Chicken Poppers

Adapted from a delicious recipe from another low carb diet, if you love regular chicken poppers this is a fantastic healthy substitute. If you do not like zucchini let us know in the comments what we could use instead.


1 lb. ground chicken breast
2c grated zucchini
2-3 green onions, sliced
3-4 Tbsp cilantro, minced
1 clove garlic
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
½ tsp cumin


Toss chicken with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper (and cumin, if using). Mixture will be quite wet.
To cook on the stovetop:
Heat a drizzle of olive oil in a medium pan over medium heat. Use a small scoop or a heaped tablespoon to scoop meatballs into the pan. Cook 8-10 at a time for about 5-6 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown and the centers are cooked through.
To bake:
Drizzle a bit of olive or avocado oil onto a baking sheet. Scoop meatballs onto the greased pan. Drizzle a bit of additional oil over the meatballs. Bake at 400 degrees 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through. If desired, place under the broiler for an additional 2-3 minutes or until browned on top.
Serve with guacamole, salsa, or your favorite dip.

Average: 4.1 (70 votes)


pampenney's picture

Can't wait to try this

Katybeth64's picture

Looking forward to this

Lauri's picture

Rave reviews from kids and adults!

Bfancher1's picture

Can’t wait to try this recipe!

Sxf134's picture

gotta try this one!

Kimmykgirl's picture

Would this be good phase 1

Lulu's picture

I would think it would be fine without the guacamole!

Sue Smith's picture

My husband loves Mexican and we haven't had it since being on this life style change!

kcutler26's picture

How would I measure this to go toward the daily veggie, meat limit?