Chicken Poppers


I have been working with my naturopath recently to figure out some of my stomach issues, along with my anxiety. We did a full food panel and what do you know, it showed several sensitivities: egg, gluten, dairy, yeast, cranberry, tomatoes and soy. Sweet! Haha. She wants me to remove all of these from my diet for 30 days and then start reintroducing them. This has been so overwhelming. I tend to find recipes that have no dairy, but then they have egg, etc. I spent the day at Barnes and Noble to which I was shocked at how many cookbooks have NO pictures of the food. We eat with our eyes! I need pictures! So, I have decided that I will start getting more creative in the kitchen and share more recipes here - and maybe one day, publish my own cookbook - with pictures on EVERY page haha.

I made these chicken poppers yesterday and continued to experiment with them today! They are so good and my boys loved them too! #momwin

Recipe modified from: Unbound Wellness


  • 1 pound of ground chicken (I used 96% fat free)

  • 2 cups of shredded zucchini (I used a thick cheese grater)

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp coconut flour

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp onion powder

  • 1 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 tsp chili powder


  1. Add all ingredients to a bowl. Tip: put the zucchini in between a few paper towels to remove some of the excess water.

  2. Mix ingredients well.

  3. Form chicken mixture into one inch balls and then flatten.

  4. There are two cooking options: air fryer or an oven:

    1. AIR FRYER: Place the chicken poppers in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Shake the fryer every 5 minutes so the poppers flip over. This method will get your poppers more crispy than the oven!

    2. OVEN: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place poppers on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Cook for 25 minutes and then broil for the last 5 minutes.

PORTION FIX: 1/4 of the recipe is equal to 1 red and 1/4 green.
2B MINDSET: This is a perfect option for dinner or lunch! 

TIP: Feel free to add in other veggies like carrots, squash, etc! Works great with sweet potatoes too!