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Switching up the average weeknight dinner with these Chicken Meatball Pita Bowls with Seasoned Fries and Feta. These fun bowls are the perfect weeknight dinner…simple, healthy, and delicious! Sheet pan Greek-inspired chicken meatballs, served up bowl style with creamy avocado sauce, and addictingly delicious seasoned fries. Truly one of those dinners that everyone at the table will love…unique and most importantly, delicious.

overhead photo of Chicken Meatball Pita Bowls with Seasoned Fries and Feta

Happy March everyone! It feels so weird that it’s already March. My dad just said the other night that it feels like this winter is flying by. It’s crazy that we’ll soon be entering spring. I have to say, I agree with him, but I’m not complaining. I cannot wait for spring flowers!

Anyway, I really wanted to kick Monday off with a recipe that was healthy, but fun. This isn’t a thirty-minute recipe, so I’m sorry for that. I try so hard to keep things QUICK, but sometimes things need a bit more time to cook, you know? Don’t worry though, the extra effort is worth it in the end.

So the inspiration behind this recipe?

It was the fries! Well, the fries and the pita. I am currently very obsessed with both, but mainly it’s the fries. I discovered a new way of baking them and they are perfect. So, I put them together in a bowl with Greek seasoned meatballs, fresh pita, and multiple sauces. It ended up being such a fun and completely delicious dinner!

prep photo of Seasoned Fries in bowl

To make these bowls, start with the fries.

Oh, these fries. To be honest, these fries really deserve their own recipe. They are DELICIOUS. I discovered this method of cooking oven fries just last week and have decided it’s the best way to make homemade french fries.

And also? The easiest.

All you have to do is slice the potatoes into fries, toss them with oil and a pinch of salt. Then roast them up in the oven until they’re crispy and tender. The key to a crisp oven-baked fry is to be sure not to overcrowd the baking sheet. If you have too many potatoes crowding the pan, the fries will steam instead of getting crispy.

While the fries bake, mix the seasonings. Just some paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne. All things you should have in the pantry. As soon as the fries come out of the oven, toss them with the spices. The heat from the fries will “activate” the flavors within the spices and leave you with the most delicious crispy, well seasoned French fry.

These are addicting…you might just think about doubling the recipe.

Chicken Meatballs on baking sheet

While that’s happening, make the meatballs.

I seasoned the ground chicken with shallots, garlic, smoked paprika, and plenty of fresh oregano, then rolled them into balls. Typically when I make meatballs I keep the mix very simple and opt out of using any kind of egg or breadcrumb. I know this is a little disputable, but I really don’t find the egg or breadcrumbs to be needed, especially with a chicken meatball.

Once the meatballs are formed, the rest is pretty simple. Throw them on a sheet pan and roast them up alongside the fries. By the time the fries finish up, the meatballs should be close to being finished as well.

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And finally, the avocado sauce.

For the creamy avocado sauce, I simply threw avocado, yogurt, jalapeños, and fresh basil into a blender and pureed until smooth. It adds a nice creamy, spicy element to each bowl.

What’s amazing about this recipe is that even though it’s loaded with flavor and texture, it’s actually quite simple. BUT from the looks of the ingredient list, you might think otherwise. Don’t worry, it really is easy. There’s just a lot of dry spices involved. As mentioned, the meatballs roast on a baking sheet, while the fries are cooking as well…and your goddess sauce just needs a blend. By the time the meatballs are done cooking, everything else should be ready and all you’ll need to do is assemble.

Simple, quick, light, healthy, delicious, and pretty much the most perfect weeknight dinner.

If you want to add a little fry sauce, I’d recommend that too. Never enough sauce as we always say around here.

