Parmesan Encrusted Chicken Meatloaf

IMG_20160808_162834If you haven’t discovered ground chicken you need to!! This is a diabetic friendly recipe and it has so much flavor! With my Husband’s illness I have now discovered how to cook low fat, low carb AND low sodium. I have found lots of new ways to create flavor with very little or no salt. I will be posting these healthy recipes along with all my other favorites. Enjoy!!

*8 serving meatloaf  (per serving)  Sat. fat 3.2g \ Sodium 355 mg \ Carbs 8.6g \

*10 serving meatloaf (per serving)  Sat. fat 2.6g \ Sodium 284 mg \ Carbs 6.9g \

**Remember: Ingredients are very important to stay within the sodium, fat and carb guidelines. I have specified product brands to use. If you have no diet restrictions you can use ground turkey or ground beef and other brands you prefer.

This is a 13×9 meatloaf. The servings are pretty large. Recipe can be cut in half or you can cut the pieces smaller. It’s pretty hardy!

Preheat Oven to 400 degrees and spray a 13×9 baking dish with olive oil cooking spray

Combine in a large mixing bowl.. (do not over mix, just until blended)

  • 2 lbs. Perdue ground chicken
  • 1- 28 oz. can Furmano’s Italian style diced basil garlic oregano tomatoes/ drain slightly
  • 1 egg- beaten
  • 10 saltine crackers crushed (can add more if sodium isn’t a concern)
  • 2 tsp. prepared horseradish
  • 1 tbs. E. V. Olive Oil
  • (All dry spices are Simply Organic Brand because they don’t add sodium and I love them!)
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 2 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. Italian Seasoning
  • 3/4 tsp. Coriander
  • 3/4 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1-1\2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1-1/2 tsp. of fresh chopped basil (you can also use dry 1 tsp.)
  • 1/4-1/2 c grated parmesan cheese

Put mixture into baking dish and form into a meatloaf leaving about an inch open all the way around between meatloaf and baking dish. Meatloaf should be about 2 inches high.

** Wash hands thoroughly

Take approx. 1/4 c. of grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkle evenly across meatloaf. If no diet restrictions you can use up to a 1/2 c.

Bake uncovered approx. (Ovens vary)  40-60 min or until internal temp reaches at least 170 degrees and top is golden brownimg_20160805_182930306

Cover with foil and let rest 10 min before serving.

Serve with sides of your choice

Is also great as a day 2 meal… like in spaghetti sauce or on a sandwich! 🙂

Created with love by:


Char Head 🙂

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