WIAW- Greek Chicken Meatballs

Posted: October 19, 2011 in recipes, wiaw

Hola friends! Welcome to yet another WIAW celebration! If you’re new to the party be sure to check out past WIAW posts here and check out Jen’s blog Peas & Crayons for more WIAW happenings! 

Past WIAW: version one,  twothreefourfivesixseveneightnineten, eleventwelvethirteen,fourteen

This week’s blog includes a recipe for some pretty darn tasty chicken meatballs that I created last night.  If you saw my leg workout last week than you know I was having some more problems with the herniated discs in my neck. 

Cool as the other side of the pillow.

Yesterday they were particularly painful so after a visit to the chiropractor, I spent the afternoon sleeping on the couch.  In a pillow cocoon safe for sore necks! I woke up at 650 and I needed dinner made by 745.  In a still foggy daze I whipped together some amazing meatballs! They were truly amaze-balls a la Guiliana Rancic.
Here’s a food rundown for the day:Breakfast2 pieces of Udi’s Gluten Free Millet & Chia bread with natural PB, coffee

Snackv8LunchLeftover turkey lasagna (recipe tomorrow)

SnackCinnamon chex and almond milk (I have a chex addiction.  There I admitted it)DinnerGreek turkey meatballs, roasted zucchini, tomatoes, asparagus


It’s less food than I usually eat in a day…but I was asleep in a medicine induced coma from 3-650.
Now onto the meatballs – I didn’t measure anything but threw every “Greek” thing I could think of in a bowl.  Great success.  Try them.  You’ll love them. Scouts honor.
Greek Chicken Meatballs

  • 1lb 95/5 ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup organic fat free milk
  • 2T egg whites
  • 1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • lots of feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley
  • 2T oregano
  • 1t Italian seasoning
  • 2T garlic powder
  • salt
  • fresh ground pepper
Mix breadcrumbs and milk.  Let soak 1 minute.  Add feta, egg white, sun-dried tomatoes, and seasonings. Mix well.  Add thawed ground chicken and mix well.
Form meat mixture into uniform balls and place on a Pam-sprayed baking pan.
Bake in a oven pre-heated to 350 for 20-23 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into the largest meatball reaches 160 degrees.
Serve with a simple basil tomato sauce if desired.

What carb are you addicted to?

Love and neck braces,

Carissa & Kyle
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Comments
  1. Your eats look great…so sorry about the neck, hopefully it will heal up soon.

  2. awww you poor thing! feel better super soon! xoxoxo

  3. that lasagna looks fantastic. i love the idea of turkey lasagna – i'll have to check back for the recipe.

  4. I don't even eat meat but that lasagna looks good!

  5. Rissy says:

    the better question might be "what carb am I not addicted to" hahah I just seem to be drawn to them… although I usually eat whole wheat so that's better right?mmmmm meatballs! absolutely love them and had them for my bday lunch.. heavenwe have the same name, and that makes me so happy!

  6. Now I gunk I know 4 blogging Carissa's! Crazy!The turkey lasagna is easy and very good! Recipe tomorrow on the blog

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