Ground chicken is great. I love making my meatloaf with ground chicken. I know that the traditional meatloaf is beef, pork, and veal, but I think that a chicken meatloaf offers a better texture. As far as flavor, chicken has it going on. It will take on the flavors that you add far better than other meats.
I found this recipe for Buffalo Chicken-Blue Cheese Meatloaf from the Biggest Loser Family Cookbook and had to share. When we are trying to watch what we eat, often we are given bland food choices. Not so with this recipe. If you are trying to eat healthy and are looking for a flavorful meal, give this Buffalo Chicken-Blue Cheese Meatloaf a try.
- Olive Oil Spray
- 2/3 c. Old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 c. Fat-free milk
- 2 1/2 Tbsp buffalo wing sauce, or more to taste
- 1 pound extra-lean, ground chicken breast
- 1/2 c. Finely chopped celery
- 1/4 c. Shredded carrot
- 1/4 c. Finely chopped sweet onion
- 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 2 oz. Crumbled reduced-fat blue cheese
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly mist a 9×5 loaf pan with olive oil spray.
- Combine the oats and milk in a medium mixing bowl and stir to mix. Let stand
for 3 minutes, or until the oats begin to soften. Stir in the wing sauce until well
- Add the chicken, celery, carrot, onion, egg whites and salt. With a fork or
clean hands, mix the ingredients well. Add the blue cheese and gently mix to combine.
- Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and spread so that the top is flat. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until the chicken is completely cooked through and no longer pink. Cut into 8 slices and serve immediately.
Source: Biggest Loser Family Cookbook Copyright 2008