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Chicken Zucchini Poppers served on white plate with side of guacamole
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Chicken Zucchini Poppers

These chicken zucchini poppers make for an incredibly delicious healthy meal, appetizer or snack with a ton of flavor. They’re packed with protein and veggies (especially great for kids who hate eating their vegetables) and are super easy to make!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Justin Coit


  • 1 lb. ground chicken breast or ground chicken thigh.
  • 2 c. grated zucchini
  • 2-3 green onions sliced
  • 3-4 Tbsp cilantro minced
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil

Super Fast Guacamole

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp water or more depending on how you like your guac
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a large bowl, mix together chicken, zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper. The mixture will be quite wet. Form chicken balls with your hands. It's ok if the mixture feels a bit sticky, that's usually how ground chicken feels.
  • Heat the grapeseed oil in a medium pan over medium-low heat. Cook 4-5 at a time for about 5-6 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until the outside of the balls are a nice golden brown. I like to cover the pan a little in between turning the balls over because it creates an oven effect and allows you to cook the inside of the meat without burning the outside.

For the super fast guacamole...

  • Remove the skin of the avocado and smash it with a fork in a small bowl.
  • Combine with garlic powder, onion powder, water, and salt. Mix around with a fork until you have achieved your desired amount of smooth vs chunky. Enjoy!


Serving: 6poppers | Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 660mg | Potassium: 917mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Vitamin C: 22.8mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1.5mg