Greek Chicken Meatballs with Homemade Tzatziki

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Super easy juicy Greek chicken meatballs with homemade tzatziki sauce dressing for quick, healthy, and under 30 minute weeknight dinner or lunch. These simple Mediterranean-inspired chicken meatballs are packed with fresh herbs, made with simple ingredients, and are served over a light and fresh Greek salad dressed in tzatziki sauce. Ideal for meal prep, family dinners, and Summer cooking!

Easy juicy Greek meatballs with homemade tzatziki dressing

Easy Mediterranean chicken meatballs with tzatziki dressing

We love Greek and Mediterranean food over here at Healthful Blondie. It could be our favorite cuisine! Feta cheese, kalamata olives, fresh herbs, and fresh veggies are the best. That is why I am so excited to finally be sharing this simple and easy homemade Greek meatball and tzatziki sauce recipe. I served mine over a super simple Greek salad that you’ll throw together in less than 5 minutes and used the tzatziki as a dressing!

I baked these little healthy chicken meatballs in my oven, but they are also terrific pan-fried or even air-fried. Each meatball is jam-packed with fresh herbs and flavors, the tzatziki dressing is creamy and light, and the Greek salads are fresh, crunchy, and refreshing! Honestly, everyone needs these insanely flavorful and juicy chicken meatballs in their lives.

If you are looking for a simple, 20 minute Greek dinner, this recipe is definitely for you!

Is tzatziki healthy?

Yes! This homemade tzatziki sauce is most certainly healthy, nourishing, and good for you! I believe that the term “healthy” is all relative, and this creamy Greek sauce definitely falls into that category!

Not only is this homemade tzatziki made with simple and real ingredients, but it is also packed with protein and probiotics from the Greek yogurt. By using tzatziki as the dressing for this Greek salad recipe, y’all are going to feel full, nourished, and satisfied.

best ever juicy greek meatballs served with Mediterranean salad, feta cheese, and tzatziki

Ingredients in Greek chicken meatballs with homemade tzatziki

This deliciously light and fresh Greek recipe calls for a handful of simple, good-for-you ingredients. This dinner recipe has three easy parts: cooking the juicy chicken meatballs, making the simple and creamy tzatziki sauce, and preparing the fresh salad. To make healthy chicken meatballs with homemade tzatziki dressing you’ll need:

juicy chicken meatballs:

  • Ground chicken
  • Egg
  • Panko breadcrumbs: make sure to use gluten-free panko if you need!
  • Red onion
  • Garlic cloves
  • Fresh parsley
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt & pepper

homemade tzatziki dressing:

  • Plain Greek yogurt: Use 0%, 2%, or 5% Greek yogurt!
  • Cucumber
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic clove
  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh parsley

simple Greek Salad:

  • Romaine lettuce hearts
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Kalamata olives
  • Red onion
  • Crumbled feta cheese

Tools you’ll need for this recipe

This Greek salad recipe with chicken meatballs and homemade tzatziki sauce is made using 5 tools and items. You are going to love how easy clean up is going to be! Here’s a quick list of what you’ll need for this healthy dinner recipe:

healthy Greek chicken meatball salad with homemade tzatziki sauce

How to make the perfect juicy chicken meatballs

This healthy summer salad recipe is so easy to make! You’ll only need two mixing bowls, a knife to cut the vegetables, and a cutting board. So don’t worry, clean-up is going to be super easy. We’ll start by preparing and cooking the juicy chicken meatballs, followed by finely dicing the veggies and lettuce for the salad, and, finally, plate everything with some brown rice! To make your healthy chicken meatballs:

First, preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Then, in a large bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, panko breadcrumbs, red onion, garlic cloves, parsley, dried oregano, salt, and black pepper. Gently mix with your hands to fully combine.

Next, using a scooper or your hands, create 18 – 20 meatballs. Evenly space them across the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until fully cooked (165 internal temperature).

If you are pan-frying: simply, heat cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chicken meatballs. Sear on all sides for about 3 minutes total, then reduce heat to medium and cook for additional 10 minutes, until fully cooked through.

If you are air-frying: pre-heat air fryer to 350°F, spray with non-stick spray, and evenly place chicken meatballs across the basket. Air fry for 8 – 12 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.

How to make homemade healthy tzatziki sauce

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to make the perfect creamy and healthy tzatziki sauce:

  1. Use a box grater, grate your cucumber and then squeeze the water out with a cheesecloth over the sink. Alternatively, you can squeeze the moisture out with your hands and pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Combine the Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon, garlic, dill, and parsley in a mixing bowl.
  3. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  4. Place in the fridge while the meatballs cook.
two Greek salads with chicken meatballs for healthy family dinner

How to serve healthy Greek chicken meatballs

My favorite way to serve these tender chicken meatballs is on top of a fresh Greek salad! I simply add chopped romaine lettuce as a base for each individual bowl. Then I arrange the cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, red onion, and feta cheese in each bowl and add in the cooked chicken meatballs. Finally, I like to drizzle each bowl with homemade tzatziki sauce as the dressing.

