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Greek Chicken Meatballs with Tzatziki and Veggie Bowls

by Heather

Greek chicken meatballs are quick and easy to prep and pair perfectly with tangy tzatziki and fresh crunch veggies! These healthy, balanced, and nourishing bowls bring fun and fresh new flavors to your weeknight dinner. The best part about serving up a bowl-style meal? Everyone picks their favorite part to pair with healthy greek chicken meatballs!

Thank you to Pure Flavor for sponsoring this post and providing the delicious Uno BitesTM Nano Cucumbers!

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Greek Chicken Meatballs with Tzatziki and Veggie Bowls

Bowls are my kind of meal. You get to pile on all kinds of flavorful components, go heavy on the veggies and there is always a sauce involved.

Sauces make a bowl, always.

To build our greek chicken meatball bowls we start by getting the ground chicken mixed with lots of herbs, seasonings, garlic, and red onion.

While the meatballs bake, quickly mix up the cucumber yogurt sauce – AKA – tzatziki.

Chop your favorite veggies – cucumber and tomatoes go perfect here!

And have your base ready go to – I opted for brown rice, but orzo would be lovely, along with a size of pita bread.

When all your components are ready to go, let everyone build their favorite bowl!

And if you’re serving to kids that are not as excited about bowls and everything touching, simply give them a plate and let them enjoy the foods separately.

Whatever works!

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Cute and crunchy cucumbers

If you’re looking for the cutest cucumber you ever saw, Pure Flavor has you covered! Their Uno BitesTM Nano Cucumbers brought our bowls to life!

Not only were they a star in our tzatziki sauce, but they also brought the best crunch into the greek veggie bowls.

Every time my kids saw them they thought they were pickles, but once they took a bite they kept reaching for more and more. These little cucumbers are addictive!

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How to prep your greek chicken meatballs in advance

Meatballs are one of my favorite foods to meal prep.

They reheat perfectly and can be prepped ahead in many different ways.

You can:

  • Mix the greek chicken meatball mixture up and have it prepped and ready in a bowl, ready to roll into meatballs.
  • Fully roll the mixture into meatballs waiting to be baked.
  • Bake the meatballs ahead and store them in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Make and bake your meatballs ahead, then cool and freeze and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. Reheat to enjoy!
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How to make greek chicken meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. To a large bowl add all the meatball ingredients and mix well. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form meatballs using about 2 tablespoons of mixture per meatball. It will make around 29-30 meatballs. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until fully cooked through.

How to make tzatziki

Add all the tzatziki ingredients into a food processor and pulse 4-5 times until the cucumber is broken into little bits and the sauce is looking smooth.

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How to build the best greek chicken meatball bowl

To build the best flavorful bowls featuring greek chicken meatballs, crunchy veggies, and fresh sauce, here’s what you do.

Have your rice (or other base grain) cooked and ready to go.

Add 4-5 greek chicken meatballs to your bowl.

Next, add the vegetables.

Lastly, load up on the tzatziki sauce.

Extra herbs are always welcome!

healthy greek chicken meatball bowls

Substitutions

Below you’ll find a list of substitutions that will work well in this greek chicken meatballs recipe. 

If you try something different out, please leave a comment below letting us all know how it turned out!

Ground chicken – Substitute any ground meat in here. Since 2 pounds are used, you could, for example, use 1 pound of ground chicken with 1 pound of ground pork. Mix and match!

Red onion – Any onion variety will work here. For a more mild flavor try green onion.

Herbs – The recipe calls for mint and parsley, but if you only have cilantro or basil, feel free to use those instead. You can also use dried herbs if fresh aren’t available.

Greek yogurt – Plain (non-greek) yogurt will work. Also using plain non-dairy yogurt works too!

Lemon juice – Try lime juice or apple cider vinegar as a substitute.

Brown rice – White rice, quinoa, farro, or any favorite grain works as the base for these bowls. Another option, up the veggies and use cauliflower rice instead!

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Greek Chicken Meatballs with Tzatziki and Veggie Bowls

Greek chicken meatballs are quick and easy to prep and pair perfectly with tangy tzatziki and fresh crunch veggies! These healthy, balanced, and nourishing bowls bring fun and fresh new flavors to your weeknight dinner. The best part about serving up a bowl-style meal? Everyone picks their favorite part to pair with healthy greek chicken meatballs!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken, cucumber, meatballs, sauce
Servings: 6
Calories: 404kcal
Author: Heather

Ingredients

Greek Chicken Meatballs Ingredients

Tzatziki Ingredients

Bowl Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • To a large bowl add all the meatball ingredients and mix well. Using a spoon or cookie scoop, form meatballs using about 2 tablespoons of mixture per meatball. It will make around 29-30 meatballs. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until fully cooked through.
  • Add all the tzatziki ingredients into a food processor and pulse 4-5 times until the cucumber is broken into little bits and the sauce is looking smooth.
  • To build the best flavorful bowls featuring greek chicken meatballs, crunchy veggies and fresh sauce, here’s what you do. Add rice to your bowl. Add 4-5 greek chicken meatballs to your bowl. Next, add the vegetables. Lastly, load up on the tzatziki sauce. Extra herbs are always welcome!
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Nutrition

Calories: 404kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 742mg | Potassium: 1126mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 738IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 3mg
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