Saturday, June 16, 2018

Mexican Style Chicken Meatloaf - Easy Peasy

Earlier this week I made a 2-pound Mexican Style Chicken Meatloaf using ground chicken breast. It was so very easy to mix together with ingredients that I had on hand. We actually ate that meatloaf for 3 night's dinners and I had it once for lunch and believe it or not, I was sad to see it go. 

Here's the easy recipe that I used: 2 pounds of Perdue Ground Chicken Breast; 1 cup favorite salsa; 2 Tbsp olive oil; 1 tsp smoked paprika; 3/4 tsp roasted ground cumin; 1/2 tsp ground chipotle pepper; 1/4 tsp salt; 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, Monterey, or Pepper-Jack cheese. Mix together in large bowl, form in loaf and place in center of shallow baking dish or casserole and bake at 400 degrees F for 1 hour to 1 hour 15 mins or until done. If desired, spread additional salsa on top of loaf before baking (this helps keep it super moist); top with additional shredded cheese during the last 10 mins of cooking, if desired. No breadcrumbs or eggs necessary. The cheese serves as the binder to hold the meatloaf together. 

The second night that we ate it, I sliced it cold and heated some butter in a non-stick skillet until it began to very lightly turn golden, then I added the slices of meatloaf, covered for a few minutes and once they were nice and golden brown, I flipped them over and browned on the other side. I scooted them over to a plate and cooked fried eggs in a separate small skillet while I added cut up multi-colored baby tomatoes to the skillet I cooked the meatloaf in and sautéed them in the pan drippings. I topped our browned meatloaf with a bit of shredded sharp cheddar cheese, a fried egg, and the sautéed tomatoes. It was amazing. We finished up our meatloaf last night and I look forward to making it again soon. 

This morning I made a delicious omelet for brunch filled with sautéed Vidalia onions, red bell peppers, mushrooms and baby spinach along with some sharp cheddar cheese. I served it with local Delia's Chicken Sausage. It lasted us all day long. I got ready to grill steaks this evening and the sky opened up and it began to thunder and rain so that has been pushed until tomorrow (hopefully). We didn't expect any rain today. I was disappointed that our Costco trip last night did not produce any Copper River Wild Salmon. Our consolation prize (of sorts) was filet mignon. Maybe they'll get some in next week I hope! Check out the photos of this week's delicious meals below. Enjoy! 

This was absolutely delicious (egg and tomato topped butter browned meatloaf)
This morning's omelet filled with delicious veggies & chicken sausage



Anonymous said...

Thank You for sharing your meatloaf recipe. I love meatloaf and the pictures you provided are absolutely awesome and enticing.

Patricia said...

Beautiful! Your food blog is so great. I'm over 50 but still adoptable!!!