Metallo-β-lactamase (MBL)-producing Enterobacteriaceae are of grave clinical concern, particularly as there are no metallo-β-lactamase inhibitors approved for clinical use. The discovery and development of MBL inhibitors to restore the efficacy of available β-lactams are thus imperative. We investigated a zinc-chelating moiety, 1,4,7-triazacyclononane (TACN), for its inhibitory activity against clinical carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. MICs, minimum bactericidal concentrations (MBCs), the serum effect, fractional inhibitory concentration indexes, and time-kill kinetics were determined using broth microdilution techniques according to Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CSLI) guidelines. Enzyme kinetic parameters and the cytotoxic effects of TACN were determined using spectrophotometric assays. The interactions of the enzyme-TACN complex were investigated by computational studies. Meropenem regained its activity against carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae, with the MIC decreasing from between 8 and 64 mg/liter to 0.03 mg/liter in the presence of TACN. The TACN-meropenem combination showed bactericidal effects with an MBC/MIC ratio of ≤4, and synergistic activity was observed. Human serum effects on the MICs were insignificant, and TACN was found to be noncytotoxic at concentrations above the MIC values. Computational studies predicted that TACN inhibits MBLs by targeting their catalytic active-site pockets. This was supported by its inhibition constant (Ki), which was 0.044 μM, and its inactivation constant (Kinact), which was 0.0406 min−1, demonstrating that TACN inhibits MBLs efficiently and holds promise as a potential inhibitor.