Chicken Zucchini Poppers

Recipe is from Janeva’s Ideal Recipes


14 oz. ground chicken or turkey
1 c. grated zucchini, peel on
1T. minced jalapeno pepper (optional)
1 egg lightly beaten
1/4 c. +3 T. minced green onion
3 T. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. minced garlic
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cumin
4 tsp. olive oil (for frying)


Microwave zucchini and jalapeno pepper on high 1 min. Press with a paper towel to absorb as much moisture as possible. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, except olive oil. Mix together until just incorporated. Using hands, form oval shaped meatballs, making 12 poppers. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a large frying pan over med/medium high heat. Add poppers when hot. Brown on all sides, approximately 6-7 mins. total; turn heat down to med/low and cover. Cook another 8-10 min or until poppers are cooked through. Continue to turn poppers as necessary during cooking to brown all sides evenly. Season with additional salt and pepper before serving.