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

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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

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

Tips for Making This Recipe

This meatloaf can easily be made with ground beef, pork or turkey as well.
Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 112mg, Sodium: 236mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 5g
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