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Unbelievably Moist Chicken Meatloaf

Never dry, great for leftovers and incredibly flavorful, this ground chicken meatloaf is a simple and healthy comfort food recipe! No eggs or breadcrumbs needed and a few veggies keep it unbelievably moist.

How to make ground chicken meatloaf that’s not dry

Since ground chicken doesn’t have much fat, it tends to not be as “juicy” as traditional meatloaf.

Here’s how we keep it moist and flavorful in this recipe:

  • No breadcrumbs – These just soak up the juices and dry out the meatloaf.
  • No eggs – Eggs help bind the meatloaf, but they also thicken the texture.
  • Veggies – Finely processed garlic, onion, mushrooms and carrot release liquid when cooking.
  • Coconut aminos – This adds some extra salty flavor and liquid to the keep the meatloaf very moist.
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Other tips for preparing this chicken meatloaf

This recipe is so versatile and can be used for a large family dinner or meal prep. It’s also freezer friendly!

Here are some practical tips for using this recipe:

  • Meal prep – Just slice the meatloaf up and store it in an airtight container. It will keep well for 4-5 days in the refrigerator.
  • Prep in advance – You can make this in advance and store it in the fridge prior to cooking. Just form the meat mixture into the loaf, cover and refrigerate. Note – If you pop it in the oven directly from the fridge, you will need to add a little to the cooking time.
  • Reheating leftovers – You can use the microwave, but the best way to reheat a slice of this meatloaf is to sauté it in a frying pan with a little oil for 2-3 minutes each side, until warmed through.
  • Freezing – I recommend slicing and storing the meatloaf slices in serving size packages (1-2 slices). A vacuum sealer is great for this.
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What to serve with this low carb ground chicken recipe

This flavorful keto chicken meatloaf can be paired with one of these low carb sides for a complete meal.

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Your turn to try this juicy chicken meatloaf

Mix up some ground chicken, seasonings and processed veggies and dump everything in a loaf pan. Kick back and wait while your healthy meatloaf bakes in the oven!

If you try this recipe, be sure to leave a comment below and let us know how it goes. Also, take a pic to share on Instagram. Tag us @realsimplegood, we love to see what you’re cooking!


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Unbelievably Moist Chicken Meatloaf

4.75 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Servings: 8 slices
Calories: 309kcal
Never dry, great for leftovers and incredibly flavorful, this ground chicken meatloaf is a simple and healthy comfort food recipe!
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon, diced
  • 2 tbsp ghee (or other cooking oil)
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 onion, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 8 oz mushrooms
  • 1 large carrot, end removed and cut into small chunks
  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup coconut aminos (see notes)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp pepper
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Instructions 

  • Dice bacon and heat a skillet over medium heat. Add bacon to cook, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon just when it is starting to get crispy around the edges, about 6-7 minutes. Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.
  • While the bacon is cooking. Preheat oven to 400° Fahrenheit. Lightly grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan with ghee (or other cooking oil).
  • Place garlic, onion, mushrooms and carrot in a food processor. Process until everything is diced into small bits – (It works best to pulse over and over as opposed to just processing constantly). The mixture may get a little watery or mushy, that's ok. If any larger chunks of carrot remain after processing, you can remove them.
  • Place chicken in a bowl. To the bowl add the coconut aminos, oregano, parsley, pepper, chopped veggies, and cooked bacon. Use your hands to mix ingredients together to combine.
  • Add the meatloaf mixture to the loaf pan and form it to fit the pan. Place in the oven to bake for 90 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165° Fahrenheit.
  • Remove and allow to cool at least 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Notes

  • As an alternative to coconut aminos, you can make your own using our DIY coconut aminos substitute recipe. Or you can substitute beef broth for the coconut aminos.
  • Nutrition details provided are per slice of meatloaf (8 slices for this recipe) and are an estimate provided for those following a Ketogenic or low-carb diet. See our full nutrition information disclosure here

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Fiber: 1g
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14 thoughts on “Unbelievably Moist Chicken Meatloaf

  • Another hit! The next time, I back off the oven time 5-10 minutes, but it was GREAT. Thanks for flavorful easy recipes that is helping me lower my carbs.

      • it was delicious, we did not use bacon and we used beef broth instead of that coconut stuff and with the drippings in the pan we made a gravy and thickened it with some flour..The gravy was very mushroom tasting, delicious, (or you could use cornstarch )I won’t use a oregano the next time it was over powering

  • Delicious! This recipe lived up to expectations: it was moist, flavorful and everyone in the family liked it! I left out the bacon–we don’t eat pork and added salt, which oddly was not in the recipe. It took way less time to reach the desired temperature-only about 65 minutes as opposed to 90.

    • Glad you enjoyed this Kris! We didn’t add salt because coconut aminos are salty (and bacon too). Also, the cooking time can differ based on the loaf pan you’re using and the oven. Glad you were able to find the right time without overcooking this 🙂

  • So delicious and tasted great even after freezing. Thanks for giving tips about reheating – makes our weeknight meals so much faster and healthier!

  • This recipe was really, really good! Great ingredients and my husband and I both loved it! I did cook it for the full 90 minutes before checking the temp…and I will reduce the time just a tad. Delicious..and I will make it again!

  • So delicious! I doubled it to put one away in the freezer and I can’t wait to eat it!! A unique twist on meatloaf!

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