Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip

Tis the season for entertaining and I am always thinking of new and exciting appetizers to serve. Many of the appetizers served around the holidays can be pretty calorie-laden, so I figured I would share a recipe that is not only delicious, but also good for you. These also make a great make-ahead lunch served with a side of fresh fruit.

1. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a large sheet pan with nonstick spray.
2. Place meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.  Roll into equally-sized meatballs and space evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, combine avocado dip ingredients in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with more feta.

4. Place the meatballs on a serving platter and garnish with parsley and hot sauce. Serve avocado dip on the side.




Chicken Meatballs with Avocado Feta Dip
Serves 8 (as an appetizer) or 4 (as an entree)

All you need:
2 pounds ground chicken
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 small yellow onion, grated
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 cup gluten-free panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped parsley (plus more for garnish)
Zest of 1 lemon
2 eggs
Hot sauce, for garnish

Dip
2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and mashed
Juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese (plus more for garnish)

All you do:
1. Preheat oven to 400. Coat a large sheet pan with nonstick spray.
2. Place meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine.  Roll into equally-sized meatballs and space evenly on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine avocado dip ingredients in a mixing bowl. Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with more feta.
4. Place the meatballs on a serving platter and garnish with parsley and hot sauce. Serve avocado dip on the side.

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2 Comments

  • Molly says:

    My toddler loves these. I’ve tried many of your recipes and they are all great. Thank you so much for doing this blog! I love your cooking style. It would be nice to have a recipe index so we could go back and try some of the older ones without hitting previous…previous…previous.

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