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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 with Garlic 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.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
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*
Fat 15.6g24%
Saturated Fat 3.5g18%
Cholesterol 96.7mg32%
Sodium 431mg18%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 4.3g5%
Protein 24.7g49%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.