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Chicken Meatballs with Feta Dill Sauce

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Indulge in a symphony of flavors with our delectable Chicken Meatballs accompanied by a luscious Feta Dill Sauce. These mouthwatering meatballs, made from a blend of ground chicken, fresh herbs, and savory spices, are baked to perfection and crowned with creamy dairy-free feta. As they reach an irresistible golden hue under the broiler, the aroma alone will have your taste buds dancing. Paired with a velvety Feta Dill Sauce, featuring a harmonious medley of feta crumbles, fresh dill, and a touch of dijon mustard, this dish transforms a simple pasta meal into a culinary masterpiece. Elevate your dining experience with each flavorful bite – a perfect union of wholesome ingredients and culinary finesse.

Effortlessly flavorful, our Chicken Meatballs with Feta Dill Sauce offer a quick and easy culinary escape. With minimal prep time, enjoy the rich taste of perfectly baked meatballs complemented by a velvety sauce – a delightful combination that fits seamlessly into your busy day.

Creamy and Dreamy

Chicken Meatballs with Feta Dill Sauce is all about texture. There’s something comforting about tender savory meatballs paired with the rich, creamy sauce creating a comforting symphony of flavors.

I love using ground chicken for this recipe. It’s packed with protein, low in fat, and a perfect canvas for all of the fresh and savory flavors. Feta adds that salty pop. Fresh dill gives them a fresh and herbaceous bite.

Unlike many recipes that require frying the meatballs, these are simply scooped, rolled and baked in the oven. This makes them ideal for a quick, mess free weeknight meal.

Rolling Through Chicken Meatballs with with Feta Dill Sauce

This slightly Mediterranean inspired meal comes together, from mixing to the meatballs to plating, in less than an hour. Get out your baking sheet and let’s take it step by step.

  • Pregame! Preheat the oven to 375.
  • In a bowl, mix ground chicken, egg, panko, dill, parsley, 1/2 cup of feta, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Use a scoop to evenly portion the meatballs. This will help them roast evenly.
  • Bake them for 15 minutes until they are between 155-160 degrees. Top with the remaining Dairy Free feta and allow them to brown under the broiler for a couple of minutes until the feta is melted.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh herbs if desired.

To make the Feta Dill Sauce

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine feta crumbles, heavy cream, dill, dijon mustard, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • Cook until the cheese is melted. Reserve 1 cup of the sauce for topping.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pot, mix well.
  • Top the pasta with meatballs, sauce, and enjoy!

Can I use regular panko instead of gluten free?

Yes, you can use regular panko. Feel free to experiment with breadcrumbs or finely crushed crackers in place on panko

Can I use a different type of pasta?

Certainly! Feel free to use your favorite pasta variety instead of orzo.

This easy, healthy, and delicious Chicken Meatballs with Feta Dill Sauce is sure to become a new favorite. Are you looking for more weeknight inspiration? Make sure you check out my recipe for Gluten Free Italian Wedding Soup with Kale. Now let’s get cooking!

Chicken Meatballs With Feta Dill Sauce

This elegant and east meal comes together in less than an hour.
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Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • oven safe baking dish
  • deep skillet or stock pot

Ingredients

Feta Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 lbs ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup feta
  • 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh dill and parsley for topping

Feta Dill Sauce

  • 8 oz Feta crumbles
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 8 oz of your favorite pasta, (e.g., orzo)

Instructions

Meatballs

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a bowl, mix ground chicken, egg, panko, dill, parsley, 1/2 cup of feta, salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder.
  • Add olive oil to an oven-safe baking dish. Use an ice cream scoop to form equal-sized meatballs and place in your baking dish.
  •  Bake for 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155-160.
  • Top with the remaining feta. Switch the oven to low broil, broil for a few minutes until the cheese melts and the top browns.
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with fresh herbs.

Feta Dill Sauce

  •  Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • In a large pot over medium heat, combine feta crumbles, heavy cream, dill, dijon mustard, salt, garlic powder, and onion powder..
  • Cook until the cheese is melted. Reserve 1 cup of the sauce for topping.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the pot, mix well.
  • Top the pasta with meatballs, sauce, and enjoy!
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