Friday, January 24, 2014

Chicken Meat Loaf.

I wanted to make a Chicken Meat Loaf,  and knew I would have to add interesting seasonings to make it tasty as the Chicken is very bland.  After reading many recipes I developed this recipe and topping.  Most of the recipes I looked at were for Turkey or Beef.  This recipe is tasty, cheap and easy.
Feeds 4 ,  with a bit over.  Can easily be doubled or made with 250g of chicken. Just adjust other ingredients.
Preheat oven to  180 C  FF
Line an oven dish with Baking paper,  this is so it doesn't stick .

Meat Loaf
500g Minced Chicken
3/4 cup of fresh bread crumbs
1 medium size onion, peeled and 1/4
1 medium carrot,  peeled and cut into chunks.
1/4 cup of milk or substitute
1/4 cup of tomato sauce.
2 eggs
1large clove of garlic
1 generous Tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

3 or 4 Tablespoons of  Tomato Salsa or a mix of onion, Red Capsicum and garlic
2 dessertspoons of raw or light brown sugar,  MIXED WITH
2 dessertspoons of mustard powder

Place carrot, onion and garlic into TMX bowl and chop speed 5 for 5 seconds.
Add the remaining meat loaf ingredients and, REVERSE, speed 4 , 15 seconds. if not fully mixed, add another 5 seconds.
Tip into baking dish and with fork or hands ,  form into a football shape,  Flatten the top a little.
Spread Salsa over top,  and sprinkle with sugar and mustard mix.
Bake Meat Loaf for approximately 45 mins,  or until no longer pink in middle (165o F on Thermometer)
Sit for 5 minutes and then serve.

Although the texture of this is very good,  you could add more veggies such as celery or capsicum.  This may make it more difficult to serve.
Excellent with TMX mashed Pots and greens of choice.
For a 'lighter" version,  serve with salad.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just made this and loved it! Thanks for recipe. We also regularly enjoy your baked beans.