Chicken Meatloaf is a delicious dinner that is savory, flavorful, and so easy to make. Use ground chicken for a healthier twist on this classic American dish. This recipe is grain-free and low-carb.

sliced chicken meatloaf with ketchup on top

Meatloaf is such a comforting meal that is great for meal prepping. You can assemble the loaf up to several days in advance, and then bake it when you’re ready to eat it. You can even freeze uncooked meatloaf for up to several months before baking it.

This version using ground chicken breast is a lower-fat version of traditional meatloaf.

This recipe is made low-carb and keto-friendly using almond flour instead of breadcrumbs and a sugar-free ketchup. Feel free to adapt the recipe to meet your family’s dietary needs!

photo with labeled ingredients for chicken meatloaf

Recipe Steps

Step One

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside. 

Step Two

Combine the meatloaf ingredients in a large bowl.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

labeled photo with process steps for making chicken meatloaf using ground chicken

Step Three

Transfer the mixture to your loaf pan and use a spatula to spread the mixture into all corners of the pan.

Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes. Then, carefully remove it from the oven and spread the ketchup on top. 

Step Four

Return the meatloaf to the oven to cook for another 35 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads an internal temperature of 165°F.

Let the meatloaf cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before slicing it and serving it.

chicken meatloaf served with roasted green beans

Is This Recipe Healthy?

  • Chicken is a great alternative to ground beef, and is a rich source of protein, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Because this Chicken Meatloaf uses almond flour as a binder instead of bread crumbs, this recipe is grain-free, gluten-free, and low in carbs.

Expert Tips & Substitutions

  • If you aren’t on a dairy-free diet, feel free to add up to 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese to the meatloaf mixture.
  • You can use ground turkey instead of ground chicken, if you prefer.
  • Cooked meatloaf goes well with almost any vegetable as a side dish, including a salad, green beans, broccoli, or cauliflower mash.

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chicken meatloaf cooked and sliced on a cutting board

Chicken Meatloaf


Description

Chicken Meatloaf is a delicious dinner that is savory, flavorful, and so easy to make. Use ground chicken for a healthier twist on this classic American dish. This recipe is grain-free and low-carb.


Ingredients

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  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • ½ onion, minced
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce (leave out for strict keto and Whole30 diets)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ cup prepared ketchup (look for a brand with no added sugar)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400° Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, almond flour, onion, egg, parsley, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, sea salt, and black pepper.
  3. Use your hands or a spatula to mix together the ingredients. Transfer the mixture to your loaf pan and use a spatula to spread the mixture into all corners of the pan.
  4. Bake the meatloaf for 30 minutes. Then, carefully remove it from the oven and spread the ketchup on top.
  5. Return the meatloaf to the oven to cook for another 35 minutes, or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the meatloaf reads 165°F.
  6. Let the meatloaf cool for about 10 minutes in the pan before slicing it and serving it.
  7. Enjoy warm.

Notes

  1. Use a serrated knife as opposed to a Chef’s knife to cut the meatloaf into clean slices.
  2. Store any leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 day. Reheat before serving.
  3. You can assemble the loaf up to several days in advance, and then bake it when you’re ready to eat it. You can even freeze uncooked meatloaf for up to several months before baking it.
  4. You can use ground turkey instead of ground chicken, if you prefer.
  • Category: Main dish
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: meatloaf using ground chicken, keto chicken meatloaf

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