These juicy little poppers make an easy summer meal, or a perfect protein addition to the lunchbox. Filled with summer zucchini, chicken mince, garlic and seasoning, they can be modified as you wish to be used in a wrap or Turkish pita pocket, an Asian and noodle broth or with an Italian inspired tomato sauce and pasta. Here, they are served with loads of colourful vegetables, avocado and a plain wrap for an easy and light dinner.
500g chicken mince
2 medium zucchini, grated
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper
2 tablespoons oil
Place the grated zucchini in a clean tea-towel or paper towel and squeeze out the liquid. Pop the drained zucchini into a bowl with the chicken mince, spring onions, garlic, cumin and seasoning. Mix well until all combined. Roll tablespoons of the mixture and fry on each side in a moderately heated and oiled fry pan until golden brown on each side and cooked through (4-5 minutes each side). You may need to cook in 3-4 batches depending on the size of your frypan.
Feel free to add extra flavourings depending on how you plan to serve the poppers.
Italian - add in basil
Asian - add in coriander, lemon zest, chilli
Turkish - add in crumbled feta
If you are sending them off in a lunchbox, be sure to add in a slicker pad to keep the chicken cool until lunchtime!