Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs with Salad

Take your family on a culinary trip to Greece with these yummy meatballs, rolled up with fresh and dried spices that complement the ground chicken and served with a classic salad to bring added freshness and nutritional value. A drizzle of yogurt-based tzatziki sauce is optional but will zing up the flavor even more on this Whole 30 and paleo-compliant meal.

For Greek salad

  • 15 Cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups English cucumber, diced
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives
  • ½ cup Red onion, diced
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tbs Greek vinaigrette
  • Meatballs
  • 1 lb Ground chicken
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ cup Almond flour
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano, dried
  • 1 tsp Basil, dried
  • 1 tsp Dill, dried
  • ½ tsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic powder
  • ½ tsp Ground black pepper
  • 1 tbs Mint, fresh, packed and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Greek vinaigrette (note: reserve for after meatballs are cooked)
  • Tzatziki sauce (storebought or homemade)

1. Prepare salad by combining the fresh ingredients and salt in medium bowl.

2. Pour the Greek vinaigrette on top. Stir to combine and set aside.

3. Combine ground chicken, egg, almond flour, salt, oregano, basil, dill, onion powder, garlic, pepper and mint in a large bowl. Stir thoroughly.

4. Use a cookie dough scoop to scoop approximately 1½ tablespoons of meatball mixture, forming a ball, and place on a large plate. Continue until all the meatball mixture is used.

5. Bring large cast-iron skillet to medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and use a spatula to coat the pan with it. Add chicken meatballs and sear on all sides, about 3 minutes. Turn down heat and continue cooking, about 10 to 15 minutes or until fully cooked at 165°. (Alternatively, you can place meatballs on a cooking sheet and bake at 375° for 18 to 22 minutes.)

6. Place cooked chicken meatballs in a large bowl and pour Greek vinaigrette on top. Toss to coat.

7. Serve salad and meatballs on a plate or in a bowl. Drizzle meatballs with tzatziki sauce if desired and serve immediately.

Serves 4 | Time to Table 35 mins