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Greek 7-Layer Dip

By Emma :

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Greek 7-Layer Dip

Oh, how grateful I am to have such a wonderful community of readers who share my passion for exploring delightful, easy-to-make dishes from around the world! Today, I’m absolutely thrilled to introduce you to a recipe that is as colorful as it is delicious: the Greek 7-Layer Dip. This dish not only packs a punch of Mediterranean flavor but also comes together in a breeze, making it the perfect addition to your party menu or a cozy night in!

Ingredients

For these scrumptious meatballs, you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the sticky sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (adjust based on your heat preference)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

How to Make Greek 7-Layer Dip

Step 1: Mix the Meatballs

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix until just combined—be careful not to overwork the meat.

Step 2: Shape and Cook

Shape the mixture into meatballs, about the size of a golf ball. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the meatballs until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Step 3: Make the Sauce

In the same skillet, combine the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha. Mix the cornstarch with water and pour into the skillet, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy.

Step 4: Combine and Serve

Add the cooked meatballs back to the skillet and toss them in the sauce until they are well coated. Sprinkle with additional sliced green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired.

Helpful Tips

  • Chill Before Serving: Letting the dip sit for a while in the fridge not only cools it but also allows the flavors to develop more deeply.
  • Even Layers: Try to keep the layers even for a beautiful presentation and to ensure every scoop gets a bit of each layer.

Substitutions/Variations

  • Vegan Version: Use vegan yogurt and skip the feta cheese or use a vegan alternative.
  • Add Protein: Mix in some shredded chicken or chickpeas between the layers for added protein.
  • Spicy Kick: Add a sprinkle of red chili flakes or a dash of hot sauce over the top layer for those who love a bit of heat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this dip ahead of time?

Absolutely! Prepare the dip up to a day in advance and keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

What can I serve with Greek 7-Layer Dip?

This dip pairs wonderfully with pita chips, crisp cucumber slices, carrot sticks, or bell pepper strips.

Storage Instructions

Store any leftover dip covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. The ingredients might release some water over time, so give it a gentle stir before serving again.

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Greek 7-Layer Dip

Greek 7-Layer Dip


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  • Author: Emma
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Description

Dear foodie friends, if you’ve been on the hunt for a dish that can truly bring a smile to your face and joy to your dinner table, look no further! Today, I’m so excited to share with you a recipe that’s become a fast favorite around my house: Sticky Chicken Meatballs. These little delights are not only packed with flavor but are also perfect for everything from a simple family dinner to your next big gathering. So let’s dive right into this wonderfully sticky and absolutely delicious adventure!


Ingredients

Scale

For these scrumptious meatballs, you’ll need:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

For the sticky sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (adjust based on your heat preference)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water

Instructions

Step 1: Mix the Meatballs

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, ginger, green onions, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix until just combined—be careful not to overwork the meat.

Step 2: Shape and Cook

Shape the mixture into meatballs, about the size of a golf ball. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the meatballs until golden brown on all sides and cooked through, about 10-12 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

Step 3: Make the Sauce

In the same skillet, combine the honey, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and sriracha. Mix the cornstarch with water and pour into the skillet, stirring constantly until the sauce thickens and becomes glossy.

Step 4: Combine and Serve

Add the cooked meatballs back to the skillet and toss them in the sauce until they are well coated. Sprinkle with additional sliced green onions and a sprinkle of sesame seeds if desired.

Notes

  • Handling the Meat: To prevent the meatballs from sticking to your hands while shaping them, wet your hands with cold water periodically.
  • Adjusting the Sauce: Feel free to tweak the spiciness of the sauce by adjusting the amount of sriracha, or add a bit of brown sugar for a deeper sweetness.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Pan Frying
  • Cuisine: Asian-Inspired

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: About 4-5 meatballs
  • Calories: Approximately 320 calories
  • Sugar: 10 grams
  • Sodium: 800 mg
  • Fat: 15 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 3.5 grams
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9 grams
  • Trans Fat: 0 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 0 grams
  • Fiber: 1 gram
  • Protein: 25 grams
  • Cholesterol: 125 grams

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