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Greek-style chicken meatball soup – Yuvarlakia

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Greek-style chicken meatball soup – Yuvarlakia


For the chicken meatball soup

  • Grate the onion, the garlic, and add them into a bowl. Alternatively, add the onion and the garlic into a bowl with water or squeeze them well with your hands to remove the excess moisture.
  • In the bowl add the ground chicken, the dill and the mint finely chopped, the cumin, rice, salt, pepper, olive oil, and mix well.
  • Shape the mixture into 25-30 meatballs and arrange them on the bottom of a pot.
  • Add the water, chicken bouillon cube, lemon peels, bay leaf, and transfer over medium-low heat. 
  • Cover with the lid and simmer for 25-30 minutes. 

For the egg-lemon sauce

  • In a bowl add the lemon zest and juice, the egg yolks, salt, pepper, and whisk well.
  • Add the corn starch and whisk. 
  • Add the stock from the pot very slowly into the bowl, whisking constantly. Be careful to pour the stock very slowly.
  • Transfer the whole mixture back into the pot and put it on the stove.
  • Gently shake the pot and, once the egg-lemon sauce comes to a boil, remove the pot from the heat. 
  • Add the dill and serve with dill, pepper, olive oil, and lemon slices.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
14 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
14 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
10 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
9 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
2 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
44 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
6 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
18 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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