-sized meatballs-about 1 Tbsp.
    4. Place them on a prepared air fryer tray or basket and spray with cooking spray.
    5. Air fry at 375 degrees for 15 minutes, or until they are lightly browned.
    6. Meanwhile, prepare tzatziki Sauce: In small bowl, stir together all ingredients.
    7. Garnish meatballs with fresh parsley and serve with tzatziki sauce.

    Servings: Makes 20 meatballs / 4 ( 5 meatballs ) servings

    PersonalPoints range: 2-4 PersonalPoints* per serving

    *This number shows the PersonalPoints™ range. The points will vary based on your individualized plan.

Notes

How long do these meatballs stay fresh for? Can I freeze them?

Store these in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or you can freeze the leftovers for up to two months.

Zero Point Tzatziki Sauce Recipe:
1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove or 1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 English cucumber-the long, skinny ones
1 tsp salt
1 tsp fresh or dry dill

Directions:
In a bowl combine, non fat plain Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic clove or minced garlic, salt, and dill.
Using a hand grater, grate English cucumber onto a plate. After cucumber is grated, lightly squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms over the sink or garbage to remove excess liquid.
Then transfer the squeezed cucumber to the yogurt mixture. Stir until all ingredients have been incorporated.
Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Smartpoints:
GREEN: Up to 3 meatballs for 1 smartpoint, Up to 5 meatballs for 2 smartpoints, Up to 9 smartpoints for 4 smartpoints. Tzatziki sauce is zero points for 2 Tbsp or 1 smartpoint for 1/4 cup

BLUE/PURPLE: Up to 5 meatballs for 1 Smartpoints, Up to 8 meatballs for 2 smartpoints, Up to 12 meatballs for 3 smartpoints. Tzatziki sauce is zero points per 1/4 cup

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 202Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 425mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 29g

Do not use the WW nutritional calculator to calculate points. The nutritional calculator does take zero point food ingredients into consideration and will not be accurate. Personal Point values and nutritional information is estimated and calculated using the brand of ingredients listed in the recipe. PersonalPoints values may vary depending on the brand of ingredients used and depending on your customized zero point foods list. To accurately calculate the Personal Point value on a recipe you will need to enter the ingredients in the WW app recipe builder by going to the top bar in your WW App and selecting “My Foods” then when you are in my foods select “Recipes” then click “Create” in top corner, this is where you will build the recipe, give it a name, select how many servings it makes and then add all ingredients.

Greek Chicken Meatballs - Worth The Points

Thursday 7th of April 2022

[…] I will definitely be making this recipe again. You can find the recipe on the Pound Dropper website here, which includes a link to the WW App for the recipe to find your points. For me this recipe was 2 […]

Tina

Friday 1st of April 2022

Made these for dinner tonight, they were a hit! I made a cucumber and tomato salad to do with them and used store bought tzatziki sauce. So good!

Tracy

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Can these be made with ground Turkey?

Andrea

Sunday 9th of January 2022

These were excellent. Super easy, tasty and filling. We served them over steamed cauliflower rice with the zero point tzatziki. Next time we thought we’d try mixing some tomato, cucumber, kalamata olive and red onion with the cauliflower rice. Thanks for always creating unique, delicious low-point meal options!

Tina

Friday 1st of April 2022

@Andrea, I made a tomato cucumber salad to go with the meatballs, olives would have been really good in that!

Shirley Hie

Wednesday 5th of January 2022

Taste so good Easy to make*up meal in no time. watch your weight go down

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