Chicken Zucchini Poppers – My MOST POPULAR RECIPE EVER! These chicken meatballs are squeaky clean, yet not short on flavor! Gluten free, Paleo, and Whole30 well disposed!

Try not to avoid this progression. Crushing the fluid out of your zucchini is *really* vital here. Why? Indeed, zucchini has a ton of dampness (which is one of the reason these poppers are so extraordinary), yet in the event that you don't press out a portion of that fluid, your meatballs/poppers will have a harder time staying together and on the off chance that you sauté them, you risk them burning and going to pieces.

Searing versus Heating. My most loved approach to make these is to sauté them. I'm not utilizing a huge amount of oil here– sufficiently only to cover the base of the dish. I utilize my cast-iron skillet for an extremely pleasant searing impact and keep the warmth on the low end. That will enable the poppers to dark colored while as yet sufficiently enabling time for the focuses to cook. Preparing is *really* advantageous and quick, so I do that bounty too. Do whichever works for you!

Varieties. This formula is an amazing base formula. Throughout the years, individuals have made it with pork, hamburger, turkey… even venison! Utilize your top choice. I likewise list the cumin here as discretionary. It gives these a tex-mex enhance that is incredible with salsa, farm, and guacamole. In any case. You can likewise effectively swap the flavors by exchanging the cilantro for basil to give these a mediterranean vibe. They're extraordinary with my most loved pasta sauce and noodles, or you can utilize parsley or dill for other flavor blends!

Can't discover ground chicken? Attempt this. I get ground chicken bosom at Sprouts, however when it's not in stock, I make my own by purchasing boneless skinless chicken bosom (or thighs) and beating them in a sustenance processor until it's ground and no huge pieces remain. It's one additional progression, yet it works incredible!




  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast (raw)
  • 2 c. grated zucchini (leave peel on and squeeze out some of the liquid with paper towels or a clean kitchen towel)
  • 2–3 green onions, sliced
  • 3–4 Tbsp cilantro, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 3/4 tsp cumin (optional)
  • Optional (if pan-frying): avocado oil, for cooking (or coconut oil, or ghee)


  1. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, and cumin (if using). 
  2. Mixture will be quite wet. Scoop meatballs with a small scoop or heaped tablespoon and gently smooth with your hands. I can usually get around 20-24 poppers. You may be able to get more or less, depending on how large you size them.

To cook on the stovetop:

  1. Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium pan over medium-low heat. 
  2. Cook 4-5 at a time for about 5-6 minutes on the first side. 
  3. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown and the centers are cooked through.

To bake:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
  2. Drizzle a bit of olive or avocado oil onto a baking sheet lined with foil. 
  3. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minutes, or until cooked through. If desired, place under the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned on top.
  4. Serve with guacamole, salsa, or your favorite dip.

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