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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

Katerina | Diethood
Baked Chicken Meatballs with Garlic Dill Yogurt Sauce - Tender, juicy, perfectly seasoned baked chicken meatballs topped with a delicious garlic and dill yogurt sauce.
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins

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
 

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • 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.
  • Form the mixture into 1-1/2 inch meatballs.
  • Transfer the meatballs to previously prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
  • In the meantime prepare the yogurt sauce.
  • In a small mixing bowl, combine garlic, salt, ground pepper, dill, yogurt, and olive oil; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly. I always find that it needs a tad bit more salt.
  • Remove chicken meatballs from the oven and let stand couple minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl and top spoon yogurt sauce over the meatballs.
  • Garnish with chopped fresh dill and serve.

Notes

Makes 16 Meatballs
You can serve these meatballs with rice, potatoes, orzo pasta, salad, etc...
 

Nutrition

Serving: 4 Meatballs + 2 tablespoons sauce | Calories: 279.7 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 24.7 g | Fat: 15.6 g | Saturated Fat: 3.5 g | Cholesterol: 96.7 mg | Sodium: 431 mg | Fiber: 0.4 g | Sugar: 4.3 g | Net Carbs: 10 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: chicken meatballs, meatballs, yogurt dip