Made with ground chicken and homemade barbecue sauce ingredients, this meatloaf is a light, tasty change from traditional recipes.

Barbecue chicken meatloaf on a serving plate with three slices cut from the end and parsley as garnish.

To make this barbecue-flavored version of a traditional meatloaf recipe we taken all the ingredients in our favorite, homemade barbecue sauce and mixed them right in with the meat.

We chose to use ground chicken as a lighter alternative to the more classic combination of ground beef and pork and it really takes on the barbecue flavors well.

Barbecue Chicken Meatloaf

Barbecue Chicken Meatloaf

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Made with ground chicken and homemade barbecue sauce ingredients, this meatloaf is a light, tasty change from traditional recipes.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, very finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the topping:

  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a shallow baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. Place the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, tomato paste, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, vinegar, and smoked paprika in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper and combine thoroughly.
  4. Turn the mixture onto the prepared pan and form it into a uniform loaf. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes.
  5. Make the topping by combining the ketchup, Worcestershire, and apple cider vinegar in a small bowl.
  6. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and spread the topping evenly over the top.
  7. Continue baking the meatloaf for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted into the center registers 165°F.
  8. Allow the meatloaf to rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

Notes

This meatloaf can easily be made with ground beef, pork or turkey as well.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 217Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 112mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 20g

Note: Nutrition information is estimated and may vary from your actual results.