I have to be honest and tell you that meatloaf is really not my favorite thing to eat. However, this chicken meatloaf is not your typical dry, flavorless meal. It is made with Asian ingredients and it is moist, tender and very tasty.
I made a glaze with Hoisin sauce and honey to finish this up which really complements it beautifully. Hoisin is a Chinese sauce that is sweet and spicy. It is made from soybeans and spices. It is used as a marinade for many different types of meat. You can find Hoisin pretty easily at grocery stores. The left over sauce will keep very well in the refrigerator for a couple of months.
This chicken meatloaf is a nice change from your traditional beef one. It is easy to make and really quite delcious.
Here is what you need to do for this satisfying chicken meatloaf:
2 pounds ground chicken
½ tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 TBS soy sauce
2 scallions – white, light green and dark green chopped
2 garlic cloves – minced
2 TBS finely chopped red bell pepper
1 TBS finely chopped chili pepper – optional
1 – 1 inch piece fresh ginger grated
2 TBS cream – heavy, whipping or sour cream
1 cup bread crumbs
1 tsp. dry mustard
Salt & Pepper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Place all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix it well. Place the meat in the middle of an aluminum foil lined roasting pan. Form a loaf. Cover with half of the Hoisin glaze.
Bake meatloaf for 30 minutes. Apply the rest of the Hoisin glaze and cook for another 30 minutes or until loaf is cooked through. Remove from oven and allow sitting for 10 minutes before slicing.
FOR THE GLAZE:
¼ cup Hoisin sauce
2 TBS rice vinegar
1 tsp. honey
2 garlic cloves – minced and mashed to a paste
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl.