These Whole30 chicken bacon ranch poppers are one of our favorite Whole30 dinner recipes: super flavorful, family-friendly, and great for leftovers. Loaded with veggies and plenty of Whole30 dump ranch dressing for dipping, these Whole30 chicken bacon ranch poppers are a must-try Whole30 dinner recipe for any meal plan!
Prep: 15 minutesminutes
Cook: 20 minutesminutes
Total: 35 minutesminutes
Food processor (optional)
Large mixing bowl
4slicesbacondiced, see Notes
2poundsground chicken breastsee Notes to make your own
Add peeled and smashed garlic to bowl of food processor and process until minced. Add green onions and parsley and pulse until chopped. Add diced bacon and pulse until chopped. Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Fit shredding blade to food processor and process zucchini through until you have 4 cups. Transfer zucchini to large mixing bowl. Continue to "Make the Meatballs" section below.
Without a Food Processor
Prepare the garlic, green onions, parsley, bacon, and zucchini as noted in the ingredient list. Combine all in a large mixing bowl.
Make the Meatballs
Stir in ground chicken and seasoning to large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with clean hands. Use a disher to scoop out uniform balls of meatballs mixture and place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all mixture has been used.
Heat a large skillet over medium heat and coat with a layer of oil. Fry meatballs in batches until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 7-10 minutes total.
Remove fried meatballs from skillet with a slotted spoon or spatula and drain on a plate lined with paper towels. Repeat until all meatballs are cooked. Serve with plenty of Whole30 dump ranch dressing.
Bacon: Make sure to use a Whole30-compliant bacon, with no added sugars.
Homemade Ground Chicken: Cut 2 pounds of chicken breasts into chunks and spread evenly on a baking sheet. Place in freezer about 15-30 minutes, then, add a handful of chicken chunks to food processor at a time. Pulse until texture appears ground and uniform. Don't overprocess. Remove from food processor bowl and repeat with remaining chicken chunks.
Recipe yields approximately 4 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving using the ingredients listed, not including Whole30 Dump Ranch for dipping. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 4. Result will be the weight of one serving.