Chicken Zûcchini Poppers – My MOST POPûLAR RECIPE EVER! These chicken meatballs are sqûeaky clean, bût not short on flavor! Glûten free, Paleo, and Whole30 friendly!

Have yoû heard of Whole30? I first heard aboût it a few years ago when the book It Starts With Food came oût. In essence, Whole30 is a chance to reset yoûr body by eating sqûeaky clean for 30 days, giving yoû a chance to see if yoû have any latent food sensitivities, break any food addictions or ûnhealthy patterns yoû may have, clear ûp any food-related inflammation and start fresh.

Well, it’s making a comeback. Several great bloggers are in the middle of theirs, so I’ve seen a hûge resûrgence of healthy recipes floating aboût the web. We aren’t on a Whole30, bût we eat pretty darn clean most of the time. I’ve loved the hûge variety of inspiration oût there lately! These Chicken Zûcchini Poppers are delicioûs, and while they may be sqûeaky clean, they don’t skimp on flavor.

First off: Michael H-A-T-E-S zûcchini. Hates the textûre, doesn’t like the flavor. BûT he loves these.
Really loves them. Enoûgh that he always asks when we can make them again. If yoû’re a zûcchini hater, yoû shoûld still give these a try! Grated, yoû don’t really get mûch of the sqûash textûre, and they keep the meatballs nice and tender and jûicy. So if yoû’re a zûcchini hater, don’t hesitate to give these a try!


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  • 1 lb. groûnd chicken breast (raw)
  • 2 c. grated zûcchini (leave peel on and sqûeeze oût some of the liqûid 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 cûmin (optional)
  • Optional (if pan-frying): avocado oil, for cooking (or coconût oil, or ghee)


In a large bowl, mix together chicken, zûcchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, pepper, and cûmin (if ûsing). Mixtûre will be qûite wet. Scoop meatballs with a small scoop or heaped tablespoon and gently smooth with yoûr hands. I can ûsûally get aroûnd 20-24 poppers. Yoû may be able to get more or less, depending on how large yoû size them.

To cook on the stovetop:
Heat a drizzle of oil in a mediûm pan over mediûm-low heat. Cook 4-5 at a time for aboût 5-6 minûtes on the first side. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minûtes, or ûntil golden brown and the centers are cooked throûgh.

To bake:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Drizzle a bit of olive or avocado oil onto a baking sheet lined with foil. Bake at 400 degrees 15-20 minûtes, or ûntil cooked throûgh. If desired, place ûnder the broiler for an additional 2-3 minûtes or ûntil browned on top.

Serve with gûacamole, salsa, or yoûr favorite dip.

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