Macro Monday Recipe - Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

CrossFit Soda City Macro Monday Recipe 3/6/2023 Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs Columbia, South Carolina
March 6, 2023
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Macro Monday Recipe


Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs

Nutritional Facts

Yields: 6 servings

Calories: 237

Carbohydrates: 11g

Protein: 28g

Fat: 9g


• 1 large red onion, cut into wedges

• 6 to 7 Roma tomatoes, quartered or cut into wedges

• 3 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves, divided

• Olive oil

• Salt

• 1 ½ lb ground chicken or ground turkey

• 3 garlic cloves, minced

• 1 egg, beaten

• ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

• ⅓ cup plain bread crumbs

• 2 teaspoon dry oregano

• ½ teaspoon sweet paprika

• Black pepper

• 1 cup fresh chopped parsley


1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and lightly brush a large sheet pan with extra virgin olive oil.

2. In a large mixing bowl, add the sliced onions and tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and about 1 ½ teaspoon fresh thyme (leave the rest of the thyme for later). Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil and toss to combine. Transfer to the prepared sheet-pan and spread well.

3. In the same mixing bowl, now prepare the chicken meatball mixture. Add ground chicken, garlic, egg, remaining 1 ½ teaspoon thyme, Parmesan cheese, and bread crumbs. Add oregano, paprika, pinch of salt and black pepper, and 1 cup fresh chopped parsley. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil. Using clean hands, mix well until the mixture is well-combined.

4. Form the mixture into small chicken meatballs about 1 ½ tablespoon each. Arrange the chicken meatballs on the same sheet pan with the tomatoes and onions (nestle them in between the veggies, making sure not to crowd the meatballs.)

5. Bake for 30 minutes or so, or until meatballs begin to turn a golden brown and the tomatoes collapse. (If after they've baked, you'd like a little more color to your meatballs, you can remove them from the oven briefly and brush the meatballs with extra virgin olive oil. Turn oven heat up to 450 degrees F and return the meatballs to the oven for 5 more minutes or so, watch carefully.)

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