Chicken Meatball Pita Bowls with Seasoned Fries and Feta | halfbakedharvest.com

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Lastly, if you make these Chicken Meatball Pita Bowls with Seasoned Fries and Feta be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chicken Meatball Pita Bowls with Seasoned Fries and Feta

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 473 kcal

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Ingredients

Seasoned Fries

Meatballs

Avocado Sauce

  • 1 large avocado, halved
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded, if desired
  • juice of 1 lemon

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
    2. Toss the potatoes, olives oil, and a pinch of salt together on a large baking sheet. Spread the fries in an even layer. Do not overcrowd the pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes, then flip and bake for 15 minutes more.
    3. Meanwhile, make the meatballs. Add the chicken, shallot, garlic, oregano, paprika, cumin, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix until just combined. Coat your hands with a bit of oil, roll the meat into rounded tablespoon-size balls (will make 14-15 meatballs). Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. The mix will be wet, but it will firm up in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are crisp and cooked through.
    4. Finish the fries. In a small bowl, combine the paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Remove the fries from the oven and immediately toss with the seasonings. Season to taste with salt.
    5. To make the avocado sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt.
    6. To serve, spread the avocado onto plates. Add the pita, lettuce, feta, fries, and meatballs. Sprinkle with sea salt.

Notes

Fry Sauce: mix 1/2 cup avocado oil mayo, 1-2 tablespoons ketchup, 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika, and a pinch each of cayenne and salt. Add a splash of pickle brine, if desired to thin slightly. It adds a little tang. 

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  1. 5 stars
    The whole family really enjoyed this meal! Everything was flavorful, but lets talk about those fries! DELICIOUS!!! and that fry sauce! OMG! Loved it. You need to create a burger with all those flavors 😉

    1. Hey Kristie,
      Fantastic! I am so glad you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday:) xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    I cannot wait to try this!! Can you make the meatballs ahead of time or you think they won’t taste as good? Thanks!

    1. Hey Nicole,
      I think it would be fine to make the meatballs ahead of time:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  3. 5 stars
    I made this last night for my family and even my 5 year old loved it! I made whipped feta instead of the avocado sauce because I was out of avocado and it was delicious. I will try the avocado sauce with it next time because I will for sure be making it again!

    1. Hey Alexis,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, I am so glad you enjoyed it! Have a great weekend!! xxTieghan

    1. Hey Diana,
      Awesome!! I am thrilled that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for giving it a go! xTieghan

  4. 5 stars
    I love this recipe! It’s super simple thanks to baking the meatballs and I love the sauce! Thanks for another amazing weeknight recipe 🙂

    1. Hey Alexis,
      So great to hear! Love that this recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for making it! Have a great week🌟 xTieghan

    1. Hey Faith,
      Totally, either of those would be fantastic! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Michele,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    The fries are what makes the 5!
    I have done oven roasted potatoes many many times but these baked fries are 100% make sure they are all spaced out as instructed. The spice combo is delish! The meatballs are also moist and flavorful. I served with Nan and lettuce . Wish there was a tomato component? In summer May serve with sliced tomato and some olives. Was easy and great for a weeknight! 100% delish! Oh and the sauce was good too! Mmmm

    1. Hey Ursula,
      Thanks a bunch for giving this recipe a try, I am thrilled that it was enjoyed! Have a great week:) xTieghan

  6. Hi! So excited to make this. I know it’s not in the recipe – do you recommend soaking the sliced potatoes in water to pull out starch for crispiness?

    Thanks you for all your wonderful recipes!

    1. Hey Lauren,
      I never soak my potatoes, so you should be good following the recipe as is:) Let me know how they turn out! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This was so easy to make and super tasty. The avocado sauce was a huge hit for the little one…she started eating spoon fulls of it.

    1. Hey Ashley,
      I am delighted that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it! Happy Friday💕 xTieghan

  8. The ingredients from the chicken, the avocado sauce and the pita all compliment each other so well. I did add the tbsp of Dijon mustard to the chicken meatballs. I couldn’t find fresh basil at my grocery store, so I went with basil seasoning and I think it worked out okay.

    I wasn’t quite sure how to assemble and didn’t use the bed of greens.

    That fry sauce is everything! And so is the fry seasoning. Delish!

    1. Hey Meagan,
      Awesome, I love to hear that the recipe was enjoyed and thanks so much for giving it a try! xTieghan

  9. 4 stars
    I think it’s the nature of the meat, but the meatballs turned out pretty dry. But aside from that . . . THE FRY SEASONING! I’m going to make a huge batch and put it on everything. This was a great, fresh, healthy meal for us. Thank you, Tieghan!

