Introducing the Best Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Bowl: A Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Egg-Free Delight. Are you craving a wholesome and flavorful meal that draws inspiration from the vibrant cuisine of the Mediterranean? Look no further. This delightful dish not only tantalizes your taste buds but also caters to various dietary preferences, as it is gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Imagine savoring succulent chicken meatballs infused with a harmonious blend of Mediterranean flavors, spices, and herbs. Each bite is a symphony of aromatic sensations that transport you to the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean. And that’s not all – my bowl is carefully crafted to be both healthy and delicious, making it the perfect choice for those seeking a nourishing meal. Whether you follow a gluten-free, dairy-free, or egg-free diet, or simply enjoy exploring new and flavorful dishes, my Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Bowl is a must-try!
Why You’ll Love This Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Bowl
It is bursting with flavor!
This bowl is a great way to switch up your lunch or dinner.
It is easily adaptable.
All you need to make this Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Bowl is a baking sheet, mixing bowl and a pot.
Ingredients Needed for the Best Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Bowl
Rice: I used white rice here because it’s my favorite! I like to use quick cook white rice because it makes the process easier. I buy all of my gluten-free and dairy-free staples from Thrive Market because they have great prices and they deliver right to your doorstep! If you use my link, you can get 40% off your first order. If you are looking for another hack to speed up the process, purchase frozen rice!
Ground Chicken: I purchase organic whenever I can!
Avocado Oil: I love the Chosen Foods brand. I usually grab this from Thrive Market as well!
Garlic: I love the flavor this adds to the meatballs. Garlic also has so many health benefits!
Salt: My favorite salt is Redmond Real Salt because it has great ingredients and there are no unnecessary fillers. If you use my discount code LESSWITHLAUR you can get 15% off their website.
Dill: I have been loving using fresh dill lately! Dill is a good source of several essential vitamins and minerals and it is rich in antioxidants.
Lemon: Adding the juice from 1/4 lemon into the meatballs gives them a refreshing flavor!
Gluten-Free Flour: I typically use Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Flour in my recipes, but you can opt for a nut-free flour as well!
Red Onion: I like to add these to the meatballs as well for extra flavor and benefits. Red onions are rich in quercetin and also antioxidants.
Hummus: You can use store-bought hummus here, but I LOVE making my own hummus. There is just something about homemade hummus that cannot be beaten. I also have a sesame allergy, so I have created a sesame-free hummus recipe.
Bowl Toppings: I used cucumbers, tomatoes, green onion, red onion, dill and pea shoots to top my bowl! If you have histamine issues, definitely omit the tomatoes. The pea shoots are a great source of DAO, which can help break down histamine in the body so you can flush it out safely. Feel free to swap out for another type of microgreen if this does not apply to you or you prefer a different varietal!
How to Make This Delicious Chicken Meatball Bowl
Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground chicken, garlic, salt, dill, avocado oil, flour and red onion in a bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned. Option to broil at the end. While the meatballs are cooking, cook your rice according to the package and chop your veggies. Assemble your bowl with rice on the bottom and top it with meatballs, veggies and hummus. Enjoy!
Substitutions and Variations
Feel free to substitute in any vegetables you prefer for this bowl! Get creative!
These chicken meatballs can be stored for up to 4 days in the refrigerator or feel free to freeze them as well!
Make sure to try these gluten-free and dairy-free lunch/dinner ideas next:
How to Make the Best Mediterranean Chicken Meatball Bowl
- 1 package ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/4 cup gluten-free flour or breadcrumbs
- 2 tbsp fresh dill
- Dash salt
- 2 tbsp avocado oil
- 1/4 lemon, juice
- 1/3 red onion, finely chopped + more for bowl
- 1 package hummus (or homemade)
- 1 cucumber, finely chopped
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup microgreens
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Combine ground chicken, garlic, salt, dill, avocado oil, flour and red onion in a bowl.
- Roll into 1 inch balls and place on baking sheet. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until browned. Option to broil at the end.
- While the meatballs are cooking, cook your rice according to the package and chop your veggies.
- Assemble your bowl with rice on the bottom and top it with meatballs, veggies and hummus. Enjoy!