Great Tastes of Manitoba

Spicy Lemon Chicken Bites

18 mins
Prep: 10 mins | Cook: 8 mins | Servings: 10-14 bites

Ingredients

  • 1 lb (500 g) ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely minced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) EACH dried oregano, dried basil and red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground white pepper
  • Zest of one lemon
  • Juice of half lemon

Dill & Mint Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup (250 mL) Greek or Balkan style yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) EACH finely chopped fresh mint and dill
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. In large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
  2. Form mixture into 2-inch patties, about 1/4-inch thick.
  3. Place on a greased baking sheet and broil for 6-8 minutes, turning once or until cooked through.
  4. Serve chicken bites with yogurt dipping sauce as an appetizer or stuff into mini pita pockets with tomato, cucumber and a little of the sauce.
  5. Chicken mixture can also be made into meatballs or burger sized patties.

Dill & Mint Yogurt Sauce:

  1. Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until needed. Sauce will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.

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