How to store, freeze, reheat and meal prep this recipe

Storage: Simply store leftover Greek chicken meatballs in one large airtight container or individual airtight containers in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. Store extra salad and dressing in separate containers to maximize freshness because no one likes a soggy salad.

Freezing: Freeze the chicken meatballs for up to 3 months in a freezer safe storage bag. Thaw by place in cold water for 30 minutes and then heating on the stove top, air frier, or microwave.

Reheating: For the best results, reheat your chicken meatballs separately in the microwave or air fryer and then add to your salad. Alternatively, you can enjoy these meatballs cold if you prefer.

Meal prep: The recipe yields four servings, so it is absolutely perfect for family dinners, summer cook eats, date night, and meal prep.

close up of Greek salad with juicy chicken meatballs and homemade tzatziki dressing

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Easy juicy Greek meatballs with homemade tzatziki sauce dressing

Greek Chicken Meatballs with Homemade Tzatziki


  • Author: Tati Chermayeff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Super easy juicy Greek chicken meatballs with homemade tzatziki sauce dressing for quick, healthy, and under 30 minute weeknight dinner or lunch. These simple Mediterranean-inspired chicken meatballs are packed with fresh herbs, made with simple ingredients, and are served over a light and fresh Greek salad dressed in tzatziki sauce. Ideal for meal prep, family dinners, and Summer cooking!


Ingredients

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Chicken Meatballs:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (I like 93% lean)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1.5 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper

Homemade Tzatziki:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (0%, 2%, or 5%)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Greek Salad:

  • 3 heads of romaine hearts, chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup kalamata olives
  • 1/2 cup red onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, panko breadcrumbs, red onion, garlic cloves, parsley, dried oregano, salt, and back pepper. Gently mix with your hands to fully combine.
  3. Using a scooper or your hands, create 18 – 20 meatballs. Evenly space them across the lined baking sheet and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until fully cooked (165 internal temperature).
  4. Meanwhile, using a box grater, grate your cucumber and then squeeze the water out with a cheesecloth over the sink. Alternatively, you can squeeze the moisture out with your hands and pat dry with a paper towel.
  5. Then in a mixing bowl, combine all the tzatziki ingredients and place in the fridge.
  6. Serving: add chopped romaine lettuce as a base for each individual bowl and arrange the cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, red onion, and feta cheese. Add cooked chicken meatballs to each and drizzle with homemade tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!

Notes

PAN-SEARING MEATBALLS: Heat cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil and chicken meatballs. Sear on all sides for about 3 minutes total, then reduce heat to medium and cook for additional 10 minutes, until fully cooked through.

AIR FRYING: pre-heat air fryer to 350°F, spray with non-stick spray, and evenly place chicken meatballs across the basket. Air fry for 8 – 12 minutes until cooked through and golden brown.

TO STORE: store leftover chicken meatballs in one large airtight container or individual airtight containers in the fridge for 3 – 4 days. Store extra salad and dressing in separate containers to maximize freshness because no one likes a soggy salad.

TO REHEAT: reheat chicken meatballs separately in the microwave or air fryer and then add to your salad.

  • Category: Lunch & Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Healthy

Keywords: Greek chicken meatballs with homemade tzatziki sauce dressing, juicy chicken meatballs, healthy chicken meatballs, homemade tzatziki, healthy tzatziki

Recipe by Tati Chermayeff / Healthful Blondie + Photos by The Travel Palate

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8 Comments
  • Ariella Hamilton
    Posted at 20:48h, 20 May Reply

    This was great, quick to make and the second dinner recipe I have made from you and I love it!

  • Nathalie
    Posted at 07:58h, 24 May Reply

    Love this, especially the homemade sauce that tastes like it is from a restaurant. Thanks for this recipe. I will make again soon!

    • Tati Chermayeff
      Posted at 14:17h, 04 June Reply

      Totally agree, Nathalie! Thank you so much for your kind review!

  • Morgan Mancini
    Posted at 12:01h, 28 May Reply

    SO delicious and simple. Easy ingredients thrown together in under 30 minutes for a delicious dinner. I’m sold!

  • saskia Chermayeff
    Posted at 10:11h, 15 June Reply

    Great lunch recipe! Super tasty and green!!

  • Ellie
    Posted at 16:00h, 15 June Reply

    Made this for my entire fam and they loved it!!

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