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Italian Chicken Meatloaf

Written by COA Nutrition Team On April 7, 2023

Italian Chicken Meatloaf is the best kind of comfort food! This meatloaf recipe is a twist on a classic and includes tomato sauce, onion, garlic, Parmesan cheese and more. It’s ready and on the table in an hour, making it an easy weeknight meal that has fast become a family favorite.


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 15 ounces tomato sauce (store-bought or try this recipe for our Healthy & Delicious Marinara Sauce)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spritz a baking dish with nonstick baking spray and set aside.
  2. Place the ground chicken in a large bowl. Add the egg, Parmesan cheese, panko breadcrumbs, onion and garlic on top of the meat. Season with parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together until combined. This might take a few minutes and effort since you want to make sure that the ingredients are well-dispersed in the meat.
  4. Place the meat mixture into the prepared baking dish and form into a loaf. Keep in mind, the taller your meatloaf is, the longer it will take to bake.
  5. Pour the tomato sauce on top of the meatloaf, and sprinkle additional cheese on it.
  6. Bake for 55-60 minutes, or until the meatloaf is cooked through. The meatloaf’s internal temperature should reach 165°F at the thickest spot.
  7. Once out of the oven, let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving with your favorite sides.

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