Chicken Zucchini Meat Balls

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 15 min 6
Chicken Zucchini Meat Balls
Health Rating
Serve these chicken meatballs on a skewer for a party-starting appetizer, pile atop a plate of pasta, or stuff inside a hoagie roll for a hearty sub.


454 gm Chicken, ground, lean
2 cup grated Zucchini (leave peel on and squeeze grated zucchini in a kitchen towel to remove excess moisture)
2 green onion (stem) Green onion, scallion, ramp (sliced or 1/2 medium white onion)
3 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (minced)
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Black pepper
3/4 tsp Cumin (optional)
3 tbsp Coconut oil


  1. Leave zucchini skin on and shred zucchini, then add to a kitchen towel and squeeze out any excess water 
  2. Toss minced chicken with zucchini, green onion, cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper, and cumin. The mixture will be quite wet.
  3. Heat oil in a medium pan over medium heat.
  4. Use a small scoop or a heaped tablespoon to scoop meatballs into the pan.
  5. Cook 8-10 at a time for about 5-6 minutes on the first side. Flip and cook an additional 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown and the centers are cooked through.


Looking for sides?

serve with additional spiralized zucchini lightly sautéed in olive oil for about 3 minutes 

serve with asparagus baked in oven @ 425F drizzled with olive oil, for 12-15 minutes

you can also substitute minced chicken for minced turkey or beef

Nutritional Highlights


helps to improve digestion and boosts energy


is a great source of lean protein which can contribute to muscle growth


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 217
Calories from fat 156
Calories from saturated fat 80
Total Fat 17.3 g
Saturated Fat 8.9 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg
Sodium 446 mg
Potassium 138 mg
Total Carbohydrate 1.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
Sugars 1.0 g
Protein 13.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.8
Vegetables 0.7

Energy sources