With the abundance of zucchini that is currently happening in our garden this very moment, I have been searching for zucchini recipes, and not necessarily treats like breads or muffins. Last summer I made savory zucchini cups, which were similar to zucchini fritters except baked in a muffin tin. They were good, but not out of this world. I wanted to incorporate the zucchini into a meatball in some way and created this delicious recipe. They are so quick and easy to make and the kids love them!

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Chicken & Zucchini Poppers

Yields: 20 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 cups zucchini (shredded)
  • ½ cup cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 scallions (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • cooking oil (olive oil, coconut oil, ghee)


  1. Add ground chicken or turkey, shredded zucchini, cilantro, scallions, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well with hands.
  3. Form into bite-size balls and place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake at 400º for 20 minutes. Turn once halfway through baking time.
  5. These can also be cooked in a skillet on the stovetop with a little olive oil, coconut oil or ghee.
  6. Serve as an appetizer, snack, or for dinner atop some spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles.

Have you made anything awesome with zucchini this season?



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