Chicken Zucchini Poppers
This dish couldn’t be any more versatile—our chicken zucchini poppers can be dressed up or down to fit any occasion and they’re easily served with a dipping sauce of your choice. Ketchup, barbecue sauce, mustard or our chipotle dipping sauce will all do the trick!
Ground chicken is a great ingredient but it can turn out dry, especially when baking it in the oven. This is why we added grated zucchini. You’ll not only succeed in sneaking veggies into this delicious snack, but they’ll help add moisture to the finished product.
We included the option for adding finely minced jalapeno if you like it hot—and trust us when we say it will not disappoint! These poppers will practically fly off the tray once they’re served.
Chicken Zucchini Poppers Recipe
- 2 cups zucchini, grated, skins on (about 2 small)
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1/4 yellow onion, finely minced or grated
- 1 jalapeño, seeded and finely minced (optional)
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 2 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix zucchini, chicken, onion, jalapeno, garlic, salt, paprika and pepper together until completely combined.
- Scoop heaping tablespoons onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet spacing at least 1" apart—just like making cookies.
- Bake 18–20 minutes until centers are firm. Remove poppers from oven, move the oven rack to the top position then set oven to broil. While broiler is heating, sprinkle tops of each popper with a bit of Parmesan cheese. Return to oven to broil until tops are light brown and crispy.
- Serve alone or with your favorite dipping sauce. Enjoy!
These were yummy. I am not sure what happened with the previous reviewer’s oven because I did not have any problem whatsoever. This was a great appetizer for Sunday, dinner and football.
I followed the recipe exactly, but for a couple I did try putting Mexican cheese on instead of Parmesan and it was a nice addition.
Easy to make but a mess to clean up. My nice clean oven had a huge burnt-on blob of something that must have over-run the baking sheet. The baking sheet had a lot of burnt-on goo but I managed to get it clean. Next step will be trying to clean my oven – an unpleasant job. Sorry to give this recipe such a low rating but I will never make these again.