  10. 5 stars
    So, so good. Especially those fries. Even my picky eater liked this one! I can’t wait to make it again.

    1. Hey Regina,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    My husband said this is the best new recipe I’ve tried in a while! The meatballs were packed with flavor! I substituted lactose free sour cream for the Greek yogurt in the avocado sauce and it was DELICIOUS! I will be putting this in the lineup for meals in the future. We had a great big salad with arugula & mixed greens and tossed those with a little avocado sauce too.

    1. Hey Sara,
      I am thrilled to hear this recipe was enjoyed. Thanks so much for giving it a try. Have a great week! xTieghan

  12. Hi this looks so good. Will definitely try that but I cant eat avocado can I swipe it for another sauce. If so do you have recommandations?

    1. Hey Valerie,
      You could use extra herbs and yogurt in place of the avocado. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jamie,
      Yes, regular mayo will work just fine here. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  13. 3 stars
    We made the meatballs in this recipe. I knew ground chicken would be bland. I think perhaps more seasoning or something was needed. I read doing a half teaspoon of white vinegar can help with flavoring for ground chicken…
    My mom loved the avocado sauce (and she hates any kidn of spice) though we cut the jalapeño to half and made an almost double recipe. I was trying to think of more spices to put in. Maybe fennel? Also, I thre the feta in with the chicken mixture so there were little pieces of feta in the balls.

    1. Hey Ellen,
      So sorry you did not enjoy this recipe, please let me know if I can help in anyway! xTieghan

  14. 5 stars
    I made this two nights in a row! It’s so delicious!! I had frozen tater tots so I air fried those and tossed them in the fry seasoning ! OMG heaven! Thank you for such an amazing recipe! 🙂

    1. Hey Lauren,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, it makes me so happy that it was enjoyed. Happy Friday! xTieghan

  15. 4 stars
    Made this last night, super easy recipe and it was delicious. My hubby and son were a bit unsure of the “green sauce”, but once they tried it ……wow!!! it was amazing. My kids do not like Feta, so on their portion I used Queso Fresco….delicious.

    1. Hey Jennifer,
      Thanks so much for making this recipe, it makes me so happy that it was enjoyed. Happy Friday! xTieghan

  16. 3 stars
    Good, but not incredible. The flavors were definitely there if you combined everything together, but I found the meatballs to be a little dry. Maybe because I’m not used to ground chicken? The fries were great and I loved the extra sauce for them! I found this meal was best if you scooped everything up in the pita and ate it that way.

  17. 5 stars
    Soooo good and simple!! Easy recipe that packs flavor!! Pretty healthy, super satisfying and fun. Love love

  18. I want to make this! Do you have a pita and/or naan recipe that you like? Everything I have tried of yours is amazing! Thank you!

  19. Hello! I saw in your video you add Dijon mustard to the meatballs. How much should we add and what flavor does it bring? 🙂

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Sherish,
      If you want to add the mustard I would use about 1 tablespoon, it adds a little tang to the meatballs. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  20. March in the UK has started off with lots of sunshine and warmer temperatures and this recipe looks delicious, so I think that I will give it a whirl for this evening.

    1. Hey Suzanne,
      I think cauliflower would work well in place of the meatballs! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  21. 5 stars
    My family devoured the chicken meatball pita bowls w/ spicy fries and avocado sauce! The combination of the creamy avocado and the spicy fries was sooo good. I loved the variety on cooking the chicken. Those meatballs were so flavorful. The best part about this dinner was my 23 year old son’s comment: “mom, I don’t mean this to sound negative in any way, but you have really upped your cooking since I was a kid… actually since last year really!”
    I took it as a compliment:) I can’t thank you enough for your delish and creative recipes. They are easy to follow and totally doable! Your IG story’s with the step by step videos are so helpful. I have told everyone I know to follow you😁

    1. Hey Terry,
      I would recommend using the fry sauce listed in the recipe notes:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Thanks Hope! Yes ground turkey would work well:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  22. will be making this soon with few subs will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya