Chicken Meatloaf/Polpettone di Pollo
Updated: Jan 30, 2021
I always made Turkey meatloaf for my kids as they were growing up... I personally was never a fan of "regular" beef meatloaf with red sauce/ketchup on top. (yuck)
But I found out years ago... just trying to make an easy meal that would feed the 8 of us that this kind of meatloaf was more to my liking! I basically took my meatball recipe and embellished a bit...often adding shredded veggies to the mix to make sure the kids got all the vitamins I could stuff into them!
So... here goes!
for this recipe I used
2 pounds of ground chicken (or turkey)
1-1/12 cups shredded zucchini
1-1/2 cups shredded carrots
1 medium or 1/2 a large onion diced and sauteed to soften
3 cloved garlic minced and cooked with the onion or put thru a garlic press directly into the mix
about 3 large handfuls of breadcrumbs
about 1/2-3/4 cups of grated cheese
2 eggs(I use 1 egg per pound)
salt and pepper to taste--but go light on the salt depending on how much and which cheese you use!
Mix all together
Form into loaves or even burgers...
Cook for about 35 minutes or til firm to the touch.
(cooking time really depends on how thick you make your meatloaf. I used to make two long skinny ones you may like to make one big fat one! And of course burgers cook quicker!