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Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf


Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf – Step into my kitchen, where today we’re preparing something special Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf. This enjoyable dish incorporates the amusing savors of a meatloaf. With a twist utilizing ground chicken. And the tastiness of Parmesan cheese. It’s a choice, for a dinner with loved ones and I guarantee it will become a new family favorite.

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf

I can still vividly recall the first time I served this Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf to my family. The tantalizing smell of garlic and onions frying in olive oil drifted through the air while my husband and kid patiently waited. While the meatloaf was baking in the oven, the appetizing smell filled every corner of our home and made us hungry. When it finally came out of its brown crust sizzling with flavor, we couldn’t wait to eat it. From that moment, it became a star on our dinner table – a favorite dish greatly appreciated by all.

What makes this Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf truly unique?

What makes this Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf unique is its excellent harmony of flavors and consistencies. It is lighter and yet tasty when using ground chicken or beef. But the savory distinction from the Parmesan cheese delivers it new proportions. A coating of melted mozzarella cheese and a delectable marinara sauce. Make each peck a mixture of tastes. What’s more it is easy to make. You can customize it with your own herbs and spices.

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf

What You Need To Make This Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf Recipe?

Olive Oil: Let’s think of olive oil as the conductor, in this symphony. It gracefully sautés our onions and garlic to a hue infusing every bite with a touch of Mediterranean delight.

Onion and Garlic: Ah, the duo! Finely diced and gently sautéed until they become tender and aromatic these two ingredients bring a burst of flavor that will make your taste buds dance with joy.

Ground Chicken: Say farewell to beef and welcome lean flavorful ground chicken! It’s the secret behind our light and succulent meatloaf ensuring it remains incredibly delicious.

Seasoned Bread Crumbs: These delightful little crunchy nuggets are like the breadcrumbs in our fairy tale. They not only bind everything together. Also furnishes a satisfying consistency and flavor that will have you hungering for seconds.

Milk: A splash of milk keeps our moist and tender guaranteeing that each bite is as indulgent as the one. It quietly works its magic behind the scenes, a hero, in this recipe.

Parmesan Cheese: Oh, Parmesan cheese! How we value you! Finely grated and generously sprinkled over our meatloaf it adds a savory, richness that elevates it from good to gourmet.

Egg: Crack it open whisk away and voilà! Our secret component, the egg plays a role. In guaranteeing that our meatloaf maintains its shape and can be easily sliced.

Fresh Parsley: Let’s not forget about the parsley! Chop, chop, chop! The resonant green color and earthy freshness of parsley. Add a glimmer to our dish.

Italian Seasoning: Of course, we can’t skip the seasoning. With a pinch of this and a dash of that, it carries together a combination of herbs and spices. That imbues our meatloaf with a captivating Italian flair.

Salt: To bring out all the flavors in harmony we sprinkle the right amount of salt. It enriches every morsel without conquering any components.

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf

Steps To Make Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf:

Step 1: Let’s start cooking! Preheat your oven to 400°F. Line a baking pan, with foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray. In a skillet cook the onion and garlic in oil until they become soft. Let them cool down completely.

Step 2: In a bowl combine the ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, Parmesan cheese, egg, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and the cooled onion and garlic mixture. Mix everything together gently until just combined.

Step 3: Transfer the mixture to the loaf pan that has been prepared beforehand and shape it into an 8″x4″ square. Spread marinara sauce over the top. Bake it for 45 minutes.

Step 4: Meanwhile prepare the topping by mixing bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, melted butter and chopped parsley. After 45 minutes of baking time have passed take out the meatloaf from the oven. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese over it followed by spreading the breadcrumb mixture on top. Return it to the oven. Bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the center reaches a temperature of 165°F.

Step 5: Allow the meatloaf to cool for around 10 minutes before slicing it up and serving. Enjoy all those flavors of this Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf along, with your sides!

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf


For a pop of taste. You can enrich the meatloaf combination by melding chopped sun-dried tomatoes before baking. Their rich sweetness and tanginess will form a contrast, to the Parmesan and chicken. Bringing the general flavor experience to another deck. Additionally, it will imbue the meatloaf with a Mediterranean influence. That is affixed to impress your palate!

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I use ground turkey instead of ground chicken?

You can definitely use ground turkey instead of ground chicken for this recipe. It will work well and give you great results.

Can I make this meatloaf ahead of time?

If you want to prepare this meatloaf ahead of time go for it! You can make it up to a day in advance. Keep it covered in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to relish it simply pop it in the oven and bake.

Can I freeze leftovers?

Yes, you can freeze any leftovers from this Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf. Just make sure they cool down completely before wrapping them in foil or plastic wrap. You can store them in the freezer for, up to three months. To reheat. Simply thaw them overnight in the refrigerator. Then warm them up in the oven until they are heated through.

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf
Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf

Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf

Prepare to tantalize your taste buds, with our Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf—an endeavor that is equally comforting and savory! And there it is; moist ground chicken filled with the Parmesan cheese, put into a loaf pan and then baked until it is nice and golden-brown. Every single morsel is an ecstasy of sweet onion, garlic and a little bit of Italian seasoning all assembled into a magical one-plate-of-meal experience. Finished off with gooey mozzarella cheese and spice breadcrumbs, this dish will surely be the favorite amongst any crowd. This Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf recipe is the best entertainer that could be cooked for the whole family or friends. It will definitely steal the spotlight. Put everyone into a salivating frenzy!
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • c onion diced finely
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 lbs ground chicken
  • ½ c seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp milk
  • ¼ c grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3 mozzarella cheese strings cut into 1/2″ slices


  • ½ c marinara sauce
  • 2 tbsp panko bread crumbs
  • 1 ½ tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp butter melted
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 c shredded mozzarella cheese


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Take a loaf pan. Line it with foil and lightly grease it using cooking spray.
  • In a skillet set over medium heat sauté the onion and minced garlic, in olive oil until they become soft. Let them cool down.
  • In a bowl mix together ground chicken, seasoned bread crumbs, milk, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, chopped parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and the cooled onion and garlic mixture. Make sure to mix everything
  • Transfer the mixture into the loaf pan. Shape it into an 8″x 4″ square.
  • Spread marinara sauce over the top of the meatloaf.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes.
  • In a bowl combine panko bread crumbs, with Parmesan cheese melted butter and chopped parsley.
  • Take out the meatloaf from the oven. Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Followed by sprinkling on the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Return the meatloaf to the oven. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until its center reaches an internal temperature of 165°F (75°C).
  • Allow the meatloaf to cool for 10 minutes before slicing it up and serving. Enjoy your Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf!


Here’s a delightful surprise, for you; our Parmesan Chicken Meatloaf is now available in a gluten-free version! Here’s the secret; instead of using seasoned bread crumbs try using gluten-free breadcrumbs or crushed gluten-free crackers. These alternatives work wonders. Providing consistency and flavor without any worries, about gluten. Feel free to relish it without any guilt. And savor every tasty morsel!
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