Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

These are called Kafta or Kofta depending where in the Mediterranean you are. They are usually shaped more like a sausages or little footballs. We are putting our own spin on them and making them into round meatballs. These can be served with Tzatziki or Hummus or with a Greek Salad and, or some grains. The Lebanese 7 spice make these taste amazing and so different from a traditional Italian meatball. We even freeze them for meals on nights that we won't have time to make them. They freeze quite well.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 160 kcal


  • 1/2 Lb Ground Chicken
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley
  • 1 Tbsp 7 Spice Ground Cinnamon, Allspice, Coriander, Allspice, Nutmeg, Cumin and Black Pepper
  • 1/4 Onion
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Mint
  • 1 Pinch Red Pepper Flake
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg Yolk


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F
  • Place a cooling rack directly on a baking sheet
  • Place the onion in the food processor
  • Add the parsley
  • Add the mint
  • Add the red pepper flake
  • Add the 7 spice and salt
  • Pulse until everything is chopped and incorporated
  • Add the ground chicken
  • Add the egg
  • Pulse until mixed, do not over process
  • Add 1/4 of the bread crumb and test the stickiness of the mixture. If it is too sticky to roll, add the other 1/4 of the bread crumbs
  • Remove the blade from the food processor and scoop one small handful at a time, roll the meat into balls by cupping the meat and moving both hand in opposite directions over the meat.
  • Place each ball approximately an inch apart to allow air to circulate around the entire surface.
  • Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20-25 minutes depending on the size of your balls. Internal temperature must reach 165 degrees F for the balls to be cooked properly.
  • Remove from the oven and place on your serving tray or plates



We served these with homemade hummus and pita. These would be good with Tzatziki sauce or a Greek salad.


Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 13gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.04gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 462mgPotassium: 405mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 1034IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg
Keyword chicken, easy, family, Healthy, Mediteranean
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