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Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce

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Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce – Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.

Baked Chicken Meatballs, Yogurt Sauce

I made us some baked chicken meatballs that are so incredibly good, you guys!

These chicken meatballs are tender, they’re seasoned well, and, most importantly, they’re not fried! To go with it all, I’ve got this yogurt sauce that is creamy and luscious and garlicky, and it is always a major food feature on our dinner table.

Hi Hi Hello! My dear friends, how are you? Happy Sunday, by the way! I hope it’s a great one!

Also, I know why I’m here today, and I know why you are here, too: because we want to eat something new! Or a spin on the usual tomato sauce and meatballs deal. No worries. You’ve come to the right place, boo!

Trying to rhyme and clearly, I’m no poet. Let me stick to what I know: FOOD! 

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN MEATBALLS

This bowl contains every ingredient for a happy Sunday with Chardonnay on the side. And what if I tell you that it can come together in just about 30 minutes? WHAT A GIFT, right?! Let’s talk about how you need to try it. Today.

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.

Meatballs are the answer to my whiny kids that won’t try anything new. For whatever odd reason, if it’s shaped in a ball, they’ll try it! If they can dunk it in ketchup?? EVEN BETTER! So, because they refused to eat my Garlic Yogurt Baked Chicken a couple of weeks ago, I made these meatballs and what do you know? They loved ’em!

  • My secret here is a perfect mixture of ground chicken, dried herbs, panko crumbs, onions and garlic. Pretty straight forward and to the point.

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.

…and baked to a browned perfection.

  • While in the oven, I prepare an amazing yogurt sauce with a good amount of garlic, a nice dose of fresh dill, yogurt, and a bit of olive oil to thin out the yogurt. Sometimes, I use water to thin it out and you can try that, too. The sauce shouldn’t be thick, but rather smooth and pourable, but not necessarily thin. Something between thick and thin, but NOT totally thin. DOES this make sense?!? Shoot me an email if you’re having trouble. 

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.

Top this hug-in-a-meatball with the prepared yogurt sauce, a little more dill for garnish, and a glass of Chard on the side. Dinner served.

ENJOY!

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Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken meatballs, meatballs, yogurt dip
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 279.7 kcal
Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN MEATBALLS
  • 1 pound lean ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tablespoons finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • fresh ground pepper , to taste
FOR THE GARLIC DILL YOGURT SAUCE
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon salt , or to taste
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill , chopped + more for garnish
  • 1 cup non-fat plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, panko bread crumbs, garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, garlic powder, salt and pepper; mix and stir until thoroughly combined.
  4. Form the mixture into 1-1/2 inch meatballs.
  5. Transfer the meatballs to previously prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
  7. In the meantime prepare the yogurt sauce.
  8. In a small mixing bowl, combine garlic, salt, ground pepper, dill, yogurt, and olive oil; mix until thoroughly incorporated.

  9. Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly. I always find that it needs a tad bit more salt.
  10. Remove chicken meatballs from the oven and let stand couple minutes.
  11. Transfer to a serving bowl and top spoon yogurt sauce over the meatballs.
  12. Garnish with chopped fresh dill and serve.
Recipe Notes

Makes 16 Meatballs

You can serve these meatballs with rice, potatoes, orzo pasta, salad, etc...

WW SMART POINTS: 7

Nutrition Facts
Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce
Amount Per Serving (4 Meatballs + 2 tablespoons sauce)
Calories 279.7 Calories from Fat 140
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.6g 24%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Cholesterol 96.7mg 32%
Sodium 431mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 4.3g
Protein 24.7g 49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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21 Responses
  1. Veronica

    I made this recipe as written and it was just awesome, served with salad and roasted acorn squash. Very, very pleased !

      1. Hope

        These were delicious! Followed meatball recipe exactly.

        Only used one clove of garlic for the yogurt sauce and was still super garlicky! Will definitely make these again!

        Thanks!

  2. Tiffany

    Making these right now!! I love Greek Chicken on the grill but I live in Ny and it is sooo cold right now, so Im not going outside to freeze haha..Thanks for this recipe so I can still get my fix :-p

  3. Jenn

    You always come up with the most amazing recipes! lol I just bought 40 pounds of chicken breast – yesterday I cut it all up and today is the day I weigh it out and foodsaver it to put in the freezer…I think I shall grind up some before I do the foodsaver portion of my preparation so I can make some meatballs with this batch…. Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful recipes! 🙂

  4. Hannah

    These sound delicious and easy! My husband DOES NOT Iike dill. Is there anything you can recommend instead or would it be good without? Thanks.

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