Feta cheese is hip again!

With the recent TikTok craze over a baked tomato and feta pasta dish, there seems to be a renewed interest in cooking with this very traditional Greek cheese.

And why not, I mean it’s fantastic on so much more than just a Greek salad.

Of course, now folks out there are putting it on everything! LOL

Including meatballs….

Now, I’ve been making meatballs for many years, but I must admit that I never thought of adding feta cheese to the mix.

Well, I had to try it. And I absolutely loved the results.

So today I’m sharing with you my go to, tried and true chicken meatball recipe, now newly improved with the addition of some crumbled feta.

Pretty sure I’ll be making them this way from now on. They are a hit!

For those of you who are still reading this post, despite the fact that you hate feta cheese (or maybe even ground chicken), I thank you for staying with me, you are amazing and must be rewarded….

Guess what? You can totally still use this recipe and make some pretty tasty chicken meatballs…minus the feta ( after all I did it for many years LOL). If ground chicken makes your stomach turn (some people just can’t stand the look of it),  just use ground beef or pork. Both work very well and your meatballs will be just as awesome.

Prepare a batch for lunch, dinner or as an appetizer.

Easy. Delicious.

Go make some!

 Memories of Greece Chicken Meatballs

1. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix together to combine well

Memories of Greece Chicken Meatballs potsandplanes.com

Memories of Greece Chicken Meatballs potsandplanes.com

2. Using a spoon scoop + shape into 28 meatballs, place on parchment lined baking sheet

Step 2: Using a spoon scoop and shape into 28 meatballs, and place on parchment lined baking sheet

4. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes, then turn over and bake for 10 minutes more.

Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over top and serve with tzatziki sauce on the side.

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Memories of Greece Chicken Meatballs

Servings: 28 meatballs
Author: Mary

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small onion (or shallot) finely chopped (I use the food processor)
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes in oil, drained finely chopped (I use the food processor)
  • 1/2 cup Italian style breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt + pepper to your liking

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 F.
    Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir together with a wooden spoon (or use your hands) until everything is well combined.
  • Using a tablespoon as a measure scoop out a spoonful of mixture into your hands and shape into a ball, then place on the baking sheet.
    Repeat with remaining mixture making a total of 28 balls, which fit perfectly on a regular size baking sheet.
    (make them bigger if you're going to use as a main dish or to stuff in a pita pocket, make them smaller if you're serving them as an appetizer)
  • Bake for 15 minutes, then turn over and bake 10 minutes more.
  • Serve hot or warm, topped with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and tzatziki sauce on the side, as main dish with potatoes, rice and a Greek salad.
    Stuff them into a warm pita pocket with some lettuce and tomato and a drizzle of tzatziki, makes a delicious lunch.
    Serve with toothpicks and tzatziki sauce for dipping for a tasty appetizer.

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