Thursday, October 27, 2011

Zesty Chicken Meatloaf (Grain free!)

Oh man, I wish I had a photo. But, this stuff was gone too fast. It's that yummy! Ok, ok, I could've taken a picture before it was devoured, but I forgot.

I found this recipe online, but changed a few things to make it GAPS-friendly (a grain-free diet we are starting soon).

1. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease an 8x4 loaf pan.

2. Mix together in a large bowl:

2 eggs
1 pound ground chicken
3 tablespoons salsa
3 tablespoons taco seasoning (I used a pre-made mix but when we're officially on GAPS I'll have to make/find one w/o sugar and other additives)
1.5 cups ground walnuts

3. Pour into the pan and bake for 1 hour.

4. Top with shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream (optional)

Super easy and yummy! I was a little nervous about how it would turn out with the walnuts instead of bread crumbs but I decided to go for it and I'm so glad. When I put it in the pan it was NOT like a big moldable lump like my usual meatloaf, so I thought we'd end up with a big mushy mess but alas, once it cooked, it turned out to be the best consistency ever! I could actually slice it without it falling apart like every other time I've made it. It tasted great and I will definitely be making this again. =)

Let me know how you like it!


  1. I make my own taco seasoning from a recipe I found on another blog. It's 1 teaspoon of each of these: garlic powder, onion powder, salt, cumin, and chili powder. I love it! Hope that helps!
    I've actually never made meatloaf before and I'm on a gluten-free diet so maybe I'll try this!