One Pot Greek Meatballs + Orzo



1 lb ground chicken or turkey

2 tbsp (fresh squeezed) lemon juice

1 egg, whisked

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs or almond flour

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp dried oregano

1/2 tsp sea salt

pinch black pepper



2 cups orzo

4 cups broth or water

hefty pinch sea salt (if broth is not seasoned)

2 cups baby spinach, lightly chopped

1/4 cup feta (set aside)



1. To make the meatballs: Combine all ingredients well. Mixture will be sticky. Using damp hands, divide into balls and set aside.


2. In a high-bottomed saute pan, combine orzo, broth and sea salt. Mix well. Place meatballs on top of orzo. Bring to a rolling simmer. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Cook for 15 minutes, until most liquid is absorbed and meatballs are cooked through.


3. Stir spinach into orzo. Cover and cook another 2 minutes to wilt. Top with feta and serve.