Chicken Meatloaf is a healthier twist on the Classic Comfort Food that meatloaf is. Ground Chicken mixed with breadcrumbs, Parmesan, and Worcestershire sauce and topped with a ketchup glaze makes this meatloaf one of the best you will try!
Meatloaf is a classic comfort food that people have been making for years. My husband especially loves a good meatloaf. This recipe is very similar to my Classic Meatloaf recipe, just made with chicken instead of beef! This tastes great and does not dry out unlike some meatloaf recipes. You can also try my Turkey Meatloaf if you would like!
How to make Chicken Meatloaf:
Chicken Meatloaf is just as easy to make as a regular meatloaf. Mix all your ingredients together and then form the loaf in your pan. Bake in the oven, allow it to cool slightly then slice and serve. Make sure you follow my tip below to ensure your meatloaf stays moist and does not dry up!
- Ground Chicken - I used a 90/10 ground chicken as I wanted it to be the leanest.
- White Onion - finely minced
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Garlic Powder
- Ketchup - divided for the meatloaf and for the glaze
- Brown Sugar
Step Five - Allow to bake for 1 hour and 15-30 minutes or until your meatloaf if cooked through. Allow to cool and settle for several minutes then slice and serve.
How to make Chicken Meatloaf not dry:
I have been struggling with making a Chicken Meatloaf and it being too dry. I have found the best way to keep it moist and help it bind together.
Moist Binder: Most meatloaves need a binder to help keep it together. Typically eggs and breadcrumbs are the main things used for the binder in a meatloaf.
Because turkey is usually a dryer meat than beef, a lot of people put mushrooms in their turkey meatloaf to help moisten the loaf up.
Well, what if you do not like mushrooms or have them available? Here is the Meatloaf Game Changing Trick to keep your meatloaf moist.
Our Tip: Soak your breadcrumbs in a little milk! Yes, in Step 2 I say soak the breadcrumbs in the milk.
How long to cook a Meatloaf?
Cooking time can, of course, vary depending on your oven and even your location.
I find my meatloaf takes a good hour and a half to get cooked all the way through.
I suggest after an hour you check your meatloaf temperature.
Once your meatloaf reaches a safe temperature of 160 degrees F it is ready.
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- 2 pounds ground chicken
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- ⅓ cup milk
- 1 small white onion (finely minced)
- ½ cup grated Parmesan Cheese
- 2 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ¾ cup ketchup (divided)
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons mustard
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Mix breadcrumbs and milk together and allow milk to soak into breadcrumbs. This will help keep your meatloaf moist.
- In a large mixing bowl add ground chicken, finely minced onion, grated Parmesan Cheese, eggs, milk-soaked breadcrumbs, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, seasoning salt, garlic powder, and ½ cup of ketchup. Gently mix with hands then pat into prepared loaf pan.
- Mix remaining ¼ cup of ketchup with brown sugar and mustard. Add this to the top of your meatloaf.
- Allow to bake for 1 hour and 15-30 minutes or until your meatloaf if cooked through. Allow to cool and settle for several minutes then slice and serve.