You can't go wrong with a meatloaf, especially when it's this flavorful! This moist garlic herb chicken meatloaf recipe is juicy, tender, and incredibly easy to make ahead of time. There's no need to stress about weeknight dinners, because this is now part of your weeknight rotation.
I like to consider meatloaf an all-year round dinner, whereas I know some people think of meatloaf as a wintry, cold night in type of dinner. I'm here to prove it wrong! You can absolutely have meatloaf 365, 24/7, whatever your heart desires! It's just too good to keep in one season.
Meatloaf is the meatball's first cousin, so of course this chicken meatloaf is inspired by all of my other meatball recipes and my Italian baked turkey meatballs (link).
What are the ingredients for this chicken meatloaf?
Making meatloaf includes similar ingredients for making meatballs, only in loaf form. It's a very standard, simple ingredient list.
- Ground Chicken: I like using a combination of ground dark and light meat because the ground dark meat gives a lot of flavor and helps retain the moisture.
- Parmesan Cheese
- Seasoning: I chose to use a blend of garlic herb spices from my friends over at Primal Palate, and if you read more about their products, you'll see why I love them so much. We talk about substitute seasonings below so no worries if you don't have this particular one!
- Worcestershire Sauce
See recipe card for more about the quantities of each ingredient.
How do I make this recipe?
The most important part about making meatloaf is ensuring that when the meatloaf cooks it retains moisture.
Preheat the oven to 375º and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic herb seasoning into a large bowl.
Mix to combine the ingredients, just until everything is incorporated, try not to over-mix. Pour the meat mixture onto the lined sheet pan and form into a loaf. Top the loaf with extra seasoning. Place the meatloaf in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes.
HINT: Time the meatloaf for 35 minutes then cut into it, if the juices begin to run clear, then it is done. Otherwise, throw back in the oven for an additional 5-10 minutes.
Recipe Swaps and Substitutions
This recipe is a lower-carb recipe by nature, but if you want to swap and sub a few things out, here's what I'd recommend:
- Turkey vs. Chicken - you can swap out the chicken for turkey if you prefer that protein instead.
- Gluten Free - use gluten free breadcrumbs instead of the regular.
- Parmesan - you don't have to add the parmesan if you don't want to, or if you're keeping this dairy free.
- Seasoning - if you don't have (or don't want to buy) the Primal Palate Garlic Herb seasoning, you can swap in:
- Dried basil
- Dried oregano
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
Meatloaf Serving Suggestions
Meatloaf is pretty versatile when it comes to what to serve it with.
- Potatoes - mashed, wedges, fries, or baked. All variety of potatoes are the perfect, classic pairing for meatloaf.
- Vegetables - My favorite vegetable to pair with meatloaf is string beans, broccoli, or a salad like my easy shaved brussel sprout salad.
- Open-Face Sandwich - if you want to make a sandwich out for this, lay a thin slice of meatloaf on top of your favorite bread, douse in some gravy, and serve.
Kitchen Equipment and Tools
Most recipes for meatloaf don't call for much kitchen equipment, so here's what you'll need, which you already have in the kitchen!
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum Foil
- Large mixing bowl
- Measuring spoons
Garlic Herb Chicken Meatloaf Storage
This recipe will stay in the fridge for up to 3-4 days post cooking.
Freezer: If you wanted to freeze this meatloaf, wrap it in saran or cling wrap and into a ziplock bag. This will stay for up to one month. Be sure to label the ziplock bag with temperature times and directions for cooking (see the recipe card for more).
Hungry for more?
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Garlic Herb Chicken Meatloaf
- 1 baking sheet
- aluminum foil
- large mixing bowl
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 large egg
- 3 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- ½ cup breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoon garlic herb seasoning or if using other seasonings, 1 teaspoon of each!
- Preheat the oven to 375º and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
- Place the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic herb seasoning into a large bowl.
- Mix to combine the ingredients, just until everything is incorporated, try not to over-mix.
- Pour the meat mixture onto the lined sheet pan and form into a loaf.
- Top the loaf with extra seasoning. Place the meatloaf in the oven, then bake for 40 minutes.